If you disagree with Willis High School's recent decision to allow a drag queen to instruct one of their classes, you're a bigot, according to the school's English teacher.
You've probably heard about the controversial and recently-made-popular trend regarding drag queens reading to young children at public libraries and schools around the Western half of the world.
Here in Houston, Texas we've had two separately reported incidents in which one of the drag queens participating in one of these story-time events was later revealed to be a convicted sex offender.
Now we've learned that Willis ISD, a large suburban school district just outside of Houston, is home to a public school teacher who believes parents, "should not have the final say", in who public schools allow near their kids.
Anthony Lane, an English teacher at Willis High School in Conroe, recently told his social media followers that his school's parents were demonstrating "misguided, bigoted views" and had "archaic beliefs" for vocally disagreeing with the school's decision to allow a drag queen in full make-up to instruct their children.
I believe that raising a child is the responsibility of the community, and that parents should not have the final say. Let's be honest, some of you don't know what is best for your kids.
Parents believe they should be able to storm the school in the name of political and religious beliefs if something happens in the school that they are morally opposed to. They forget that we make a promise to prepare their children to live in a diverse world. We are not required to protect the misguided, bigoted views of their parents.
If you want your children educated with your values, find a private school that will do it. The public education system is not here to serve your archaic beliefs.
Not surprisingly, Lane's social media post, which has since been deleted, was about as unpopular with the locals as the initial decision to allow a drag queen into the school in the first place.
The controversy began when a teacher invited a drag queen named Lynn Adonis-Deveaux to address a cosmetology class at Willis High School, according to Community Impact Newspaper.
At least one local school administrator and several parents were angered by the school's decision to invite Adonis-Deveaux to campus. "I put numerous calls into the administrator's office, which of course they made it abundantly clear they will not talk about it," said Dale Inman.
"I've got a problem when somebody with a false name enters a school and has advertised himself as an adult exotic dancer for men … Nobody would be allowed in a school under those circumstances," Inman added, while noting Adonis-Deveaux is free to do what he wants in his personal life. "As a parent, I have a right to know who's in that school building," he said.
This all begs the question - why are public school and public library employees around America so eager to expose our nation's children to men dressed at women? If this is about spreading diversity, do the educators share the same enthusiasm for Judeo-Christian rolemodels that they've recently proclaimed for promoting LGBT figures?
I'm pretty sure we all know the answer to that question.
Drag queens Scalene Onixxx (L) and Athena Kills are greeted by sisters Cambria (C) and Waverly (2ndR) beside their mother Melissa following a session of Drag Queen Story Hour at Cellar Door Books in Riverside, California, on June 22, 2019. - Athena and Scalene, their long blonde hair flowing down to their sequined leotards and rainbow dresses, are reading to around 15 children at a bookstore in Riverside. The scene would be unremarkable -- except that they are both drag queens. The reading workshop is part of "Drag Queen Story Hour," an initiative launched in 2015 by a handful of libraries and schools across the United States. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)