Bill would deem drag queens as ‘Adult Entertainment’ | Eastern North Carolina Now

By Rev. Mark Creech
Christian Action League
April 20, 2023

Drag queen performances would be deemed “adult live entertainment” and no longer allowed in public places in North Carolina if House Bill 673 – Clarify Regulations on Adult Entertainment is approved by lawmakers. The goal of the one-page bill is to prevent such performances in the presence of children.

“It’s sad to believe such a measure is necessary, but when these types of gender-bending shows start popping up in libraries and other places frequented by families, it only makes sense that our legislators take action,” said the Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League. “If adults want to spend their time and money on such sick displays, that’s up to them, but children should not be subjected to it. These people are not like clowns in front of children attempting to make them laugh, they are instead sexualizing these children – exposing them to adult themes which make many adults blush.”

Filed Tuesday, the bill targets “male or female impersonators who provide entertainment that appeals to a prurient interest,” putting drag queens in the same category with exotic dancers and strippers.

According to the proposed legislation, anyone caught engaging in adult live entertainment on public property or in the presence of an individual under the age 18 could be charged with a Class A1 misdemeanor. Subsequent violations would be Class I felonies.

Laura Macklem with the NC Values Coalition spoke to the media in opposition of the bill. “We need to ask ourselves, ‘why is it so important for grown men to dress in erotic clothing and dance for children?’ There are laws in North Carolina already banning children from places like strip clubs. Because we are seeing drag shows which include lap dances for children, the General Assembly needs to respond by passing this legislation,” she said.

Primary sponsors of the bill, all Republicans, include representatives Jeff Zenger and Donny Lambeth (both Forsyth), Mark Pless (Haywood) and Donnie Loftis (Gaston).

The bill has been referred to the Committee on the Judiciary 2. If it wins a favorable recommendation there, it will move to the Committee on Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House.

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Big Bob said:
( April 26th, 2023 @ 1:03 pm )
( April 26th, 2023 @ 10:59 am )
"To each his own" Big Bob.
Big Bob said:
( April 26th, 2023 @ 9:39 am )
It's your world Stan, the rest of us just live in it.
( April 25th, 2023 @ 10:57 pm )
My pond is just fine with my constituents. who can well think on their own two feet.

My "movement" is the patriot movement, who are very concerned about the depth of knowledge of those that have great trouble with all things rudimentary ... and they are most concerned with what they readily see.
Big Bob said:
( April 25th, 2023 @ 3:34 pm )
Stan, you or your movement will never swim in the big pond if you keep insulting the American voter.
( April 25th, 2023 @ 10:03 am )
Now, let's go beyond my "fat, doughy men needing an avocation" comment, and let's recognize the symbolism of the corrupt ignorance of what this behavior projects.

It reeks reeks of The Fool Biden, and all the fools that still support America's First Idiot President.
Bubba said:
( April 25th, 2023 @ 9:55 am )
Most of us grew out of the "takes one to know one" retort in about the 3rd grade, but it looks like Bob didn't as he still slings it around quite a bit. His support of child grooming or sexualization of children is sickening. A drag queen story hour for children is as disgusting as a drug dealer story hour for children.
( April 25th, 2023 @ 8:41 am )
On the brighter side, at least there is this avocation for fat, doughy "men," or "them /theys" if that is your preferred vernacular, who like to wear makeup and don dresses.
Big Bob said:
( April 24th, 2023 @ 9:13 am )
Bubba certainly sounds like a man of experience.
Bubba said:
( April 23rd, 2023 @ 10:55 am )
Allowing children in a drag show is grooming them for pedophilia, just like a "drug dealer story hour" would be grooming them for drug use. But Bobbie has no problem with pedophilia since he defended the UN's call to decriminalize it.
Big Bob said:
( April 23rd, 2023 @ 9:55 am )
If a Drag show is sexual in nature, then it should be considered adult entertainment. However, simply being transgender/gay does not make it sexual. Society has acceptable standards for PDA. Two people holding hands in the park, OK. Two people dry humping in the produce isle at Piggly Wiggly, not so much. Whether its a straight or gay couple, Big Bob does not want to see it while picking up his broccoli. Would I take my kids to a Drag Queen Story hour, probably not. However if the events are not sexual in nature, I think a parent can make up their own mind about it. I think the Christian Right is over reacting.

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