Accepting, Including, Embracing, and Sharing Deviance
Accepting, Including, Embracing, and Sharing Deviance
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   06.11.18
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What kind of twisted person makes a YouTube video in which she tells two five-year-old girls and two five-year-old boys that as a “child,” she “questioned” her sexuality and that she watched the movie Nell multiple times in order to see actress Jodie Foster naked?

Well, that’s just what childish, 35-year-old, Canadian television personality and mother of two, Jessi Cruikshank, recently did. Cruikshank views “gay” pride month as a teachable moment to persuade very young, impressionable children that sexual deviance is fun, funny, and worthy of support and celebration.

In a clownish, polka-dotted outfit and surrounded by rainbow balloons, she quizzes these five-year-olds on their understanding of homosexuality, “pride” month, the importance of affirming homosexuality, and the meaning of the term “gay icons”—you know, people like Neil Patrick Harris, Ricky Martin, Lady Gaga, Anderson Cooper, and Jodie Foster, all of whom she lists for the children. Cruikshank tells them that “gay pride” is a celebration of “sexual diversity,” a concept young children have no capacity to understand.

Of course, Cruikshank doesn’t care whether they can understand it because her goal is not understanding. Her goal is indoctrination. Neither does she have any intention of sharing with them that her views are a-historical, arguable, and subversive.

Rather, with a mind shrouded in darkness, she wallows in perverse delight that that these little ones know the terms “gay,” “lesbian,” “transgender,” and “bisexual.” She shows her delight in one little girl’s positive response to the idea of how “cool” it would be to be raised in a fatherless home, cheering her on, saying “Yeah…. so many advantages!”

Cruikshank feeds children putrid dogma and then shamelessly posts her pernicious effort on the Internet for the world to see.

YouTube video

While anyone with a moral compass will be repelled by Cruikshank’s perverse ploy, Minnesota librarians are likely rejoicing. Three public libraries in St. Paul are hosting “drag hours,” at which drag queens (i.e., men who masquerade as women) and drag kings (i.e., women who masquerade as men) will confuse and corrupt preschoolers.

Here are two of the bad lip-syncing, cross-dressing adult men these taxpayer-funded libraries are bringing in to propagandize children:

YouTube video

YouTube video

And here’s one of the cross-dressing women:

YouTube video

The libraries advertise these events as “Suitable” for “Adult, Baby, Preschool, School Age, Teen, Toddler,” urging people of all ages to “Come meet some fabulous drag queens and kings at the library! They will read stories, sing songs, and strut their stuff for an over-the-top story hour.”

These “drag hours” are rationalized as a way to promote “acceptance and inclusion,” to “break boundaries and explore creativity,” to “embrace our differences” and to “share who we are with the world.”

Just attach terms that elicit good feelings to deviant actsterms like “acceptance,” “inclusion,” and “creativity”and abracadabra, deviance is normalized and even celebrated.

In the service of acceptance, inclusion, and sharing, maybe next year St. Paul libraries could invite some sex-workers or dominatrices to read picture books about empowerment and embracing to toddlers.

Thinking people know there’s nothing intrinsically good about the acts of accepting, including, or creating, and boundaries are often very good things essential to sustaining the public good.

We can accept, include, and create valuable, worthy phenomena, and we can accept, include, and create sordid phenomena that debase and harm.

Boundaries help to rein in the all too often disordered impulses of fallen humans, thereby protecting children and cultivating a climate conducive to human flourishing.

Some “differences” in human behavior should be embraced, and some should be condemned and rejected.

Some behaviors should be shared with the world because they reflect that which is good, true, and beautiful. Some behaviors should never see the light of day because they reflect evil, lies, and ugliness.

Before inviting cross-dressers to “entertain” toddlers, these Minnesota libraries had to have concluded first that cross-dressing is a phenomenon worthy of being accepted, included, embraced, and shared.

I guess if “progressives” can’t kill children in the womb, they’ll kill them—body, mind, heart, and soul—afterwards.

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Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins was the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008 through early 2023. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois. Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition. She has been married to her husband for forty-four years, and they have four grown children...
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