The Australian Christian Lobby has condemned a ‘Drag Queen Story Time’ targeting children aged 2 to 6. The event is planned at the City of Perth Library for Wednesday the 13th of November, with the Library website stating:

“Suitable for ages 2 to 6 years | 2pm to 3pm … Join Perri Oxide for an extra fabulous hour of stories, songs and craft. Perri will be reading books that encourage diversity and inclusion.”

“There is no place at a family-friendly public library for sexualising children and gender ideology indoctrination,” ACL WA Director Peter Abetz said on Friday, “These events target little children to normalise transgenderism and homosexuality.”

“There is strong evidence that premature sexualisation is likely to be detrimental to child health and development, particularly in the areas of body image and sexual health. All this will do is activate more cases of suspected gender dysphoria,” Mr Abetz added, “Why can’t we let children be children? The ACL calls on the City of Perth to cancel this event.”

“To complicate matters, the City of Perth has been suspended since March 2018, so it is currently governed by three Commissioners,” Mr Abetz noted, “These Commissioners are ultimately responsible for the activities in the City, and they need to deem Drag Queen Story Times to be unacceptable and inappropriate for pre-schoolers.”