Letter to the Editor – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

June 14, 2019

The following letter to the editor was submitted to SMNEWSNET.COM.

Letter to the Editor:

The group called: Southern MD area Secular Humanist (SMASH) are sponsoring an event of teaching young boys how to be “Drag Queens” on this coming June 23, 2019, at 2:00pm, starting with their so called “Story Hour” which gives the instruction about being a Drag Queen and then at 3pm is the “tutorial” of putting on the makeup and costumes of the Drag Queen. Their advertisement on Facebook says “for Tweens and Teens” and young boys simply do not have the maturity or the boundaries or any real power to say “no” to this kind of degradation and shame that the Secular Humanists group are here orchestrating and that is very troubling. The event is to be held at the Lexington Park Library and this SMASH group calls the beginning as a “Story Hour” which gives the impression that it is a real Library “Story Time” event which it is not. The Secular Humanists people do not accept that the morality of truth or lies are binding for them because any morality is just a matter of opinion in their view, and so even a Drag Queen of having a man dressing up like a girl is a type of lie which they see as okay to teach to vulnerable children.

To confront that group with protesting just feeds into their false drama claiming prejudice and discrimination when really it is a protest against their public display of child sexual abuse which is done for the perverted pleasure of the adults spectators of that event. There is talk and arguing done on that group’s Facebook event page and so the group members do know and they have been told and have been explained of how wrong it is but they have no interest in any view of right from wrong because they being “Secular Humanists” then that makes them as above any morality consideration, and sadly that is their point and purpose to demonstrate that they can violate the decent standards and violate children and dare anyone to try to stop them.

There are some people who complain by sending letters and emails to the Library but the Library is powerless against that group’s dishonest tricks to get its own way. The acronym for that group “SMASH” is a rather accurate description of their real intentions to smash down anything that gets in their way. It is often said that the County or our Political leaders can not resist or fight these kinds of groups or events because we might loose in Court or that it might go up to the US Supreme Court, but instead we need to have the courage to resist this by every means available and yes take it to the Supreme Court too if need be, because this event is created to abuse young vulnerable children while the adult spectators celebrate their own sexual superiority. All across the USA such groups are attacking American values and our time to respond is running thin.

James P. Cusick Sr.
Hollywood MD.

148 Responses to Letter to the Editor – Drag Queen Story Hour at Lexington Park Library

  1. Fred Barry on June 14, 2019 at 10:37 am

    How is it child sexual abuse? GET OVER YOURSELF.

    • Joep22 on June 15, 2019 at 10:19 am

      When you deny the truth of God’s design of sexuality and promote depravity and teach children that there is nothing wrong with it, that is child abuse. It is child abuse to not teach them the truth.

      • EW on June 17, 2019 at 2:23 pm

        drag queens are gay men dancing around on stage for money, just guys in dresses preforming for the gay crowd.. like a stripper.. you really want “grown men” throwing dollars at your confused queer child for dressing up as a girl… yea that is child sexual abuse. better yet thats borderline pedo.

      • Anonymous on June 17, 2019 at 11:31 pm

        You cannot choose which parts of the bible to use to fit the narrative and pacify your own guilt from hatred. God made everyone, even drag queens, in His own image. God loved the world, even the drag queens. God commanded that you should love your neighbor and guess what? THE QUEENS ARE THY NEIGHBOR! I think you need to acquaint yourself with the phrase “love the sinner hate the sin” because I can guarantee when you stand before Him and His Son you will have to attest to your hatred as you are committing sin. Thou without sin may cast the first stone, and I don’t think anyone stands on high enough moral ground to start throwing. Bless your heart but pull your nose from the Old Testament and come to know a loving and forgiving Lord because I’m sure the Queens do.

        • Joep22 on June 20, 2019 at 5:57 am

          What verse from the Bible says “love the sinner hate the sin”?

          Jesus also told the woman caught in adultery to “go and sin no more”. And you you accuse me of cherry picking the Bible.

          You also need to read Psalm 5:5. God does not love the rebel sinner. He is holy and He has a righteous and just wrath against sinners while they are in their sin.

          And if you throw out the Old Testament you don’t know God or His truth. God gave us the entirety of the Bible, not just the parts you want to twist to justify sin. I also never said I was better than anyone.

          By the grace of God I call out to sinners to repent and turn to Jesus Christ and that is loving your neighbor. This life is about God’s glory not man chasing after sin.

    • vince on June 22, 2019 at 4:44 pm

      It’s time for folks to stand up to this leftist agenda. Take your filth to the gay bars & clubs. I hope folks will not show up for this lesson in perversion. God Bless the decent & good folks of Lexington PARK. WARNING. Vote the Democrats out in 2020 or this will get worse

  2. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Fully agree

  3. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 11:11 am

    “do not have the maturity or the boundaries or any real power to say “no” to this kind of degradation”. It’s a good thing you are an adult and can make your own decision about whether or not your child can attend. As for other parents, it should be up to them. Personally, I would not take my kid there but that is my decision. The way freedom works is we are given an option and we make a choice if we want to attend that event or not. If we allow one person to dictate what we should and should not do that is a dictatorship or communism. One day the majority might decide that brainwashing children with stories from the bible and scaring them with promises of hellfire and damnation is harmful to their psychological wellbeing. At that time they may try and ban all church services and on that day I will defend you, your beliefs, and your right to determine the best path for your own children. Freedom means people will sometimes do things that you disagree with or even angers you but in the end if it doesn’t affect you personally you don’t have the right to stop others from their freedoms.

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 9:50 am

      This plain and simple pornography and sexual abuse which is illegal. If you can’t see that and brush this off as being something we should just allow others to choose then you are saying living in a society and country of lawlessness is how should be. Freedom of choice is not taken away by having laws that protect innocent children from perverted adults.

