October 28, 2022

A woman went off on the Maury County Board of Trustees in Tennessee after an innocuous pride display in a library somehow prompted pearl-clutching, causing the banning of books to ensue. Conservatives don't have policies to offer, so they launch culture wars against teachers, librarians, and people who are just trying to do their jobs.

Conservatives today remind me of the Moral Majority, which was founded in 1979 by Jerry Falwell Sr. and dissolved in the 80s. If you're an oldster like me, you might remember them.

Maury County Commissioner Aaron Miller – who runs the local organization Foundation for Liberty and Freedom – was at the center of the shit show, calling on Library Director Zachary Fox to resign. And Fox did resign.

“The library invested your tax dollars into a book display for LGBT History Month,” Miller said, according to LGBTQ Nation. "This was surprising, considering that June is already Pride Month, a period of celebration for the LGBT community."

Miller went on to claim that the materials were "child-targeted."

"As a father, my line in the sand was crossed when the library exhibited a bright, colorful display of no less than 28 books for this past Pride Month, all of which were written and marketed specifically for minors, especially young children," he insisted.

Jessee Graham wasn't having any of it.

"Our town has never seen so much homophobic crap as we have since Miller came along," Graham said. "These people have been with us this entire time, and we have never had a problem with it. They have never done any of the vile and disgusting things that that man and his weird cronies have leaked out of their mouths."

"I've never been sexually assaulted at a drag show, but I have been in church. Twice!" she explained, adding that the church "told me it was my fault."

She accused the group of wanting to "completely annihilate a group of human beings who just wanna exist." Graham said that if any of her four children are "part of this community, they will be lucky because there is not a whole lot of families that would love their child unconditionally."

"And the fact that they want to take that away from children, that is child abuse, to immediately tell your child that he is wrong for feeling like he doesn't belong in conversion therapy," she said.

Graham's video caught former White House press secretary Jen Psaki's attention:

I have questions! Were conservatives outraged when Jamie Farr played a cross-dresser on the hit TV show M*A*S*H? Were they upset when watching The Benny Hill show, which occasionally featured cross-dressers? Do they get angry when they walk down the streets of New Orleans? Grrr!

Do they get pissed off when they see how some of the founding fathers dressed? In today's standards, their manner of dress would have been considered very effeminate.

Did it piss them off when Rudy Giuliani dressed in drag and flirted with Donald Trump?

Wow, that's pretty "woke" of Rudy and Donald. Maybe conservatives should boycott them. Meanwhile, I'm sure we'll hear more from Jessee Graham. I don't think she's done yet.

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