'Woke' Pastor Holds ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ for Kids: ‘Queerness Is Sacred’
' have an awesome story to share with you today'
An openly gay and newly ordained pastor dressed up to lead a Drag Queen Story Hour-style message for children, causing among parents outrage across social media.
Pastor Aaron Musser dressed in full drag, sporting a long white dress emblazoned with a golden cross, a blonde wig and full makeup.
The pastor asked the children in attendance if they had ever seen a drag queen before.
The kids responded "no."
"I have an awesome story to share with you today," Musser said.
"I am also a boy most of the time when I'm here, but today, I'm a girl."
Musser went on to share the message before ending the segment with a prayer.
The announcement on the church's page lauded the news of the event and noted "Seminarian Aaron" would be "preaching in drag."
Aaron Musser, a Chicago leftist activist & preacher at St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square (@stlukesLS), gave a sermon & hosted a drag queen story hour for children at the church. https://t.co/2Hqo3GmdMD— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) December 19, 2021
The message encouraged parishioners to "wear garments/accessories that make you feel 100%, like the best version of yourself."
Musser himself added:
"The sixth Sunday of advent is rejoice Sunday.
"It's a chance for us to rehearse what a life of joy could look like.
"It's a dress rehearsal.
"Preaching in drag is a theological reflection on joy: Joy overflows so abundantly, it can't help but make itself known.'
"Weaving together the day's theme, queer theory, and lectionary texts, we will 'dress rehearse' for joy."
The outlet reported Musser has prided himself on incorporating "queerness" into his Christian ministry.
"Queer sexualities, gender identities, and gender expressions outdoor [sic] from the depths of our being. We are who we are."
"And we can articulate our truth," he said according to the report.
"Queerness is sacred," he added and said that "certain straights don't believe that we speak truth."
Anit Republican Musser also said:
"If you vote red, you vote against me and my rights."