Who is monitoring for grooming at PRIDE week?
It's clearly not the parents who took their own children to a "kid-friendly drag show" at Wanderlinger Brewing Company this weekend.
It's obviously not the participants who grabbed a child's hand and gestured to rub the actor/actress's groin. (forgive me for not knowing the correct pronouns or whatever in this case)
It's apparently not the business's business to follow not just laws but moral obligations to stop this appalling behavior.
And I highly doubt our new "WOKE" police chief will investigate this under Tennessee Code Title 39/2557 which states "it is unlawful to direct, present, or produce any obscene theatrical production, peep show or live performance, and that every person who participates in that part of the production which renders the production or performance obscene is guilty of the offense".
So who is going to protect these innocent children?
The video of this event is across social media and needs to be addressed by law enforcement.
This opinion is not an attack on the overall event or those who are in and beside the LGBTQ community. However, if these people do want outside respect and acceptance, some accountability needs to be kept on their own instead of policed by outsiders.
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A video circulating online shows child sexual abuse taking place at a local establishment in Chattanooga. Seems every adult present in the video had no problem with what they were witnessing by allowing what looked like toddlers to participate in the madness. If they did not approve, I do hope they made a report of the abuse to local authorities.
According to TN Code 37-1-605(a)(9) Neighbor, relative, friend or any other person; who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been sexually abused SHALL report such knowledge or suspicion to the department in the manner described in subsection (b).
The code is clear if you have reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been abused you "SHALL" report the abuse. Shall means you must. Any reasonable person watching what took place I believe would come to the same conclusion I did. Since I came to the conclusion child sexual abuse had taken place, I made phone calls to the Chattanooga Police Department and to the District Attorney's office.
If you were at Wanderlinger Brewing Co. on youth pride day and witnessed the drag show performance with children in the establishment and their participation in the show, you were obligated by TN statute to report it to the authorities. Handing off a child to one of the monsters and allowing a child to rub the private area is clear child sexual abuse according to TN Code 37-1-602(3)(C)(iv) the intentional touching of the genitals or intimate parts, including the breast, genital area, groin, inner thighs, and buttocks, or the clothing covering them, of either the child or the perpetrator...
I do hope the Chattanooga Police Department and the District Attorney plan on investigating the event that took place and hold every adult that did not report the abuse and every adult that allowed their child to be subjected to this sexual abuse prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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In the Gospels, we see God's tender heart for children (Matthew 18:1-5). His willingness to devote time to them, His recognition of their societal status (Matthew 25:31-46), and His zeal for protecting their innocence demonstrates His high regard (Matthew 18:6-7 ).
Shall we discuss abortion too?
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and is desperately wicked: who can know it?
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Lynn, Hailey, Burns: There was no "grooming" nor "sexually exploitation of children" at that drag queen show from the video I watched.
Where were your boys' concern while the young Stoughton, Ma. woman, Sandra Birchmore, a real case of grooming and sexual exploitation, was being taking advantage of by heterosexual males beginning around the age of 13 or 15 on up to the time at 23 years old and pregnant, she committed suicide? Why weren't you guys beating your drums and sounding the alarm on behalf of the Sandra Birchmores of the world?
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To Brenda Washington and the Chattanooga community,
First to Brenda Washington - what happened to the young lady in Massachusetts is appalling. I don't believe any of the people who wrote their concerns about the "kid friendly" drag show would agree with what happened to this young lady. It is a tragedy that evidently was allowed to occur because no one spoke out.
The previous writers are speaking out. We have to speak out about any kind of abuse of children. Woe to the people of Chattanooga who are okay with this and to those who remain silent.
Do we think this is where it will stop? A "harmless, kid friendly drag show? This has not been my experience. Once this is normalized, another step further into debauchery will be taken.
Chattanooga is better than this and I pray our new district attorney will do her job and look into this sexual abuse of children. Our silence would be affirmation of this type of activity.