The U.S. State Department pays foreign organizations to undertake efforts that “advance [U.S.] national interests and national security” abroad. In fact, those are the very words our government uses to describe the State Department’s grant program.

So, how does funding 12 “drag theater performances” in Ecuador to the tune of $20,600 promote the national interest or national security of the United States? Or are we intentionally exporting moral depravity and forcing the American taxpayer to pay for it?

The answer seems obvious.

A September 23 State Department grant in that amount to an organization called Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano de Cuenca (Centro) states how the money will be used: “To promote diversity and inclusion, recipient will host 3 workshops, 12 drag theater performances, and produce a 2 minute documentary.”

The grant page lists the “business type” of Centro as being “higher education.”

And this “higher education” for Ecuadoreans will be funded by U.S. taxpayers already saddled with a $31 trillion national debt!

Back home in the U.S., drag queens and sexual activities are constantly on display for young children at so-called “Pride” parades. They’re also making drag queen toys for kids now. Taco Bell is even holding “drag brunches.”

And our kids are constantly being exposed to what are euphemistically called “family-friendly drag shows” like this one (caution: disturbing content).

This sickening cultural trend is getting worse, and now it looks like we’re going to export these performances from our government’s highest levels. Drag shows groom children to be sexual at a stage in their lives when their innocence should be celebrated and protected.

In fact, some U.S. governors are considering whether to prosecute taking children to such shows as child abuse.

So why in the world would the U.S. government want to pay for other countries to engage in similar disgusting behavior? And on the U.S. taxpayers’ dime, no less?

The Bible is clear: causing a child to sin justly earned Jesus’ serious condemnation in Luke 17:2.

We don’t know for sure whether the “higher education” officials from Centro will use their grant money to expose little children to drag queens as has been the experience here in the U.S. But there’s also little doubt that those who promote this type of sexual theater want and intend to expose kids to sexual content as early as possible.

The State Department should immediately cease this embarrassing and ill-considered action and revoke the grant before more children are harmed.


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