James Logan doesn’t think drag queen story hours should go unopposed in society and he is providing an alternative with what he calls “pastor story hour.”
The Berks County resident and elder of a small house church did his first story hour in May at the Southeast Branch of the Reading Public Library. He is planning another one for Aug. 26.
Geared towards children and their parents, but open to all ages, the story hour includes a craft and the reading of two stories based on the Christian worldview.
At the upcoming event, Logan will be reading The Prince’s Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul, an allegorical tale about a prince dying to save his people, and The Forgotten King by Kenneth Padgett and Shay Gregorie.
Logan told The Lancaster Patriot that he believes that “God should be glorified publicly,” and the crown rights of Jesus should be pressed in the public square. He added that the rise of drag queen story hours throughout America motivated him to take action.
“It is definitely a response to the culture of death through the drag show library times,” Logan said, noting that drag queen story hours are not simply political stunts, but active attempts to disciple children “for the evil one.”
Actor Kirk Cameron recently made national headlines as he toured America and clashed with public libraries regarding drag queen story hours. Some public libraries rejected Cameron’s requests to hold story hours, while allowing drag queen story hours.
Logan hopes to see more “pastor story hours” throughout the area and welcomes anyone interested to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Aug. 26 story hour will be held at 1 p.m. at 1426 Perkiomen Avenue in Reading, Pennsylvania.