As predictable as Democrats are, legislation proposed by Nebraska state Sen. Megan Hunt (D) still managed to be shocking. To make a point, the lawmaker is pushing a measure to prohibit young people from attending church events and punish those who enable their attendance.
The radical leftist attempted to draw a parallel between her proposal and a bill that would ban minors from attending drag shows and punish adults who permit them to be present at the “performances.”
Nebraska Dem opposes bill to bar kids from drag events
…tries to 'make a point' with proposal to punish those who bring kids to 'religious indoctrination camp'
— Tim Gradous (@tgradous) February 1, 2023
Hunt tweeted that she knew her bill would not pass and that she would withdraw it if it had a chance of success. However, she claimed she “will use it to make a point.”
She even lashed out at critics who “are making a lot of the fact that I’m just trying to bring some levity to my work. Wow.” Levity as in using her legislative position to make a joke.
A proposal to ban children from vacation Bible schools, summer youth camps, and other religious gatherings is hardly funny, no matter its unmeasurably small chances of passage.
The measure pertaining to drag shows states that no one under 19 will be present at the events. Any person 19 or above who brings a person under 19 to a drag show “shall be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.”
The age limit is 21 if alcohol is served.
The proposal also hits establishments that flout the law concerning age limits with a $10,000 fine per violation. The owner or manager could also be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.
Hunt’s amendment stated its intent to block young people from “religious indoctrination camp.” By its own definition, this encompasses a “camp, vacation Bible study, retreat, lock-in, or convention held by a church, youth group, or religious organization.”
The events to be banned under Hunt’s proposal would have the purpose of “indoctrinating children with a specific set of religious beliefs.”
It also called for a person involved in bringing youth to such religious settings to be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor.
The nation has come to a strange place when vacation Bible school is seen as a parallel to drag shows. Hunt’s legislative offering is clearly not meant to be passed, but even so, it speaks volumes of how twisted the moral compass of the country has become.