Democrats and Republicans are taking to Twitter to wage a proxy war of words over The Boise Pride Festival 2022.
The Idaho Democratic Party posted this in response to Idaho GOP Chair Dorothy Moon’s call to action.
Warning: GOP Chairwoman Dorothy Moon lies. Believe her record, not her false rhetoric. pic.twitter.com/djRQMF1p3Y
— Idaho Democratic Party (@IdahoDems) September 8, 2022Advertisement
Dorothy Moon took to Twitter early Friday morning discussing her decision to close her Wells Fargo account.
I closed out my account at @WellsFargo. A real inconvenience, especially in a recession. But Americans have long practiced forms of peaceful civil disobedience. We shouldn’t patronize businesses that are committed to undermining our values or that target the innocence of children pic.twitter.com/F926FbWfmZ
— Dorothy Moon (@moonforidaho) September 9, 2022
Caught between the dueling political parties, Boise Pride Festival sponsors have been sharing their stance.
Capital Educators Credit Union has decided to pull out of the event. You can read their statement here.
Here, Blue Cross of Idaho shares their thoughts on continuing support for The Boise Pride Festival.
— Blue Cross of Idaho (@bluecrossidaho) September 9, 2022
Diana Lachiondo, former Ada County Commissioner, took to Twitter to share IACI lobbyist Alex LaBeau’s quote in reference to Dorothy Moon. Lachiondo continues posting as the debate heats up. Follows Lachiondo’s tweets here.
Melissa Wintrow, Senator for District 19, joined the proxy war of words with this statement.
SO disappointed in businesses pulling their support for well-established Pride fest in response to a heretic's mischaracterization of a kid's event (w/parental consent) when she defended convicted rapist for grooming & preying upon young women. How is siding w/ bigots that easy?
— Melissa Wintrow (@wintrow4idaho) September 9, 2022
Regionally, Paul Gosar, United States Representative from Arizona’s 4th District, added to the debate.
“Having a “Kids Drag Show” or anything like that is child sex abuse, plain and simple. Let children be children. We cannot allow anyone to normalize sexualizing them.”
The Idaho Dispatch will continue to monitor the changing landscape of sponsors and elected officials speaking on this issue.
At the time of publishing this article, “Drag Story Time” is still scheduled for 11:45 A.M. on Sunday, September 11th.
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