U.S. Air Force CANCELS IT – What Were They Thinking?
(ConservativeInsider.org) – One reason many Americans push for a small government is to keep taxes low so they can decide where their money goes, rather than letting the nation’s leaders do so. A recent proposed event at Ramstein Air Force base in Germany brought this debate to the forefront of people’s minds once again as the base’s library was set to hold an LGBTQ-themed storytime for children.
On Thursday, June 2, the Ramstein Air Force Base Library was planning to host an event called Drag Queen Story Time for children on the base. However, The Post Millenial caught wind of this and wrote about it on its site:
UPDATE: Ramstein libraries cancels Drag Story Hour for kids after reporting from The Post Millennialhttps://t.co/LdTpzmqqXT
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) May 26, 2022
Soon after, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) wrote an open letter objecting to the event, highlighting that he believes the event promotes the sexualization of children and such event hosting is not the “proper role” of the Department of Defense (DOD). He also claimed credit for helping get the event canceled:
Good that the @usairforce cancelled a drag queen story hour for children after my letter to them
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 31, 2022
Lieutenant Colonel Will Powell, chief of public affairs for the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein, told the Military Times the event was posted on social media before the base approved it. The event would have hosted drag queen Stacey Teed, and base officials emphasized that they would continue to support other LGBTQ events during the month of June. For now, though, the bases’ library will likely stick to more typical children’s storytime themes.
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