      • Ali Bergmark on June 17, 2019 at 9:24 am

        Please define pornography. There is NOTHING sexual about this reading, nor this makeup lesson. Educate yourself on the English language before publicly attacking others on the internet.

      • Kelly Keck on June 17, 2019 at 4:23 pm

        You’re flat-out lying here. If a make-up lesson is pornography, are you going to protest at the department store make-up counter too? If seeing someone in clothes that you personally disapprove of, but that don’t show anybody’s private parts, is pornography, then we need to shut down every beach in the county.

        Pretending that LGBT people are trying to molest and sexualize kids is the lie that people have used for decades to justify everything from discrimination to physical abuse. The tactics that you’re using here, of falsely accusing people of being sexual predators, have a long and ugly history.

        We’re talking about an event at a library. There will be multiple adults present. It’s a public space. No one is going to be assaulting any kids.

    • Joep22 on June 15, 2019 at 10:21 am

      Righteousness is defined by God, not by how it harms another person.

      • sambo on June 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm

        who gets to say what God said??? Are the voices in our head OK? Seems to work for some so called preachers…

        • Joep222 on June 18, 2019 at 5:34 am

          God has told us in His inerrant word of the Bible.

          • Anonymous on June 18, 2019 at 12:39 pm

            The bible was written by men and there are multiple sections that contradict other sections. Are you saying God contradicted himself. Are you saying you condone women being stoned for premarital sex, divorce, homosexuality, etc… You condone slavery? All this is in the bible. You either condone all this or you are a hypocrite that picks and chooses what parts they will believe and follow. By the way, in the bible it says only God can judge. You haven’t followed his word there because there is an awful lot of judgement and self righteousness in your posts. I said it earlier, you raise your kid how you want and let others raise theirs as they see fit. No one is forcing you to do anything with this and you are not the morality police.

          • joep222 on June 20, 2019 at 7:29 am

            @Anonymous:

            “The bible was written by men and there are multiple sections that contradict other sections.”

            So if a book is written by men it is invalid? That means no book is valid and you cannot know truth. That would be an error.

            Also that would be a misunderstanding. The Bible was written by men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to reveal His inerrant word.

            Demonstrate the contradictions with specific references in the original language in the appropriate context. Not one of the claim contradictions will stand under close scrutiny.

            “Are you saying God contradicted himself.”

            You claim this. I don’t. God is perfectly consistent with Himself.

            “Are you saying you condone women being stoned for premarital sex, divorce, homosexuality, etc”

            God has a righteous anger and justice against sin and yet He gives grace to those who turn from sin and trust in Jesus Christ. God is also the Creator and He has the right to define the standards He demands from His creation and the creation has no right to say that those standards are unjust.

            “You condone slavery?”

            Common false claim that the Bible condones slavery [as a righteous act]. The Bible was dealing with an evil system that man had established to make slavery more humane. It never calls slavery a righteous and good thing. Moreover you imply the slavery in the Bible was the same as the slavery experienced in colonial America. It isn’t.

            “All this is in the bible.”

            You provided no references.

            “You either condone all this or you are a hypocrite that picks and chooses what parts they will believe and follow.”

            That would be a Straw Man fallacy based on your previous statements.

            “By the way, in the bible it says only God can judge.”

            What verse says that specifically? Moreover, that does not mean that we are not allowed to examine a world situation in the light of God’s truth and identify what is good and what is evil. Additionally, I am not judging anyone. God has already judged them in their rebellion to Him and His created order.

            “You haven’t followed his word there because there is an awful lot of judgement and self righteousness in your posts.”

            In that you are wrong. I never said I was righteous in and of myself. I am no better than anyone and I never claimed I was better. So that would be another false claim.

            “I said it earlier, you raise your kid how you want and let others raise theirs as they see fit.”

            Morality is not relative and I never said as an individual that everyone has to follow my standards, but that all are accountable to God. If someone see fit to raise their child that there is no problem with murder, are you not going to tell them they are wrong? That means your truth is based solely in subjectivity and feelings and that is not the truth of God.

            “No one is forcing you to do anything with this and you are not the morality police.”

            All that evil needs to succeed is for no one to stand against it. [Edmund Burke].

            I never claimed I was the morality police, but all mankind will give account to God.

          • Eric on June 20, 2019 at 10:45 pm

            The Bible does not contradict itself when it is read in its entirety… And as far as it saying only God can judge, it doesn’t. It says judge not lest you be judged. Which basically means,if you’re going to judge someone, remember, you will also be judged, We are to be discerning and judge what is righteous in God’s eyes but only by lining it up with God’s word… which is infallible… yes, hate the sin because God hates sin, love all sinners as God does. But we are to shine a light into the darkness and reveal sin for what it is. The literal translation of sin is something that offends God. We can know what these things are by reading God’s word, the Bible, to grow to know God’s character better. As a Christian we cannot condone sin and we should not be impartial to it either. We are to confront it with LOVE. Not with hatred and bigotry. I pray for those lost who are far from God, that their hearts would be softened, there wounds would be healed, and they would come to the saving knowledge of our great Lord Jesus Christ

      • Anonymous on June 18, 2019 at 2:45 am

        This may be one of the most ignorant things I’ve read… You can’t really believe this, and consider yourself a good person.

        I’ll hope you are regurgitating something you’ve heard and it is blind ignorance

        • joep222 on June 20, 2019 at 7:31 am

          How is it ignorant? Just because you say so?

          I don’t consider myself a good person. No one is good, no, not one.

    • Keekee on June 15, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      I agree with your stand for freedom, but I challenge you to try hoasting a group that teaches boys who ‘want’ to dress up as girls how “not” to do that. This is where the problem lies. The left pushes freedom if they agree with the cause, but try out your freedom if you have different beliefs than them. The double standard is the problem in my opinion. Freedom should be universal, and it’s definitely not.

