NC Charter School Hosts ‘Pride & Liberation’ Event Featuring Performances by Drag Queens

Photo Credit: Instagram/Stormie Daie

DURHAM, N.C. — A charter school in North Carolina recently hosted a “Pride & Liberation” event for students that included performances by two drag queens.

According to reports, two eighth grade teachers at Central Park School for Children in Durham — Taylor Schmidt and Schara Brooks — wanted to address the bullying of  homosexual and “transgender” students at the school and decided to put on a drag show.

“If we’re going to be a school that’s focused on equity and justice, and if we’re going to be a school that believes in the act of liberation, we need to be creative with our approach,” Schmidt told the Greensboro News & Observer.

The event featured two drag performers that go by the names Vivica C. Coxx and Stormie Daie, who spoke to the students and performed songs such as “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” from “Hairspray,” as well as Beyonce and Nicki Minaj tunes.

The outlet reports that Daie wore a layered rainbow skirt, and “[c]heers erupted when [he] pulled the skirt off to reveal a gold jumpsuit and knee-high gold boots.”

The Central Park School for Children step team also put on a performance, and a discussion panel was presented that included the two drag queens, openly homosexual Durham City Council member Vernetta Alston, and Helena Cragg, the executive director of the LGBTQ Center of Durham.

The event was held at the end of a week educating students on historical homosexual and transgender figures. Students from kindergarten through the fourth grade could also voluntarily attend a drag queen story time with Daie.

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“You hope that the children listen to this,” Daie told CNN, “so that they know we didn’t have this when we were growing up. We weren’t seeing people like us being celebrated.”

As previously reported, a high school in Pennsylvania also presented a drag show for students last week as several students dressed as the opposite sex and danced on stage for their peers.

The Philadelphia Enquirer and the College Fix report that the “Gay-Straight Alliance” at Penn Wood High School in Lansdowne organized a day-long event entitled “Coming Home: A Place for Everyone to Feel Safe.”

Morning sessions held at the school library centered on “Being an Ally,” “Navigating the World: College and Beyond” and “LGBTQ+ Health Issues.” In the afternoon, students could attend “singing and runway performances” in the auditorium, as well as a video on the Stonewall riots and a presentation on “the history of drag.”

Students reportedly could choose to go to class or attend one or more of the events. The drag show included three male students who dressed as females and danced to songs such as “Killing Me Softly” and “Level Up.”

As previously reported, the Bible teaches that all men are born with the Adamic sin nature, having various inherent inclinations that are contrary to the law of God and being utterly incapable of changing by themselves. It is why Jesus outlined in John 3:5-7 that men must be regenerated by the second birth and be transformed from being in Adam to being in Christ, or they cannot see the kingdom of Heaven.

“Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’

Nicodemus saith unto him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’

Jesus answered, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ‘Ye must be born again.’”

Jesus also outlined in John 8:34-35, “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. … If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”


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