Drag queens will not counter hate

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, – 25% of Dundee’s chil­dren are liv­ing in poverty.

Mean­while, 10% are suf­fer­ing from hunger.

One in five chil­dren and teenagers are not func­tion­ally lit­er­ate.

Men­tal health is­sues among young peo­ple are in­creas­ing ex­po­nen­tially.

And so we call a drag queen to pro­mote “in­clu­sion and di­ver­sity” (The Courier, July 26).

I have no ob­jec­tion to a drag queen giv­ing chil­dren some fun – but let’s not pre­tend that this is about chal­leng­ing stereo­types.

Given that drag queens thrive on the stereo­types of ex­treme “fem­i­nine” cloth­ing and be­hav­iour, this will only re­in­force those stereo­types.

Nor is it about pro­mot­ing “in­clu­sion and di­ver­sity”.

Rather it is about pro­mot­ing one par­tic­u­lar phi­los­o­phy of sex and gen­der known as Queer the­ory – to the ex­clu­sion of all oth­ers.

The fact that this is the cur­rent fash­ion for the civic elites does not mean that the rest of us should not be al­lowed to ques­tion whether this is a good use of tax pay­ers’ money.

The trans­gen­der com­mu­nity makes up about 0.01% of the pop­u­la­tion.

The Chris­tian pop­u­la­tion make up more than 50%.

I won­der if Dundee City Coun­cil would pay some­one to come and have a bi­ble story time in their li­brary or would they re­gard that as non­in­clu­sive?

Hav­ing a drag queen in the li­brary will not bring about peace and the end of hate.

The only thing that can counter hate is love – which is why chil­dren need to hear more about the God who is love, and the lov­ing com­mands that he gives to us.

But ap­par­ently in to­day’s topsy turvy world in­doc­tri­nat­ing five-yearolds about LGBTQI is “in­clu­sive”, whilst teach­ing about the God who is love is ex­cluded. David Robertson. St Peters Free Church, 4 St Pe­ter Street. Dundee.

I won­der if Dundee City Coun­cil would pay some­one to come and have a bi­ble story time in their li­brary or would they re­gard that as non-in­clu­sive?

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