A primary school in Austin, Texas invited a drag queen to spend the day with the school’s young children, despite having a criminal conviction for male prostitution.
According to the Family Research Council (FRC), Blackshear Fine Arts Academy allowed David Richardson, drag name “Miss Kitty Litter ATX”, to visit the elementary school and spend time with the young students fully aware of the fact that Richardson had a criminal record.
Internal communications between Richardson and the school librarian Roger Grape show Richardson admitting that he might not pass the school background check.
“The guidelines for submission automatically disqualify me if the deferred adjudication for prostitution is considered a conviction… so I don’t know if [it’s] ethical to submit,” he wrote.
The school then decided to either refuse to go through with the background check or they simply ignored it altogether.
We’re so happy to have J Wren Pennington @AISDLibTech and @AtxMiss as our guest readers today for @BlackshearArts Pride Week Story Time! 🏳️🌈 #AISDProud #AISDPrideWeek Thanks so much for taking the time to come read to our students! pic.twitter.com/Yml69RZ3j1
— BlackshearFineArts (@BlackshearArts) October 7, 2019
Although Richardson was reportedly scheduled for a book-reading at 11 am, school records from the day of the visit suggest Richardson spent the entire day at the school, dressed head-to-toe as a woman, arriving at 7:25 am and leaving just before the final bell at 2:11 pm.
For the past year, Richardson has reportedly been featured at the Austin Public Library Drag Queen Story Hour. In August, concerned parents and locals held a press conference prior to a City Council meeting after uncovering Richardson’s disturbing social media posts alluding to homosexual sex, sadomasochism, and other debauched practices.
According to Church Militant, the City Council blatantly ignored the warning, with one council member accusing the concerned parents of “spreading hate and trying to make pointless political points.”
“Usually, the fact that a district is willing to host one of these drag queen events is sickening enough,” Perkins noted on the FRC website.
“Imagine finding out that the person they invited wasn’t even vetted — or worse, a confirmed sex trafficker. Schools are supposed to be safe learning spaces, not a catwalk for prostitutes.
“Their actions would suggest that Austin officials are more interested in the sexual exploitation of kids than their actual wellbeing. In any classroom, including this one, the only thing these drag queens should be reading are the directions to the nearest exit,” Perkins added.