First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Maryland, for example, hosted its second annual drag queen story hour on Sunday. The drag queen’s stage name was “Mama Bella,” and the story time was designed for children of all ages, according to the event page, which explained that the church was pandering to homosexuals with this event.
“We intentionally make space for DQSH [drag queen story hour] as a means of grace and reconciliation between the church and the LGBTQ+ community,” it read.
The church also explained that it hoped to inspire children to question sexuality and gender.
“By breaking down barriers of traditional gender norms, drag queens help to create an atmosphere that is both open, accepting, and free of anything that could inhibit imagination,” the church said, according to The Daily Caller. “If even, drag queens provoke questions, that in of itself is evidence that they are opening the gateway to wonder and engagement.”
Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City hosted a “Youth Queer Prom,” on June 8, and the church’s website described the target audience for its prom.
“Trinity’s Queer Prom is a welcoming space for teens in grades 9-12 who identify as LGBTQ+, it reported.
All Saints Church in Pasadena, Calif., also hosted a queer prom. This one was on June 2 and bore the title, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow Queer Prom.”
All Saints Church also hosted an event called “But the Bible Says,” on Sunday. This event, hosted by Susan Russell, “explore[d] what the Bible says — and doesn’t say — about LGBTQ people and how to dismantle the misuse of our sacred texts as weapons of mass discrimination,” according to the church’s website.
All Saints is also scheduled to host “Pride Movie Night” on June 16.