      • Kelly Keck on June 17, 2019 at 4:26 pm

        Teaching “boys” who want to dress up as girls how not to do that is called conversion therapy, and it’s been proven to have profoundly damaging effects on children, including increasing their risk for suicide.

        And yet, if a religious group wanted to use library property to teach trans kids that they’re obligated to dress in a way that makes them miserable or they’re going to hell, the library would likely be obligated to allow it, under free speech.

        What cases are you aware of in which a religious group was banned from a library when they wanted to provide conversion therapy? If the double standard exists, surely you have examples.

      • Meghan on June 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm

        If boys want to play with makeup, which is an art form they should be able to learn without judgment. There’s not a single thing wrong with that.

        • James P Cusick Sr on June 19, 2019 at 9:52 am

          The boys are too young to want it, and they are too young to know about “Drag Queens” so the gutless adults are hiding behind the children claiming that the young boys want (want) to be misused for the sexual perversion on the adult spectators.

          The parents too are guilty of the child abuse.

          Meghan and Kelly (and others) present it as if it is a choice for children to make – when in reality it is a sick choice by the adults to sexually exploit the vulnerable children.

        • Synonymous on June 19, 2019 at 6:52 pm

          By that analogy taking a crap is sculpting. Not everything is art.
          There are many things wrong with boys being encouraged by an activist group of agitators who have functions, seminars and protests solely designed to cause unrest in normal society, while giving the finger to normal behavior and beliefs. Thus, the Trash at SMASHed doesn’t give a rat’s ass about these young men dressing ridiculously, they are just USING them as a vehicle for gheir crusade against normalcy and people of faith. No more, no less. Regardless of faith, normal people agree, there is something wrong with boys who want to dress like girls and the people who think it’s OK.

  4. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Satans little helpers

    • Cal Joyner on June 14, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Man, these people are trippin’. All these good lookin’ women around and these dudes tryin’ to dress up like girls.

  5. D.L. on June 14, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Mr. James P Cusick Sr, you come across as an intolerant person. This is being held in a separate room, where parents can decide if they wish to bring their child in for the experience. You make many false claims in your letter, and thus I’ll have to conclude that you are just ignorant and not looking to change that.

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 7:46 am

      No, what’s ignorant is a boy dressing as a woman. People used to know that.

      • Anonymous on June 18, 2019 at 2:28 am

        Wrong. There’s a long history of the practice going back to antiquity (along with homosexuality). It’s clothing. You and others like yourself are applying the stigma and the hate.

        • Anonymous on June 19, 2019 at 7:13 pm

          Yes, it was wrong then also. There were confused people then also and the normal people of that time knew it. You can go ahead and do it because you like it but it doesn’t make it right. You might like running around with a sparkler in your anus, but it doesn’t make it right.
          The stigma is self inflicted and neither myself or most normal people I know hate cross dressers or homosexuals. Most of the hate I usually hear comes from BLT people when their behavior isn’t accepted after they have shoved it in people’s faces.

    • Joep22 on June 15, 2019 at 10:23 am

      Tolerance is not the standard to pursue. Truth is and this activity is depraved no matter if they are holding it in a separate room. God will hold them to account.

      • Satan on June 17, 2019 at 7:54 pm

        I can promise you boys playing with makeup is the least of God’s worries. Your sins on the other hand. OOF

        • Joep22 on June 20, 2019 at 8:43 am

          God does not turn a blind eye to sin, no matter how small we think that sin is. God is holy and just and no sin is acceptable in His presence. Sin is what Jesus died for and no sin is minor or trivial to a holy and perfect God. Any sin is infinitely corrupt in God’s standards. God does not scale sin.

          And what an amazing claim that you make, that you know my heart. I never claimed I was righteous in and of myself.

  6. Bob Wayne on June 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    They tried the same stuff and Tennessee when it was publicize what they were doing they put a stop to it by not participating in it they took down the names and addresses of all participants and turned it over to the sheriffs department for investigation for child abuse They picked the wrong state to do this kind of activities. The best way to put a stop to it is to get the names and addresses of all participants in the activity and turn the names over to the proper authorities The library’s have all right to do this

    • James P Cusick Sr on June 15, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      That is a clever idea, and it might have some effect.

      I just do not see that as a solution, and I do not like using a tactic of retaliation.

      A thing like this needs to be stopped beforehand, and that way we can stop the next one beforehand too.

      If the Library or other person did your idea then I would support their effort.

    • Kelly Keck on June 17, 2019 at 4:27 pm

      Wow. People are performing an activity you don’t approve of, so you’re publicly advocating for making false claims of child abuse in the hope of having them arrested. That’s truly evil.

      • Synonymous on June 19, 2019 at 7:28 pm

        What’s truly evil is an activist group USING children to further their own selfish agenda. Hiding behind children is a cowardly way to attack the fundamentals of normal people. They could just dress as silly asses themselves and give their little show to the public and NOT USE kids. Quit trying to normalize odd behavior with initiation. Like the drunk that tries to get you to drink with him so he doesn’t feel out of place.

  7. Mary on June 14, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    What a sad and narrow misunderstanding of theatre. Drag is a valid form of expression rooted in art & theatre. It has nothing to do with sex & is not necessarily even indicative of sexual orientation. Anyone, male or female, can participate in drag for a plethora of reasons. This letter is ignorance at best & fear-mongering at the worst.

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 7:49 am

      No, it’s just asinine, not funny, and pathetic.

      • Anonymous on June 18, 2019 at 3:00 am

        See, that’s thing about art, it’s subjective. You may not appreciate it, but there are millions of others who may.

        I’m sure you participate in plenty of hobbies that many people would consider worthy of the same descriptors. Maybe fueling hate on the internet is one of them?

        • Anonymous on June 19, 2019 at 7:29 pm

          Or pointing out the truth.

