How do you brainwash young children while mocking Christianity? One group finds a way

How do you brainwash young children while mocking Christianity? One group finds a way
The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and a young victim (Image via Facebook)

They call themselves “The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.” The group is made up of men who dress up not only in women’s clothing but in nuns’ habits. Their slogan — “Go forth and sin some more” — openly mocks the Bible verse (John 8:11), in which Jesus tells an adulterous woman to “go forth and sin no more.”

But the group crossed a bridge too far when it appeared at the Boston Public Library June 29 to mark the end of “Pride Month” with a “Drag Queen Story Time” event, during which members read to children between the ages of two and ten.

The library’s first mistake was sanctioning such an event, but their second — and some might say more egregious — mistake, at least from a publicity angle, was to post a notice about the reading on its Facebook page.

The criticism since has been fierce and unrelenting.

The Christian Broadcasting Network reports that among those who spoke out was a member of academe, Prof. Robert P. George, who teaches jurisprudence at Princeton and frequently lectures at Harvard. CBN quotes George as asking rhetorically:

Is there an honorable liberal anywhere in this country who will speak out against the #antiCatholic bigotry on display here? Imagine the chorus of outrage from liberals … were it #Islam and its teachings, symbols, and practices being mocked.

Other commenters reacted to the age-inappropriateness of the event.

For its part, the Boston Public Library released a statement Wednesday that read:

Boston Public Library reviews all feedback and comments we receive on our programming, which helps to inform future program selection for our patrons.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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