CV NEWS FEED // The Kansas City Royals baseball team will host a drag show for their fans, including children, when the team takes the field June 16.
“Following the spirit of the LA Dodgers, Kansas City is going to celebrate ‘Pride Month’ and host a show with drag queens,” Phillip Cosby, Executive Director of the American Family Association for Kansas and Missouri, told CatholicVote.
Having drag queens at a Major League ballpark would appear to violate Missouri state law. In Missouri, minors can’t watch a performance or be shown or sold any “obscene” or sexually explicit materials.
The five cross-dressing men who will perform at Kauffman Stadium are employees of Hamburger Mary’s, a restaurant chain that hosts drag events several times a week. The Missouri-based chain prohibits children from attending their drag shows, but will very likely be performing in front of children at the Royals game – in an apparent violation of Missouri law.
A Hamburger Mary’s restaurant based in Orlando, FL, recently sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after he signed a bill protecting children from exposure to sexual content. The bill prevented the Orlando restaurant from subjecting children to their “family-friendly” drag shows.
“It is worrying that children are being exposed to drag queens,” Cosby stated, “but what is more worrying is the question: ‘why do drag queens want to be around children so badly?’”
The Royals are not doing well on the field and are currently ranked number 29 out of 30 teams in Major League Baseball. The team is currently in a campaign to raise public support for a new stadium, but Cosby thinks hosting drag queens for “Pride Night” may backfire for the ballclub.
“This is the wrong thing to do at the wrong time for the Royals,” Cosby told CatholicVote. “They need to concentrate on playing the ball game.”