As Steyn always says, the future belongs to those who show up for it.
As in many other “red” states these days, the Marshall Public Library in Pocatello, a town in Bannock County in southeastern Idaho, is now staffed by leftists and LGBT activists. We’ve been told that one of the staffers is a Drag Queen at night.
Citizens in Bannock County had become outraged at the large number of obscene books and the Drag Queen Story Hours for children at the library. In mid-December 2022, one of them contacted MassResistance. We got right to work helping them. Within weeks, our new chapter there had nearly 50 people, which included members of local churches.
On January 17, a group of parents attended a Library Board meeting and read from some of the obscene books. But they were ignored. One Board member continued to deny that there was any obscene material in the library. But the parents had only gotten started!
The next Drag Queen Story Hour took place February 11, 2023.
Our activists initially planned to gather in the lobby of the library, just outside the meeting room of the DQSH. They were going to sing hymns so that the Drag Queens and the attendees in the main meeting room could hear them. If the police were called to force them to leave, then our team would go outside, stand around the library near the windows and sing. Everyone can hear people outside of the library, so it would have been a peaceful disruption.
But as the event came closer, they had the idea to go into the meeting room early and take up all the seats! That way, they would prevent adults from taking children into the story hour.
It worked. All of our activists showed up half an hour early with Bibles in their hands. They were going to read the Bible through the whole event. The library director saw what was going on, and he said to our activists: “If you are not here to participate then you need to leave.” None of our activists left. They reminded him that it was a publicly advertised event in a public place and he couldn’t simply order them out. So he backed down.
Well done and good show to the fine folks at MassResistance—who, if my bold above is any indication, appear to have a pretty good grasp of a vital concept: if you don’t resist them, then they win. Read it all, it gets even better from there.