Rev. Franklin Graham, chief of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Affiliation and Samaritan’s Purse, praised Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over studies that his administration will revoke the Hyatt Regency Miami’s alcohol license after it hosted “A Drag Queen Christmas” with minors current within the viewers.
“Governor Ron DeSantis doesn’t mess around,” Graham wrote on social media. “He’s revoking the liquor license of a major Miami hotel because they hosted a drag queen show with children present, even after being warned.”
“It’s so refreshing to see a leader who is willing to stand up for what is right!” Graham added. “May God bless and help him as he leads this state.”
Graham included a hyperlink to a Enterprise Insider report that stated Florida’s Division of Enterprise and Skilled Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Drinks and Tobacco filed a 17-page grievance this week towards the venue that hosted the occasion, the James L. Knight Heart, which is affiliated with the resort. The occasion was held on December 27.
“Sexually explicit content is not appropriate to display to children and doing so violates Florida law,” stated DeSantis press secretary Bryan Griffin. “Governor DeSantis stands up for the innocence of children in the classroom and throughout Florida.”
The grievance filed by the state stated that Hyatt “promoted the Show using targeted, Christmas-themed promotional materials that did not provide notice as to the sexually explicit nature of the Show’s performances or other content.”
“Moderately than name consideration to the Present’s sexually specific content material or acknowledge that it may not be acceptable for kids, Respondent’s promotional supplies unequivocally said ‘[a]ll ages welcome,’” the complaint said.
The complaint noted that the state of Florida sent a letter to Hyatt prior to the event that warned them that “[sexually explicit drag show performances constitute public nuisances, lewd activity, and disorderly conduct when minors are in attendance” and that if the hotel “failed to ensure that minors were prohibited from attending such performances, its license would be subject to penalties up to and including revocation.”
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The complaint said that the show featured numerous segments where performers engaged in acts of sexual conduct, simulated sexual activity, and lewd, vulgar, and indecent displays, including but not limited to:
- performers forcibly penetrating or rubbing their exposed prosthetic female breasts against the faces or oral cavities of audience members;
- intentionally exposing performers’ prosthetic feminine breasts and genitalia to the viewers;
- deliberately exposing performers’ buttocks to the viewers;
- simulating masturbation via performers’ digitally penetrating prosthetic feminine genital; and
- graphic depictions of childbirth and/or abortion.
The grievance stated that movies performed within the background behind the performers included “images of exposed female breasts with less than a fully opaque covering, portrayals of simulated masturbation, and other sexually explicit content.”
“The Show also contained sexually explicit themes and prurient content presented through perverted versions of popular children’s Christmas songs,” the grievance added. “These included an adaptation of ‘All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth’ that contained portrayals of oral fellatio, as well as the line ‘I’ll sit on his lap, he can put his milk and cookies all between my gap.’”
The Present additionally featured a efficiency of “Screwdolph the Red-Nippled Reindeer,” which included the next lyrics:
- “You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen Vomit and Stupid and Dildo and Dicks-in…”
- “But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? Screwdolph the Red-Nippled Reindeer, had a very shiny bust…”
- “Then one soggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say ‘Screwdolph with your nipples so bright won’t you guide my sleigh tonight.”
“At all times material to this Complaint, Respondent maintained dominion and control over its Licensed Premises, the performances conducted at the Licensed Premises, and the persons admitted onto its Licensed Premises,” state officers alleged. “Accordingly, Respondent authorized, permitted, and maintained the Show to occur on its Licensed Premises, and, as a direct result of its admission policies, knowingly exposed minor children to the conduct alleged herein.”
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