After a Dallas gay bar invited children to be a part of a drag show, State Rep. Bryan Slaton (R-TX) vowed to introduce legislation that would protect children from being subjected to this kind of sexual perversion and grooming.
“The events of this past weekend were horrifying and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are obsessed with sexualizing young children,” Slaton said in a statement according to The Daily Wire.
The state legislator’s comments come after reports that children in attendance were encouraged to tip the dancers in the glow of an electronic sign that read, “IT’S NOT GONNA LICK ITSELF!”
Slaton continued, “I promised my voters that I would stand up for their values and fight to protect Texas kids. I was re-elected on that promise and I intend to keep it by authoring legislation to defend kids from being subjected to drag shows and other inappropriate events. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this important legislation.”
In response to the public outrage sparked by this event, the organizers at the Mr. Misster gay bar claimed the show was family friendly and had nothing to do with grooming children.
Michigan gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon R. reacted strongly to the news on Twitter.
“As Governor, I will sign a bill that creates severe criminal penalties for adults who involve children in drag shows,” Dixon said. “This type of behavior is criminal child sexually abusive activity.”
Todd Starnes had similar thoughts on the situation.
“I contend that if you are a grown adult, you have a constitutional right to live your life however you want to live your life. If you want to be a drag queen, grab a feather boa and have at it,” Starnes wrote. “But to expose children to gay bars and, yes, strip clubs, is nothing short of child endangerment. And parents who expose their children to this sort of debauchery should be arrested and charged with child abuse.”