Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert introduced legislation Monday that would prohibit federal funds made available for foreign assistance to be used in supporting drag theater performances.
The bill was first obtained by the Daily Caller and comes after the State Department said it paid a $20,600 grant for a cultural center in Ecuador to host “drag theater performances,” arguing it gives LGBTQ people a chance “to express themselves freely and safely.”
In October, Fox News reported the State Department awarded the grant to the Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano Abraham Lincoln (CENA) in Ecuador on Sept. 23. CENA is a non-profit organization backed by the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in the country, to “promote diversity and inclusion” in the area.
The project at CENA will last until Aug. 31, 2023, and includes “workshops,” “12 drag theater performances” and a “2-minute documentary,” according to Fox News. (RELATED: House Democrats To Host At Annual Retreat A Drag Queen Who Called Biden ‘Senile,’ Has History Of Trashing Democrats)
“It wasn’t enough for the Biden Administration to push gender extremism in the United States, they have now taken their crusade to a global level, courtesy of our tax dollars, and it must stop. To the world, the U.S. used to represent a nation that stood as a beacon of liberty and democracy. Now, we are a laughingstock as our leaders appear to care more about funding drag shows in foreign countries than they do about securing our own borders or curbing rampant inflation which is financially crushing our citizens,” Gohmert told the Daily Caller before introducing the legislation.
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“The Biden Administration’s eerie obsession with cultural and gender radicalism emboldens our adversaries like Russia, China and radical Islamists in Iran and tells those who wish to accelerate our demise that now is the time for aggression. While the Left is fixated on facilitating the genital mutilation of minor children and drag shows worldwide, America’s streets are flooded with fentanyl, violent crime continues to escalate and inflation is bankrupting the Middle Class. Let’s please put an end to this ludicrous, reckless behavior, and focus on securing what’s left of our freedom,” Gohmert added. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Republicans Call For Oversight Of UVA Youth Gender Clinic Exposed By Daily Caller Report)
Republican Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar joined Gohmert in cosponsoring the legislation.