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Idaho GOP given call to action over Boise Pride Fest

 
September 08, 2022

Dorothy Moon
After chairwoman Dorothy Moon issued a statement to the Idaho GOP regarding media coverage of the Boise Pride Fest, earlier today, a second email, a call to action, went out under the banner of the Idaho Republican Party calling on the state's Republicans to place civil calls to sponsors of the event, set for Sunday, September 11, to express their disappointment.

"The Radical Left, out-of-state corporate donors, and their defenders in the Legacy Media, are using tax-payer funded resources to promote the sexualization of Idaho children by adult entertainers -- in a public park" the call to action reads, mimicking the language of the earlier message sent by Moon, which contained graphic links to videos of said adult entertainers, who "the Idaho Legacy Media, corporate sponsors, and the Idaho Democrat Party call ... suitable for families and youth."

"Here’s the thing: The Democrat Party, and their enablers in the Legacy Media, can try and obscure what a 'kids drag' event is all about," Moon wrote. "But a picture is worth a thousand words. This weekend, Boise’s 'Gendertainers' will host Drag Story Time, where adult entertainers dressed in sexually provocative clothing read to children."

"Idaho’s Legacy Media spent much of yesterday doing what they do best: carrying water for the Radical Left," she wrote. Boise State Public Radio, a taxpayer funded radio outlet, tried to tie the Idaho GOP’s statement denouncing the sexualization of children in Boise’s 'drag kid show” to white nationalists. KTVB defended the Boise Pride Festival’s decision to hold their events on 9/11, favorably quoting the Vice-President of the Festival who lamented that a children’s drag show held on Labor Day wouldn’t draw as large of crowds because college kids are away on the long weekend.

"The Idaho Statesman did its best to compensate for its slow arrival to the melee (print publication takes time, after all): trumpeting the idea that having children engage in sexual performances with adult entertainers is 'empowering.' The Statesman also subtly recognized that the decision to hold the festival on 9/11 is largely done to inflate attendance numbers, as attendance is increased by 'out of state' college students who have returned to Boise for the school year."

In the call to action by the Idaho Republican Party, they encourage those who heed their call to phone festival sponsors to be polite.

"Again, when contacting these businesses," they wrote, please maintain civility. Ask whether they were aware that their sponsorship included events promoting the sexualization of children. For those businesses who maintain they are withdrawing sponsorship, ask if they plan to request the return of their financial support. The sponsors of the Boise Pride Fest include many publically-funded institutions, including public universities and healthcare organizations. Ask if these institutions used taxpayer monies to sponsor or promote this event."

Founded in 1989, Boise Pride Festival, celebrates its 33rd Anniversary this year. Pride Boise strives to promote unity and celebrate the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities in Boise year-round.

"The message from the Idaho Republican Party is simple," Moon writes. "We oppose the sexualization of children. Full stop."

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