MICHAEL KNOWLES: My friend, Lauren Boebert, is being threatened with prosecution for sex crimes because of this footage in the dark theater where she was inappropriate with her male companion and apologized for it. Well, that's not good enough for Colorado. Some Democrats are arguing that she should be prosecuted under 18-7-301 of the Colorado criminal code, which goes after lewdness in public. Okay. This according to Newsweek's Nick Mordowanec, who says the law stipulates, quote, public indecency is a petty offense sex crime. And it does carry lighter penalties, such as 10 days in jail and or up to $300 in fines, in addition to potential probation, community service, or mandatory counseling. And, they argue, there is an outside chance that someone could receive a sex offender designation because of getting a little handsy in a dark theater. Okay. Okay. Great.
I'm all for enforcing public indecency statutes. I think that's a great -- we haven't done that in a long time. I'm all for going after material and behavior that appeals to the prurient interest that could be obscene. I think that's a great idea. I don't think they're gonna get Lauren on this. I don't think the camera in the theater -- I don't think it really rises to that level. But I have noticed that there are a lot of Republican counties in Colorado. Denver is very Blue, but there's a lot of Republican counties. And those Republican counties have Republican DAs. And I've noticed a lot of counties in Colorado have drag queen story hour. Google drag queen story hour Colorado, you will see pages and pages of events come up. And I think that if Colorado, all of a sudden, wants to get serious about prosecuting lewdness in public, public indecency, well, that's great. Then those Republican DAs should arrest every single one of those drag queen story hour performers.
I also noticed that there are a lot of Pride parades in Colorado. And I've noticed that those Pride parades are pretty lewd. They're pretty indecent, aren't they? Guys dressed up in leather doing weird stuff to each other on floats and in the street. So, I think this is good. Colorado wants to start getting tough on lewdness, I'm all for it. Then all of those Republican DAs should start arresting and prosecuting every one of those attendees at the Pride parades, which are extremely indecent and extremely lewd.
Drag queen story hour and Pride parades are much worse than anything Lauren Boebert did in a theater. Much worse. In part because of the extreme behaviors that they engage in there. But, in part, because what they do at drag queen story hour and the Pride parades, unlike what happened in the theater, is unnatural. So, it's all bad stuff, but those are particularly bad. Those are particularly perverse and unnatural and should be prosecuted. That's my view. But even if your view is, it's all the same, and there's no distinction at all between what a normal guy and a girl do in a theater, caught on a hidden camera, and what the drag queens do in the elementary schools and the libraries and what the weirdos do at the Pride parades -- if you say it's all the same, well, that's fine too. If we're gonna start prosecuting people for lewdness, then what's good for the goose is good for the gander. What a great way to find a silver lining in a storm cloud of a ginned up Republican political scandal. Great idea.