    • J on June 15, 2019 at 10:23 am

      Utter nonsense to justify depravity.

  8. Chris on June 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Agreed.

  9. Encyclopedia Britannica on June 14, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Aint nobody got time to “loose” in court. Seriously, when did the country collectively decide to change the English language? Lose is now overwhelmingly spelled “loose”. “Loose” is the opposite of tight, “lose” is the opposite of win. Add that to the buffoons giving us gems like “would of / could of / should of”. What is wrong with our society when a huge number of people think this is grammatically correct??? Perhaps we “of” all “lossed” our minds? Remember, these are the people that want to tell you who to vote for. I also hate to be the guy that has to let you in on this “secret”, but when you express yourself with these ridiculous grammatical errors, it makes you look like an uneducated dope, and completely undercuts your point because you simply can not be taken seriously thereafter.

    • Grammar Police on June 16, 2019 at 7:09 am

      Amen!

  10. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Picture. We need pictures of all involved.

    • James P Cusick Sr on June 15, 2019 at 12:28 pm

      I thought of that too, and take videos as well as pictures, but the News sources will publish pics and this kind of group wants the publicity as they have no true shame and no form of pride to give them proper shame that exposure would give to decent people.

      We need a much more effective way to resist their attack – and that group SMASH calls it a war as they claim their selves to be winning.

      • Meghan on June 17, 2019 at 7:58 pm

        An attack? Really James. Have an appreciation for art. Is that too much to ask or is your masculinity too fragile? :(

        • Synonymous on June 19, 2019 at 7:35 pm

          Absolutely an attack. Everything this pathetic group does is.
          You must not know the humanzee agenda.
          Then you attack his masculinity because he refuses to agree with you and call stupidity art. Typical Alinski technique by a typical liberal. By the way, that doesn’t work.

  11. Austin Danger Powers on June 14, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Not to defend the folks at “SMASH”, but who exactly do you think is going to be attending this event? I’ll give you a hint, its people that are already interested in this. So whether those interested folks visit a “SMASH” event or not, they are still going to wear their mom’s bra around the house when mom is at work. This doesnt sound like they are “converting” or “brainwashing” anyone, those that are in attendance are already into it, whether you like it or not. This sort of thing isnt my bag, so I wont be there.

  12. Allison Elliot on June 14, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Secular humanists do not inherently lack morality. To assert that they do is ignorant. The ignorance of James Cusick, Sr. fueled a LTTE full of hate, misunderstanding, and strange political tie-ins.
    Drag queens do not invite sexual abuse and having them participate in this event is in no way child sexual abuse. What a ridiculous assertion. Drag queens enjoy dressing up and performing in a valid form of self-expression. It is harmless. Knowing nothing about drag queens or children, James Cusick, Sr. embarrassingly again expresses his ignorance of the topic on which he writes. Some children enjoy dressing up. Some children enjoy reading. This event sounds great especially for children who may want to explore wearing makeup in the future.
    SMASH is not tricking people into anything. From even the words of the author of this LTTE, it is clear that they advertised the activities accurately and attempting to conceal nothing.
    The political paragraph is one I don’t want to touch with a 40-foot pole. It is so beyond the point of anything and is just an expression of the author’s backwards political viewpoints that have no relevance and are, frankly, ridiculous and stupid.
    James Cusick, Sr., please learn more about the topic before you spout off an ill-informed LTTE as is the modus operandi of your backwards generation. Welcome to the future. We have makeup, costumes, reading, children, and self-expression. It’s a good place.

    • Synonymous on June 16, 2019 at 11:04 am

      Yes, it’s called fantasy land, which is why they can’t deal with reality. You’re an idiot Allison.

  13. Local LGBT Advocate on June 14, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Being someone from the LGBT community, I’d like to point out that Drag isn’t done for sexual pleasure or any other “perverted” reasons. A drag queen is a character that makes fun of gender stereotypes. Drag gives people a chance to mock gender roles that they find oppressive or that don’t make sense. The reason it tends to pop up with the gay community and not the straight community is because we have decided that since we are already bucking a bunch of BS societal expectations, we might as well have some fun while we’re at it.

    Regarding the makeup for teens and tweens – it isn’t “child sexual abuse”. It’s makeup for the hell of it. It’s no different than your kid getting Captain America or a tiger painted on their face at the carnival. No one is forcing anyone to do anything, no one is getting their rocks off because a 16 year old tried on a blue wig. Again, Drag is done for fun, not for some crazy sexual fantasy as you seem to believe. No one tells you not to wear a Ford hat because it makes you look lowly, so don’t harp on others for doing stuff they enjoy.

    And you are right, children are vulnerable. They are especially vulnerable to adults telling them that they are bad people because they might be gay or express themselves in a different way – depression and suicide within LGBT youth is insanely high because they are told they are horrible (either directly or by having LGBT issues talked down around them constantly. To anyone that’s reading this – you aren’t bad people, your parents are just bigots who are still living in the 1950’s.

    • Scotch on June 14, 2019 at 11:30 pm

      Ever notice that people with lots of pent up sexual repression tend to make everything sexual? Especially those things that are beyond what they deem ‘normal’?

      Maybe the OP needs a little Drag therapy to loosen up.

      Xoxo

      • R. Lee Ermey on June 15, 2019 at 11:10 am

        Maybe you need a little boot camp to man up, cream pie.

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 9:47 am

      You’re full of shi#, it’s done for a statement. Homosexual youth aren’t committing suicide because they are told they are horrible, not directly nor by having homosexual issues talked down around them constantly. That’s bullshi#. No one usually cares one way or the other until some activist group arrogantly shoves it in their face and demands they accept it.
      If anything it’s the internal struggle of being homosexual. Even they know biologically males mate with females. Not just in the 50’s, since the beginning of time. Someone not accepting homosexuality as normal does not make them a bigot anymore than a homosexual not accepting their belief that it’s not normal.

