CINCINNATI, Ohio — An apostate assembly that identifies itself as “a loving and progressive faith community” held their own sort of drag queen story time last Sunday as the building caretaker dressed in drag and read to the congregation a story about homosexual politician Harvey Milk and the creation of the rainbow flag.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Dan Davidson had previously performed as a drag queen in Seattle, Washington before moving to Ohio and joining Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church, led by Stacey Midge. Davidson is a caretaker for the facility.
Last Sunday, Davidson donned a purple dress and high heels and applied a glitter beard as he presented himself as “Sparkle Leigh.”
The service began with the song “God Welcomes All” and then Davidson later took the stage to read the book “Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag” to children and adults alike. Milk is considered the first openly homosexual elected politician in California and worked as a homosexual rights activist. Acquaintance Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag known today as the symbol for homosexual, bisexual and transgender pride.
“Harvey dreamed that everyone — even gay people — would have equality,” Davidson read. “He dreamed that one day, people would be able to live and love as they pleased.”
“Harvey and his friends planned marches to protest inequality and unfair laws. And just days before one of the marches, Harvey had an idea. … We need a symbol that shows who we are and how we feel. … Harvey knew an artist who could help — Gilbert Baker.”
Some in attendance held up their cell phones to reenact the San Francisco candlelight vigil for Milk, as mentioned in the book.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Mount Auburn Presbyterian is in the midst of celebrating Pride Month, and is decorated with pride flags and rainbow candles. One man told his “coming out” story during the service.
Davidson stood near the entrance at the end of the gathering and spoke to the people as they left.
As previously reported, Open Cathedral in Leander, Texas, a member of the United Church of Christ, hosted a “Drag Queen Story Time” on June 15 at the Leander Public Library after city officials decided to cancel the initial library event.
“We wanted the kids of Leander to know they are safe and they are loved, and being different is wonderful,” leader Ryan Hart told the Austin Statesman.
However, some have noted that the meaning of love — and God’s love for mankind — is misunderstood, as the Bible teaches that apart from Christ, all men are “by nature, the children of wrath” (Ephesians 2:3) and the enemies of God.
Isaiah 53:6 says, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way. And the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”
Romans 5:6-10 explains that the love of God is demonstrated by Christ dying even for His enemies so that they might be saved from the power of sin and the wrath of God.
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die, yet peradventure, for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us,” it states.
“Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”
The Bible also states that the gift of God to undeserving man is the way He made through Christ for the forgiveness of sin, eternal life, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit in the here and now, that being made free from sin, men might instead serve the living God.
“[N]ow being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness and the end everlasting life,” Romans 6 reads. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”