Falsehood at the Frauenthal – Action Needed!

By: Lisa Van Houten

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
2 Timothy 3:13

Our culture is disintegrating before our eyes.  What was considered perverse not that long ago, is now being celebrated and normalized.  A prime example is the mainstreaming of drag queen shows – gay men, primarily, who don garish makeup, wigs, and dresses and dance erotically for the titillation of audiences.  As one “drag queen” stated: “Yes, we’re here, we’re queer and you better deal with it. ‘Cause we ain’t going nowhere.”

Drag queen shows are popping up all over – restaurants, casinos, hotels, theaters, schools, and universities – as well as drag queen “story hours” in libraries and elementary schools – and even in “progressive” churches.

Here in West Michigan the Muskegon Civic Theatre is hosting two drag queen shows this Saturday, March 25 at the Muskegon Frauenthal Theater.

This once-esteemed theater which for decades has brought refinement and culture to West Michigan, is now hosting raunchy drag queen shows. 

Can you imagine that taking place 10, or even 5, years ago?  The advancement of the LGBTQ agenda has permeated every vestige of society due to the fact that the vast number of people who oppose it, are silent at its encroachment.  And with little opposition it becomes normalized.

In addition to these drag shows, the Muskegon Civic Theatre is also hosting a performance of “Cinderella” at the Frauenthal Theater in May.  But parents be warned, this is not the whimsical Rogers and Hammerstein version, but a woke re-write by gay-activist playwright Douglas Carter Beane who turns Cinderella into a social activist.  As one reviewer stated: “You can almost feel Beane ticking off the moral lessons he wants to teach about self-actualization, bullying, female empowerment … It’s all too effortful for its own good.”

A few years ago, when ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan included a Down Syndrome drag show, we at American Decency spoke out strongly against this degradation of disabled individuals and sought its cancellation.  While the performance ultimately occurred, the venue that had originally planned to host it cancelled and a new venue had to be found.  We also shed light on the fact that a professor at Calvin University (a supposedly Christian institution) was instrumental in bringing in the Down Syndrome drag show.  Calvin was inundated with calls and emails of protest regarding the affiliation.  The professor ultimately resigned.

The adage attributed to Edmund Burke may sound trite, but it’s true.  “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”  

Yet, often we are too concerned about being labeled a “bigot” or “hater.”   We equate Christianity with being “nice” – but true Christianity is exemplified by love.  Is it loving to remain silent while a sinful ideology takes root, deceiving our neighbors?  It’s always easier to do nothing, but God calls us to lovingly speak truth in hard places.  “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.”  Proverbs 24:10-11

We see what is happening as a result of those promoting gender confusion:  increasing anxiety among youth, suicide, gender confusion, doctors performing genital-mutilating surgeries on minors.  These young people are paying the price for years of silence, allowing such harmful ideologies to spread.

Be a voice of truth and love to those who are deceiving and those being deceived.


Muskegon Civic Theatre at:
Phone: 231-722-3852
email: info@muskegoncivictheatre.org

Fruenthal Theater at:
Phone: 231-722-9750
Email: eric@frauenthal.org


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