    • Sanity on June 15, 2019 at 10:10 am

      You’re analyzing this from a confused standpoint.
      Rejecting homosexual behavior doesn’t make you a bigot any more than being homosexual and rejecting the non acceptance.
      Most people don’t care or even think about homosexuality until some arrogant activist group shoves it in their face and demands acceptance. The Sucular Heathens don’t care about gays, they’re just another tool in their box in their campaign against Christianity, while they don’t dare screw with the Muslims who kill homosexuals daily.

    • Bill Ford on June 17, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      What you got against Ford? If you had said Chevy, you might have been onto something with your white trash assertions

  14. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Rambling ex-con writes nonsense letter to editor. News at 11.

  15. Straight White Supporter on June 14, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    If you do not like drag queens, don’t go. If you don’t want your bible-humping son to see the drag queens, don’t go. Its not hard. Let people do what they want if they’re not hurting anyone. Doesn’t the zombie man you believe in preach loving everyone?

    • Trash Copactor on June 15, 2019 at 10:22 am

      You’re not straight. You’re probably are white. You definitely are trash.
      If you don’t like seeing this rejected, don’t read. If you don’t want your want your dress wearing son to read it, don’t let him.
      Let people do and comment what they want if they’re not hurting anyone. But that’s not what the zombies you vote for preach now is it, trashbag?

      • Trash Copactor on June 15, 2019 at 10:23 am

        You probably are white.

      • What is a trash copactor? on June 17, 2019 at 3:18 pm

        What does race have to do with anything? You are disgusting.

        • Trash Copactor on June 18, 2019 at 7:28 pm

          Because it was in his post name. READ damn IT, READ!!! I bet you’re more disgusting, probably eat your own boogers.
          What is a Trash Compactor? I think the title is self explanatory. It’s a device that compacts trash, DUH!
          Don’t be afraid, it’s only for non-human trash, you’re safe.

  16. Mike Dupes on June 14, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Please come out and help us teach these young men that it’s ok to dress in drag, just be yourself.

    • Sanity on June 15, 2019 at 9:20 am

      Why?, it’s not. – being myself.
      Let’s teach these young men how to hunt, fish, change a tire, change their oil, build a fire, you know something useful, instead of being dependant of others or dressing up like a silly ass and being an oddity, which has no benefit to them or others, just to the adults validating their own behavior in this attempt to normalize it.

  17. Emily on June 14, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    I’m happy to see a Drag Queen story hour at the local library! It allows kids to celebrate the differences that makes us unique, and allows young gender non-conforming and questioning kids a safe space and role model. It’s a lovely way to be involved in the community.

    • Curly Howard on June 16, 2019 at 11:06 am

      You’re a stooge. Serial killers are unique.

  18. sambo on June 14, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    This should not be a headline. This needs to be in the opinion/letters to editor area. Just another homophobic rant that went out of it’s way to be unbalanced…

    • Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      Hello? It’s under “letters to the editor”.

  19. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Get over yourselves and stop being so shallow. And your paranoia disgusting.

    • Zigmund Fraud on June 18, 2019 at 7:46 pm

      It’s not Paranoia, no one is in fear. It’s disapproval (in a comment section) and disapproval is not fear. I disapprove of toll roads but zat doesn’t make me a Tollaphobe.
      Has nothing to do vit being shallow, deep people find zis stupid also. – How did you get along vit your Mutter?

  20. Sue on June 14, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Totally agree. There is an agenda behind this. It is NOT in a child’s best interests to be exposed to this at a very young age. Let’s let them be innocent a little longer. I’m almost thankful my parents didn’t live long enough to see what is happening now.

  21. Nicholas Hebb on June 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    This event has nothing to do with sexualization of “young boys”. The setting of this letter is based completely on ignorance of the LGBTQIA+ community, and the events that take place in said community. There will be a book reading to ALL colors and ages of children about ACCEPTANCE of people of all backgrounds. This is a lesson in acceptance of individuals for their differences. As for the makeup lesson that will be just that. A makeup lesson. Based on the feminization of the shape of the face, as most women (and drag queens portraying women) use makeup in that sense. What the teenagers go on to do with the taught knowledge is up to them. This reading is NOT about trying to make anyone become a drag queen.

  22. Fed up on June 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    This is disgusting!! Stop trying to push your sick lifestyle on our children!!

  23. Concerned Gransparent on June 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    It seems today the small
    But loud voices are the ones that are making the media. My question is why?
    Why is this so important to have this at our library, for our precious little minds. Yes I do believe this us the enemy at work and yes I think that yes we need to say “No and stop sitting back and letting this 2% of or nation have their way. Go somewhere else besides the library where families want to bring their children to learn, how is this learning, drag queen? Wake up people! It us time to speak up and say no!

  24. Concerned Grandparent on June 14, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    My question is why? Why is this so important to have this at a library where we have our little minds trying to learn healthy information. It seems today the small group has the loudest voice, this probably makes up about 2% of our population. Why are we ok with it. No the library or someone should put their foot down and say no, our children don’t need to learn this! Yes I do believe this is the enemy at work and we’re just laying down and letting him have his way! I guess I’ll be pulling my card and all my grandkids cards out of there.

  25. Anne Rutherford on June 14, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    They are reading stories to children. The rest of your distribe displays your own homophobic views and presumptions that LBGTQ people are responsible for “recruiting” and/or molesting children. Most molesters are known to children and are either trusted family friends or family members. Families who do not wish to have their children attend are perfectly free to keep them home. You want them banned, and that is a whole different thing. While your religious beliefs may be offended, I see you have no trouble offending others who disagree with you. Bottom line – you don’t want your child to see this, then please feel free to keep them home. Those wishing to have that experience are free to go.

