Australian Drag Queens seemingly have rights that those who do not believe children should be exposed to drag queens do not have. Lyle Shelton says that he is ‘…being dragged before a government commission for writing a blog about why drag queens are not for kids.
I hoped this day would not come. But it has.
Last month I received a letter from the government. The Queensland Human Rights Commission is demanding I appear before it for conciliation with a couple of aggrieved drag queens.
A blog post I wrote last January about the dangers of putting LGBTIQA+ drag queens in front of children has triggered action against me under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act of 1991.
Under the law, it is compulsory that I turn up. If I don’t, I could be forced to by court order. If I still refuse, I could go to jail.
If I do turn up and refuse to apologise for my article or retract it or redact some of it, I could end up in front of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
If I lose there, I could be fined. If I refuse to pay a fine in protest against a judgement which impinges on the precious human right of freedom of speech, I could be sent to jail and have a criminal record.
But before I had even been served papers from the Commission, one of the drag queens, Johnny Valkerie, took to Twitter to announce that the QHRC had already decreed me guilty and that I must turn myself in.
I kid you not. (Sounds like a good title for a book, the first chapter of the sequel of which is being written now).
Valkerie was frustrated because my address is supressed and the QHRC was not able to find me easily.
I have a supressed address for safety reasons after my office was bombed by a same-sex marriage activist in 2016. Following that incident, a prominent rainbow political activist, Michael Barnett, placed my home address on the internet to intimidate me and my family.
Johnny Valkerie is a woman who presents as a man. She tweeted that the QHRC had already “deemed” my “article to be vilification under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Law 1991”.’ https://www.lyleshelton.com.au/drag_queens_take_legal_action_against_me_in_the_human_rights_commission
In other words in Australia if you believe something contrary to a protected class you had better just keep it to yourself!