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The undersigned Faith leaders and citizens of this community, respectfully request the Board of the RiverPark Center cease all future endeavors involving drag queen shows and any other such events being planned at the River Park Center and GhostLight Lounge. The Riverpark Center and GhostLight Lounge lease a building owned by the City of Owensboro, meaning the citizens of Owensboro. Further, the RiverPark Center relies upon city grants (tax dollars) to keep its doors open. These events do not shine a favorable light on our beloved city, nor do they reflect this city’s traditional morals and values. It is these very morals and values that have made Owensboro a treasure and a beacon of light and why families from near and far choose to make Owensboro their home. We will not allow our shining reputation to be further tarnished.

A man dressed in a string bikini made a point of being seen by and offending elderly ladies in front of the RiverPark Center as he made his way to Your October 22 event. That same man and others were seen later by children who had attended the symphony concert that night. Drag queens were witnessed performing sexual acts upon each other during events at the RiverPark during Pride week. An elderly female volunteer was confronted in the ladies room by 2 men. Indecent dress, exposure to children and elderly ladies as well as public sexual displays are an abomination and illegal. What adults do on private property or in their own homes is strictly their business, but there is no place for this conduct in our community. Your drag queens and your patrons have made it abundantly clear they have no respect for our community. These shows are far beyond the realm of entertainment and are simply an affront to our citizens and an assault on our reputation.

Respectfully,

Daviess County Citizens for Decency

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