Mayor of Amarillo Addresses Controversy Surrounding Drag Show
Ever since the touring drag show, A Drag Queen Christmas announced its future show at the Amarillo Globe-News Center much controversy and discussion has been brought up. Many conservative and religious groups, such as the Facebook group, The Republican Party of Randall County have expressed outrage with this event taking place and its “family-friendly” marketing.
In a post regarding their outrage with this event, The Republican Party of Randall County provided an outline for an email to send to public figures in Amarillo such as Mayor Ginger Nelson, Cole Standley, and Jared Miller. The email outline reads “I just learned there will be a drag show coming to Amarillo where YOUNG CHILDREN will be allowed and encouraged to attend,” said Jackson. “This is SICK. Children SHOULD NOT be allowed to attend events like this. This needs to be SHUT DOWN immediately!”
After much talk and debate about this, Mayor Ginger Nelson finally released a letter to religious groups in Amarillo, addressing the outrage surrounding this event. In this response, Mayor Nelson explained that the city of Amarillo simply rented out the event venue to the promoters of the event and nothing more. Mayor Nelson also explains that nothing could warrant this event being shut down by the city. She expresses personal concern over the event, and states that “I’m praying that those who don’t know Jesus or His grace will meet Him in Amarillo and be changed forever”
Regardless of public outrage from conservative and religious groups in Amarillo, A Drag Queen Christmas will still take place on November 29th at 8:00 P.M. at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts.
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