The grownups in charge of Rocky Top Middle School in Thornton, Colorado thought it would be a good idea to invite a drag queen named “Jessica L’Whor” to interact with boys and girls at Career Day.
That pretty much sums up what is wrong with our nation’s public school system, folks.
Parents are outraged and rightfully so because the taxpayer-funded school did not send out any notification that the children would be hanging out with a drag queen.
“I was pretty appalled. I was pretty surprised. It was a shock because no one was notified,” parent Jen Payer told television station Fox 31.
“This person is an adult entertainer and is talking to 12-year-old students about something that’s adult [in] nature,” parent Heather Rogers told television station KDVR.
Principal Chelsea Behanna apologized for not informing parents beforehand, but she also defended the invitation because the inclusion of the drag queen reflected diversity.
“She used the text to illustrate the damage bullies can do, the need to always put kindness and acceptance at the forefront, and the shortsightedness of judging a book by its cover,” the principal wrote in a letter to parents. “Students were completely engaged and asked lots of great questions.”
I have no doubt the students had plenty of questions – like why is that guy wearing a dress?
Jessica L’Whor said he had a terrific time reading to the boys and girls.
“I had a couple kids that were like, ‘I’m gay in school and I get bullied every week and I don’t know what to do and just talking to you helped me realize that I can still be me and still be happy,’” Ms. Jessica said. “I got messages being like, ‘Thank you so much for coming to my class. I was having a really horrible week and you made my day.’”
And the drag queen hopes to visit even more taxpayer-funded schools.
“I want to go to more elementary schools, because of this experience at Rocky Top, I’ve already reached out to a couple people about how to develop a Ted Talk,” L’Whor told KDVR.
In other words, parents who object to their first graders being indoctrinated by a drag queen might want to consider home schooling.