Texas school cancels theater visit over one parent’s concerns over actors in ‘drag’


One parent, just one complained.  It is not enough to deny their own child / children the right to see the play but they have to deny it for all the kids.   Too bad if you wanted your child to see the play, the hater parent wins because the laws are set up to support right wing Christian maga parents, not anyone else.   The majority are now ruled by the tyranny of the Christian Taliban  minority. Hugs 
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A Texas school district canceled a field trip to see a performance of “James and the Giant Peach” after a single parent complained that actors were dressed in drag.


The parent raised concerns at a recent school board meeting that some actors were playing both men and women in the performance, saying that was inappropriate for children, and the Spring Branch Independent School District canceled the visit, reported KTRK-TV.

“Spring Branch ISD’s pending field trips to the Main Street Theater performance of ‘James and the Giant Peach’ are being canceled due to concerns raised about the age-appropriateness of the performance,” administrators told the TV station.

The play, which is based on the Roald Dahl book, is intended for children as young as first grade, and a spokeswoman for Main Street Theater said the parent who complained was wrong.

“Drag is a different art form,” said Shannon Emerick, the theater’s marketing director. “There is a whole art form that is drag. The amazing thing is the kids just believe the story. They’re not interested in any agendas or anything else anyone thinks is going on.”

A Spring Branch parent agreed, and said that shouldn’t matter either way.

“Drag is not a big deal — it’s theater, it’s art,” said parent Cheri Thomas. “It’s been part of our culture for years.”

3 thoughts on “Texas school cancels theater visit over one parent’s concerns over actors in ‘drag’

    1. Hello Roger. I am watching a video on a church that gives seminars that teach parents how to object and challenge LGBTQ+ materials and to prevent school kids from being exposed to anything of the LGBTQ+. As I said above that it is not good enough that they keep their kids from shows and plays, they are driven to keep any kid from those shows because seeing a man in costume might cause children to suddenly have fun, something they can not allow. They might turn away from god if they have fun and laugh. Besides they think it is wrong which means they can’t do it, so they must make sure no one can do it either. Hugs

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      1. And Scottie, as a parent who survived three teenagers, if there is one certain way to have them doing something, it’s telling them it’s wrong!
        This brand of intolerance might well find it having to cope with a youth revolt of its own.
        It certainly deserves to wither and die.


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