Texas Republican mocked for bill banning drag shows instead of protecting kids 'from being shot in schools'
A Texas Republican state lawmaker wants to ban drag shows if performed with minors present. Calling drag shows “inappropriate sexual content,” state Rep. Bryan Slaton continued to promote his far-right agenda Monday, which includes legislation that would make obtaining or performing an abortion homicide, which is a death penalty offense.
“The events of this past weekend were horrifying, and show a disturbing trend in which perverted adults are obsessed with sexualizing young children. As a father of two young children, I would never take my children to a drag show,” Rep. Slaton, who is also a pastor, said in a statement. “Protecting our own children isn’t enough, and our responsibility as lawmakers extends to the sexualization that is happening across Texas.”
Although entirely unrelated the statement notes Slaton has “already announced that he will continue his fight to make sex change therapies on minor ‘child abuse.,'” despite medical experts saying certain therapies, like puberty blockers, are “lifesaving.”
Last year Slaton tried to pass a bill that bill would outlaw abortion, classify it as homicide, and make having an abortion or performing an abortion subject to the death penalty. The legislation would also ban abortion as soon as the egg is fertilized.
Slaton calls himself a “Christian Conservative. Proud Texan. Defender of Liberty,” in his Twitter bio.
On social media Slaton was derided and mocked:
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