Rob Shimshock at the Daily Caller has an indoctrination alert for all of you parents of K-12 students, particularly those with kids in elementary school. There’s a (relatively) new reading program being deployed around the country over the past couple of years. That’s great news because reading comprehension levels among American students are still nowhere near where they should be. But this one has a twist. A guest reader is invited to stop by the library to read to the little tykes and he’s a drag queen!

This, while perhaps confusing for some of the children and requiring a bit of conversation and explanation at home, might not be too much of a problem. But the reading materials isn’t the usual fare like the Nancy Drew Mysteries or Huck Finn. No, some of the books are specially crafted for this audience and designed to catch them in their formative years and “open their minds to gender fluidity” and similar topics.

K-12 schools are bringing drag queens into the classroom to teach gender ideology, a Thursday video revealed.

Teachers are praising “Drag Queen Story Hour,” according to a clip released by videographer Sean Fitzgerald and the David Horowitz Freedom Center. The program “captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.”

Maurice Sendak Community School, a public school located in Brooklyn, New York, hosted a drag queen and first grade teacher Alexis Hernandez marveled at the event in a testimonial published on Drag Queen Story Hour’s website.

Just in case this has been flying under your radar, it’s not a new program. It’s been going on in several cities for a couple years now. Here’s a brief video featuring a drag queen teaching reading and gender fluidity awareness to some very young elementary school students in New York at a school (appropriately enough, I suppose) in Queens. And I’ve already warned you what you’re about to see so please don’t come back here complaining to me if you click on this. You’ll want to have the video up for this one.

You can see what’s going on here I’m sure, but in case there’s any confusion you can take from Katrina Green, a teacher at Chickpeas Preschool in Brooklyn. And lest that one slide past you without picking up the key item, we’re talking about preschool. Ms. Green is quoted as excitedly saying that the program, “allows preschool children to deepen and complicate their ideas about gender at the exact age when they are often developing rigid ideas about this concept.”

In other words, they want to soften up the kids’ thought patterns, overriding anything they might be learning at home before they advance too far and learn enough actual science to know that human beings are born into one of two genders. If you can confuse them enough in pre-school you have a much better chance of pushing this sort of misinformation on them when they approach adulthood.

If this Drag Queen Story Hour was only being held in public workshops where parents could decide to opt into the program if they wish, that would be on the parents. But if it’s taking place in school and the parents aren’t being asked to sign a consent form in advance, this needs to stop. I have no problem with people who choose to dress in drag, though rather than being a transgender issue, it’s my understanding neither sexual orientation nor “gender identity” have anything to do with dressing in drag. Adults are free to express themselves as they choose. The problem here is the underlying effort to pollute the still-developing minds of children with bogus non-science in the name of social justice warfare.

This isn’t a problem for the government to solve. Parents have to be involved with what the public schools are doing with their kids all day and step in to get a leash on things such as this.