Dem Lawmaker ‘Jokes’ About Mandatory ‘Drag Queen Story Time’ for All K-12 Students

A California state senator suggested making “drag queen story time” a public school requirement.

Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, whose district covers San Francisco, tweeted his comment after Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton announced that he was filing a bill that would prohibit children from attending drag shows, according to Fox News.

“This guy just gave me a bill idea: Offering Drag Queen 101 as part of the K-12 curriculum,” Wiener tweeted. “Attending Drag Queen Story Time will satisfy the requirement.”

According to Fox, Wiener’s office said the remarks were a “joke.”

However, many found it no laughing matter.

Slaton said his bill was necessary after a video circulated online of a drag show in Dallas that was called “Drag the Kids to Pride” and included children in the audience.

“The events of this past weekend were horrifying and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are obsessed with sexualizing young children,” Slaton said in a news release.

“As a father of two young children, I would never take my children to a drag show and I know Speaker Dade Phelan and the rest of my Republican colleagues wouldn’t either.”

“I promised my voters that I would stand up for their values and fight to protect Texas kids,” he said.

“I was re-elected on that promise and I intend to keep it by authoring legislation to defend kids from being subjected to drag shows and other inappropriate events. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this important legislation.”

Slaton eventually responded to Wiener’s comment, “This man is a California legislator. He is clearly sick. Please join me in praying for him.”

Wiener’s comment came as San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced on Thursday the creation of a “drag laureate” program.

“San Francisco’s new Drag Laureate program will provide a drag performer with a platform and $35,000 stipend to participate and host community events, and serve as an ambassador for San Francisco to the LGBTQ, arts, nightlife, and entertainment communities,” the mayor’s office said in a news release.

The $35,000 stipend was included in Breed’s proposed budget.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.