A science and technology museum created by a teacher in 1946 glorifies the queer lifestyles of scientists and artists but ignores key inconvenient truths.
by: Sloan Rachmuth
Children visiting Discovery Place Museum in Charlotte are bombarded with sickening displays of sexual politics. The children's museum has interactive science and space exhibits and is a top field trip destination for school children across the state.
According to its website, Discovery Place serves three-quarters of a million people a year with its mission to provide education that helps to build North Carolina’s future.
The museum’s gift shop, prominently situated in the lobby, features an obnoxious display of Queer literature.
“Queer Heroes” is on Lambda Legal's must-read list and they promote the filthy tome in this way:
Queer Heroes offers kids an exciting alternative, biographies that honor people’s queerness as integral to their accomplishments. Young readers will recognize celebrities here of their own generation, like transgender activist Jazz Jennings, singer Sia, and anti-gun activist Emma González, as well as queer mega-stars from the recent past, such as David Bowie and Harvey Milk. The inclusion of heroes like lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde, Paralympic athlete Claire Harvey, and Jordanian publisher Khalid Abdel-Hadi expand models for kids of queer heroism outside of, and in reaction to, the white, abled, western mainstream vision.
A reminder: Lambda Legal group is suing to have boys and men use girls' bathrooms and play on girls' sports teams in courtrooms throughout America.
Inside Queer Heroes, we discover why Lamda and other LGBTQ lifestyle groups want the book marketed to children from birth to 18 years old.
A section on Rrennasance painter and scientist Leonardo da Vinci highlights a vague account of him alleging sodomizing a male prostitute.
Never being married along with an unconfirmed allegation of male-on-male rape from 1476 qualifies da Vinci for leading a "queer," heroic lifestyle.
Naturally, Frida Kahlo's bisexuality was too intriguing for the author of Queer Heroes to ignore:
It is not mentioned in the book, but many researchers and historians believe that Kahlo suffered from a wide range of mental illnesses-from post-traumatic stress disorder to bipolar disorder. In at least one-third of her paintings, she portrays herself as she struggles with pain, depression, and sorrow.
Kahlo's mental health issues might have contributed to her bisexuality rather than being the result of a lifestyle choice - a connection that Lambda Legal and the rest of the Rainbow mafia don’t want the public to consider.
In the Discovery Place gift shop, trash masquerading as literature doesn't stop with Queer Heroes. Children who recently visited the attraction on a 7th-grade field trip reported over a dozen more Queer-themed books.
The Museum recently featured a “Guess the Scientist” exhibition that highlighted the homosexuality of imitation gene creator and codebreaker Alan Turing. Among the clues given to children about Turing's identity was: “I was born in 1912 and as a gay man during World War II, I was persecuted by my own government that I saved.”
Turing’s persecution was what we know now by another name: “gender-affirming care.”
Here’s how an article from the far-left Atlantic magazine described Turing’s treatment in 2013:
“When Turing was convicted of gross indecency, the British government forced him to choose between chemical castration and imprisonment; he chose castration, which meant taking estrogen pills. The pills made him impotent and grow breasts. They also depressed him.”
Turing committed suicide years later.
Describing Turing's treatment as "horrifying" and "utterly unfair", UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the country owed the brilliant mathematician a huge debt. "We're sorry, you deserved so much better," Brown wrote in a 2002 posthumous apology for Turing's horrific treatment.
Yesterday’s human rights abuses are today’s preferred treatments for every young person questioning their identities.
Like Queer Heroes' author, Discovery Place's curators omit important details that explain why some people exhibit certain sexual preferences and how gay people were chemically castrated as conversion therapy throughout history. These are called “inconvenient truths.”