“I will utilize this amendment to argue against the underlying measure, LB371, which forbids all-ages drag performances. If it had the votes to make it pass, I would withdraw it but it won’t pass. It serves as an argumentative tool. We don’t need to tense up or worry” Tweeted Hunt. “People make a big deal out of the fact that I’m only attempting to add some levity to my job. Wow,” In a subsequent tweet, she wrote.
Hunt is denouncing a drag-related measure that would penalize persons and organizations for letting children go to drag performances.
“At a drag show, nobody under nineteen is allowed. Anyone above the age of nineteen who knowingly brings a minor under nineteen to a drag show is guilty of a Class I misdemeanor,” parts of the law stated. “If alcoholic beverages are being provided during a drag event, no one under the age of 21 is allowed to be there.”
The measure states that if a business, establishment, or nonprofit hosts a drag show but disregards the age restrictions, they will be subject to a $10,000 fine per infraction. If an entity’s owner or officer knowingly allows a person under the legal age to attend a drag show, they will “be guilty of a Class I misdemeanor,” the measure states.
A “religious indoctrination camp,” as described in Hunt’s amendment, is “a camp, retreat, lock-in, vacation Bible study, or convention hosted by a youth group, a church, or religious organization for the intent of indoctrinating children with a specific set of religious beliefs,” according to the proposal.
“The Legislature concludes that there is a well-recorded history of child sexual abuse and brainwashing by clergy and religious leaders. Abusers inside churches and other religious organizations frequently employ activities like youth groups or church-sponsored camps and retreats to acquire the trust of children and obtain unsupervised access to such youngsters in order to conduct such abuse,” here is a piece of Hunt’s amendment.
“A religious indoctrination camp must not have anyone under the age of nineteen there. A Class I misdemeanor is committed by anybody above the age of nineteen who knowingly transports a child under the age of nineteen to a religious indoctrination camp,” the Hunt amendment declares. “No person under the age of twenty-one is allowed to enter a religious indoctrination camp when alcoholic drinks are being offered, regardless of whether they are being served as part of a religious ritual.”