Drag queens will not counter hate
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?