    • Anonymous on June 16, 2019 at 11:16 am

      Oh quit using the democrat buzz words fool.
      No ones afraid of homosexuals (homophobic). They may just not approve of the lifestyle. This is definitely BLT influence and encouragement. People can comment on this all they want, and it’s not necessarily a religious matter, non religious people reject it also, as the Atheist below has, and nature. The Bottom line – people can comment on STUPID subject matter whenever they feel like it. If it offends you, don’t go there.

      • BLT Lover on June 17, 2019 at 3:20 pm

        Did someone say BLT? I have been swayed. I love BLTs

        • Anonymous on June 18, 2019 at 7:48 pm

          Not the kind of BLT you’re thinking.

  26. Fr. McFeely on June 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Last time I checked, the only time men in dresses abused impressionable young boys was in church.

    • Synonymous on June 16, 2019 at 11:17 am

      Sorry that happened to you.

  27. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    is your masculinity that fragile, James?

    • Sanity on June 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

      No, that would be young men dressing as girls.

  28. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    This is being held at a public library…WHY?

    • Tre on June 15, 2019 at 9:38 am

      Asked and answered: “a public library”…..don’t go, or just walk around it. You are welcome.

  29. You coward on June 14, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    The group called: Conservative Podunk Christianity is sponsoring an event of teaching young boys how to be “good Christians” on this coming June 23, 2019, at 2:00pm, starting with their so called “Sunday Mass” which gives the instruction about being a bigot and then at 3pm is the “tutorial” of putting on the facade of moral outrage as a cover for prejudice. Their marquees say “for Tweens and Teens” and young boys simply do not have the maturity or the boundaries or any real power to say “no” to this kind of degradation and shame that the Christian group are here orchestrating and that is very troubling. The event is to be held at many of the 45,000 untaxed churches in the U.S. and this Conservative Christianity group calls the beginning as a “Sermon” which gives the impression that it is a useful moral lesson which it is not. These “Christians” do not accept that their idea of morality, limited solely to the words in a millenia-old book, but excluding anything they don’t feel like adhering to (such as avoiding eating pork or wearing mixed-fiber clothing) should not apply to everyone in a Nation that values the separation of Church and State, especially in a public building which is legally open to everybody.

    To confront that group with protesting just feeds into their false drama claiming prejudice and discrimination when really it is a protest against their public display of child sexual abuse (looking at you, Catholic Church) which is done for the perverted pleasure of the adults enablers of such events. There is talk and arguing done by Christians who actually paid attention to the words that came from Christ’s mouth, such as “Love one another. As I have loved you, so must you love one another” and “Do not judge, and you will not be judged.” Many Christians will even be so immune to irony that they will talk about moral absolutism and callously ignore the words of their Lord and Savior.

    There are some people who complain by sending letters and emails to the Library but the Library is powerless against that group’s dishonest tricks to get its own way. The name “Christians” is a rather inaccurate description of their ability to humbly follow the words of Christ, as they would rather smash down anything that gets in their way. It is often said that the County or our Political leaders can not resist or fight these kinds of groups or events because we might lose in Court or that it might go up to the US Supreme Court, but instead we need to have the courage to resist this by every means available and yes take it to the Supreme Court too if need be, because this ideology was created to instill in young vulnerable children a hateful, obsolete, and fascistic worldview while the adult spectators celebrate their own lack of decency. All across the USA such groups are attacking American values and our time to respond is running thin.

    An Anonymous Smart-Ass
    California, MD.

    • Sanity on June 15, 2019 at 8:59 am

      Well Anonymous dumb-ass, you say about the church event – “and young boys simply do not have the maturity or the boundaries or any real power to say “no” to this kind of degradation and shame”, which is what Mr. Cusick is relaying about Drag Queen Story Hour. Are you affirming his concern and statement? Yes, you are, hypocrite. I believe SMASHed is untaxed also, and cross dressing is not an American value. Since you like the words of Christ, here are some – “Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through who they come. It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone around their neck than to (cause one of these little ones to stumble)” . That goes for ANYONE corrupting the young by action or influence. In your statement you affirm Mr. Cusick’s and contradict your own.

  30. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Secular Humanists are a passive way of covering up satanism. They don’t believe in any values at all..

  31. SBD on June 14, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    The Sucular Humanzees are at it again, there is no end to their stupidity. They’re really just a piss ant little irritant group of the left comprised of bitter, miserable, delusional, deviant liberals who get their kicks being the victim. They should change their name to American Secular Society, or ASS.
    SMASH is TRASH.

    • Boom on June 17, 2019 at 3:22 pm

      So how are they different from any other liberal “victims”?

      • SBD on June 18, 2019 at 7:56 pm

        They aren’t, they’re all the same. I think the common strand is a condition called AEDD, or Arrested Emotional Development Disorder.
        It’s a condition where you grow to adulthood physicallly, but emotionally/mentally you never grow past adolescence.
        Make any sense? There are scientists actually doing research studying AEDD and liberal behavior.

  32. Kristin on June 14, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    They are not teaching or training boys to be drag queens. Groups like this can do a lot of good for the LGBTQ+ community. Stop being such a bigot. Join the 21st century.

    • Sanity on June 15, 2019 at 7:58 am

      Boys are for girls, girls are for boys. Stop being such a bigot. Join sanity.

  33. Trumpland on June 14, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I AM ABOUT TO PUKE

    • Trumpland on June 14, 2019 at 8:36 pm

      Why would anyone want to do this unless they are trying to recruit gay young men. Sound like predators

      • 2bless on June 17, 2019 at 10:08 pm

        Right undercover child molester. KEEP YOUR KIDS AWAY FROM THESE CHILD MOLESTERS. LEAVE OUR KIDS OUT OF YOUR MIXED UP LIFE.

  34. PayYourChildSupport on June 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Cusick’s sex reassignment failed and now he’s mad and wants payback! Never should have let his boyfriend eat the last hotdog. Better luck next time.

