Msg to kids on Career Day: Aspire to be drag queen

Monday, November 12, 2018
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kids (generic)A cultural writer for family values thinks a Colorado middle-school principal should find a different career herself after inviting a drag queen to her school's Career Day.

Last month, Rocky Top Middle School principal Chelsea Behanna invited a professional drag queen to tell students about his career. KDVR, a Fox-affiliate TV station in Denver, reports that Zack Sullivan – a homosexual man who becomes "Jessica" for drag performances – was one of more than 100 participants at the career day event.

However, the principal failed to tell parents beforehand, which caused quite a stir. Laurie Higgins with the Illinois Family Institute thinks Behanna showed incredibly poor judgment.

"[The principal] tried to portray the 'career' of being a drag queen as equivalent to emergency responders, elected officials, clergy, trades people, professional athletes...," Higgins explains.

KDVR quotes one parent who said: "I was pretty appalled. I was pretty surprised. It was a shock because nobody was notified." Despite Behanna taking personal responsibility for not informing parents ahead of time, Higgins says there's no question she should be fired.

"She should be fired for having so little wisdom that she would even consider this," says the family advocate. "[That she would] consider having the speaker and not notify parents demonstrates she does not deserve to be in a leadership position."

In a related article, Higgins sarcastically asks: "Why not invite prostitutes, strippers, porn actors, and dominatrices to talk about their careers?"

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