Ex-transgender reads anti-trans book in front of men in drag
A former transgender person read aloud during a Friday story hour in Arkansas with 500 people in attendance, as well as trans activists.
A woman who was once transgender, Laura Perry Smalts, read aloud Brave Books’ Elephants are not birds to a crowd of 500 parents, grandparents and children at the Fayetteville Public Library, where actor and author Kirk Cameron also read from his book, As you grow, according to a press release.
Elephants are not birds covers the subject of gender in a story about an elephant named Kevin, according to the title’s description on Amazon.
“Most can see that there is a distinct difference between an elephant and a bird, but in this story we will see that even those lines are blurred when the lies of Culture the Vulture are accepted as truth,” it read.
During story time, the crowd heard Smalts reminisce about how she struggled to love herself as God created her, and how faith had a huge effect on that journey.
According to the press release, trans activists, who were men dressed in drag, attended the event and showed some opposition. The families didn’t expect it, but it apparently made Smalts’ story clear to everyone in the room.
According to Brave Books staff, the library was accommodating and welcoming to those in attendance. Cameron later commented on what happened:
The small group of protesters, which included grown men wearing silly makeup, dressed in skirts and heels, posing as women, listened to a reading from a children’s book about God’s view on gender titled ” Elephants are not birds.” At the end of this sweet and fun story about a singing elephant named Kevin who was tricked by a vulture named “Culture” into thinking he might be a bird, the reader (Laura Smalts) then asked the 300 children: “Do you think elephants can be birds, even though they have stupid wings and a beak?” In unison and with lots of laughter, the 300 children enthusiastically confessed: “No!” I I felt sad for men in skirts. As it is written, “You have taught little children to praise you perfectly. Let their example bring shame and silence your enemies” (Psalm 8:2).
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Meanwhile, a public library director in Tennessee has reportedly been fired over allegations he and other staff tried to stop another read aloud in February with Cameron.
The Sumner County Library Board reportedly voted 4 to 3 to fire Hendersonville Public Library Director Allan Morales.
“Kirk Cameron has organized children’s reading events at public libraries across the country to promote patriotism, faith and other values at a time when children are being subjected to left-wing indoctrination, including hours of drag queen stories,” according to Breitbart News.
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Following the recent story hour, Smalts said they participated “because I want kids (and parents) to hear the truth about someone who’s been through transgender identities.
“I would like to warn parents that it is dangerous to allow children to ‘transition’. Most parents are uninformed of the realities of medical transition and the dangerous path their child is being pushed down,” Smalts added.