The following is a transcript of Todd’s morning commentary. Click here to pre-order Todd’s new book, “Twilight’s Last Gleaming: Can America Be Saved?”
There’s a court battle over a decision to ban drag shows at West Texas A&M University.
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled that University President Walter Wendler’s ban could remain in effect amid an ongoing legal challenge.
The judge says drag shows contain sexualized expressive conduct that is not protected under the First Amendment.
But a gay rights group in Lubbock, Texas is pushing back. Lubbock Pride says the judge is a Christian and therefore – his beliefs make it impossible for him to be fair and impartial.
“We cannot stand idly by and allow the religious beliefs or personal opinions of a judge, a legislator, or any person in the position of power to infringe on the civil liberties or human rights of an entire community of people,” spokesman Nick Harpster. “Judges are supposed to set any personal beliefs and opinions aside and rule on cases with impartiality and fairness. From this decision, it is fairly clear that this was not the case …”
There’s no doubt that Judge Kacsmaryk is a devout Christian. But there’s no evidence that his faith has incited animosity towards the drag community.
That’s the allegation from Lubbock Pride.
“We continue to see this type of language used in order to incite animosity towards the drag community and the [LGBT] community as a whole,” said Harpster. “To present drag performances as sexual in nature and to make the claim that children are in some way harmed by a drag performance, especially one that is marketed as family friendly, is ludicrous and boldly inaccurate.”
The question is whether you’d rather stand before a judge with the wisdom of Solomon or a pronoun-confused, woke activist wearing a feather boa.
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