  35. No H8 on June 14, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    I wonder if Mr. Cusick, Sr. Doth protest at Catholic Churches regularly? Mr. Cusick, Sr. probably also has no clue about YouTube, Instagram and other platforms that this same group of tweens uses. I mean, they already have videos on how to apply makeup. It’s a generational 5hing. Get over it.

  36. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Ewwwwey

  37. Anonymous on June 14, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Who cares… don’t agree? Don’t go …it’s simple.

    • Synonymous on June 18, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      They’re not going, but they can still comment…it’s a comment section. See where it says Post Comment?

  38. Common Sense on June 15, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Cusick has the following to his records:

    A failed run at the Gubernatorial race in 2010.
    A criminal record.
    Lots of time writing to all the local tabloids to try to look important (SMNN, TBN, et cetera).
    Really bad teeth. Just look him up on Google Images.

    Mister Cusick does NOT have the following to his account:

    Understanding.

    I think it’s obvious that we’re all just reading the ramblings of a child-minded, elderly man who believes that the county was better when 245 was two lanes, we still had weekend meetings of the klan, et cetera. He’s failed to keep up with the times and failed to understand that his so-called beliefs of hiding behind a thin veneer of ‘morality’ died in the 50’s.

    Welcome to the new America, Mister Cusick. Your ideas and ideals are dying. You have to wake up and get more with it.

    • Fred Barry on June 17, 2019 at 7:57 am

      Spot on.. he’s probably mad at himself because he’s in the closet..

      • Sanity on June 18, 2019 at 8:08 pm

        The author is unimportant. The subject matter is stupid no matter who reports it.

  39. Be Better on June 15, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Funny, but when they did drag brunch over in Solomon’s, it was sold out and the hetero’s went wild over it. It’s performance art, illusion and theatre. Go watch YouTube and put the Fake Faux News away.

  40. Sanity on June 15, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Yes, there are priests that are LGBTQOTFMBS. It’s not a generational thing, the majority of young boys who are secure in their heteroness dress appropriately and don’t look like jackasses. It’s an influential thing being perpetrated by irresponsible adults so they can feel more comfortable about their behavior. Like an alcoholic that always tries to get you to drink with them. Get a clue.

  41. James P Cusick Sr on June 15, 2019 at 8:37 am

    As the author – I say this as my follow up:

    We as the concerned citizens need to find an effective way to defend against such an attack, and to put a stop to their filth, and our governing authorities just do not have the moral integrity to do that.

    I am open to any suggestions on how we can organize a resistance.

    • Freedom on June 15, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Thank goodness our constitution protects us from people like you trying to impose your will on people you don’t know and will never try to know.

  42. Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I am an Atheist and I DO NOT support that garbage nor do I affiliate myself with that group. However, religion is STILL the bigger problem worldwide.

    • James P Cusick Sr on June 15, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      That is a gutless cop-out.

      It is not a competition between abusing young boys in St Mary’s Library compared to worldwide religion.

      Yours is just a way to sit on the sidelines while pretending to be so superior.

      As such your actions (your kind of inaction) does support the garbage – while your words are a petty way of self justifying in the face of evil.

    • No H8 on June 15, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Who exactly is attacking you? Perhaps you need to look in the mirror. When theatre first began, men played the parts of women. If a parent makes the choice to take their kid to this event, who are you to judge? Who are you to say what is right or wrong? This county and country have bigger issues than some drag queens coming to town. What exactly is the attack? Who is being attacked? If you voluntarily go to an event, that isn’t an attack. I will tell you who is being attacked- we the people by people like you trying to eliminate our freedom and civil liberties. You want a resistance? I hear Boston is having a ‘str8 pride’. Feel free to attend.

    • Chief Gray Owl on June 15, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      Man greed biggest problem in world today, with or without religion.
      Biggest problem with religion today is man.

  43. James P Cusick Sr on June 15, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    I found that the Secular Humanist (SMASH) deleted their Facebook event notification.

    The event is still scheduled at the Lexington Park Library but they deleted the event so then the comments made on that event page was deleted which denounced their exploitation of children for this event.

    It is notable that they could not defend their position so they deleted the entire discussion.

    And even when they can not defend their intentions they still go onward anyway.

    • Anonymous on June 17, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      Oh give me a break, if anything they just got tired of dealing with people like yourself who can’t defend their position either. Your argument boils down to the tired call of “BUT THE CHILDREN!” Whether you like it or not society’s changing for the better. Maybe instead of being concerned about whether or not you get children to successfully hate groups of people that you don’t like, you should try to solve actual problems like drug use and suicide.

      • Sanity on June 18, 2019 at 8:21 pm

        The Activist agitators “got tired of dealing with people”?
        Do you know how stupid that is? Then don’t be a feckin’ agitator. Societiy’s changing for the better because young men dress as women? If that is how you gauge society, I pity you. SMASHed is a hate group, that’s what you don’t get.
        Sense level – 0.

  44. Joe on June 15, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    To those that call others “narrow-minded” or “alarmist” I simply ask: What is the reason for an adult wanting to teach a child the art of dressing in drag? Honest question. If you can think of a logical reason, to which I can come up with none, then the reason is probably something that should lead to concern. There is nothing positive gained by this.Teaching teens about using condoms I can understand as many teens are sexually active. Having discussion group and support for gay teens I get too. Teaching a child about drag? Serves no purpose other than to make an adult feel a certain or to try to make a lifestyle seem more acceptable.

    Also, to those who say there is no cause for concern, would you still feel the same way if the style of dress was fetish costume? Would it be okay for adults to show 13 year olds how to wear a ball gag, leather mask, or BDSM slave collar? When should people become alarmed?

  45. Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    “…drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstore.”

    No thanks.

  46. Anonymous on June 15, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    This letter misrepresents the truth of the event.

    Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

    Nothing else is happening here, and I don’t believe your lies.

  47. One of the few real Christian left on earth on June 16, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Times running out. God will destroy this world and Jesus will proclaim his kingdom on earth. It very very close. Rejoice. All this evil will be gone and the evil ones will be thrown into
    Hell

    • Matt on June 18, 2019 at 3:04 am

      Yeah, and Santa’s gonna give us all coal for Christmas… Truly the worst of times

      • Synonymous on June 18, 2019 at 8:28 pm

        Never got over the Santa tradition huh? They lied to me, waaaaaah!, They lied to me, waaaaaaah! Move on Son, move on.

  48. Johnny doe on June 16, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Organize a resistance to what exactly? Other people doing something that has nothing to do with you at all? I do not know much about this event but I can guarntee two things, #1. No children will be molested. MSP has entire divisions set up for that kind of thing. And #2. No one is being forced to go.

  49. Anonymous on June 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    If parents want to take their kids to a drag queen event so be it if the parents pay for the space to have this event but to use taxpayers dollars is totally wrong because only one tenth of the population even agrees with that way of life.

    • Anonymous on June 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm

      This is a private organization paying to utilize the library meeting rooms, no taxpayer dollars are being used.

  50. Fred Barry on June 17, 2019 at 7:02 am

    “…..to defend against such an attack”-WTF.. here’s what you do.. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T GO. GET A LIFE.

    • Sanity on June 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      If you’re a boy wearing a dress, you need to get a life.
      If you’re defending a boy wesring a dress, it’s too late.

  51. James V. on June 17, 2019 at 11:45 am

    IT IS TOTAL PERVERSION AND ABUSE!

  52. Anonymous on June 17, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I don’t know why they would post such obvious hate speech on their website.

  53. Elijah Miguel Miles on June 17, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    WHO CARES

  54. Nonya on June 18, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Bring a hammer.

    • Fred Barry on June 18, 2019 at 8:19 am

      Why?

  55. James P Cusick Sr on June 18, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    QUOTE = “… young boys simply do not have the maturity or the boundaries or any real power to say “no” to this kind of degradation and shame that the Secular Humanists group are here orchestrating and that is very troubling. ”

    The adult spectators are abusing the children, and those children are being misused for the sexual exhibition for the sick pleasure of the adults.

    The parents who consent to this abuse of the children need to be put in jail too as abusers.

    • Friendly Neighbor on June 19, 2019 at 11:58 am

      Locking up everyone whose politics and sexuality you find offensive, Jim? That sounds awfully like something we already resolved in 1945…

      Jawohl!

  56. Chief Gray Owl on June 18, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Years ago Bison almost go extinct, common sense almost go extinct also. Difference between Bison and common sense? Bison coming back.
    Children say: “Chief, why am I Indian”? I say:” Because child,you are nothing else”. “Be Indian”.

  57. Fred Barry on June 19, 2019 at 6:34 am

    How… in ANY WAY is this sexual abuse??? Look James I’m sorry you obviously had some trauma happen to you when you were young. The way somebody dresses is in NO WAY abuse. GET. OVER. YOUR. SELF.

  58. Hulk on June 19, 2019 at 7:58 am

    If you don’t agree with this or don’t want your child to participant then DONT GO PLAIN AND SIMPLE. Ignorant and close minded people! Abuse? there is no abuse. STFU, such hate and misery spread in the world. Some of you call yourselves Christians? pssssh the Lord doesn’t want you to hate or even spread hate, he would rather you love and respect another human being despite their choices or way of life. It’s showing children that being who you are, despite the way society views it or feels about it, is okay.

    • Synonymous on June 22, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      Christ was all about choices and a way of life.
      SMASHed doesn’t believe in Christ anyway.
      I think Jesus would agree with normal people that adult men dressed in trashy women’s clothes with trashy make up on don’t need to be reading stories and promoting homosexual lifestyle to children 3 to 9 years old. A man in drag is showing children who they are not.

  59. Anonymous on June 19, 2019 at 10:46 am

    THIS IS INSANE AND SHOULD NOT EVEN BE CONSIDERED.THE DEMOCRATS AND GAYS KEEP WANTING TO PUSH THEIR AGENDA.THIS HAS NO PLACE IN SCHOOLS,LIBRARIES OR ON YOUNG CHILDREN.WTF.

  60. Donald Trump on June 19, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Drag queens are great and your kids and my kids and our generations to come will grow up knowing that there’s nothing wrong or inappropriate about our LGBTQ friends and family members, and that drag is harmless fun.

    Sorry if you’re offended, snowflake.

    • Barack Obama on June 19, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      Sorry you’re living on a false narrative fueled by your false hope. Only the propaganda media has given you the false impression tha it is being accepted. I tried to jam your agenda down their throats just like ACA but it hasn’t made much difference in reality.
      Like I’ve said before: “marriage is between a man and woman”.

  61. Synonymous on June 19, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    St. Mary’s commissioners say the target sudience is 3 to 9 years old? What kinda twisted shi# is this? Leave children alone you pathetic turds. Though none of the 100 that responded are normal,leave the kids alone you ass#oles.

    • Synonymous on June 20, 2019 at 6:33 pm

      Audience.

  62. Synonymous on June 20, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    WW1 memorial “Peace Cross” is staying. Major victory for normal people over MASHed, SMASHed, and miserable Humanzees everywhere.

  63. Kurt on June 22, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Sounds like a bad case of the Higgs Boson Blues…

    • Chief Gray Owl on June 22, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      Sound more like bad case of man go against nature, and it never go well. Not matter if you believe in Great Spirit or not, nature and your science say it not normal. Man dressed like woman not need to read story to little ones.

  64. Fred Barry on June 23, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Because of people like Cusick my kids saw somebody get arrested today. THANKS ASS.