May 15, 2022 Updated 8:36 P.M. ET
NAPLES (FLV) – Florida’s Voice has learned that “progressive pastor” Rev. Dawson B. Taylor has resigned from the Naples United Church of Christ, recently known for his church planning to host a LGBTQ “drag show” for children as young as 12 years-old and a secret “gay prom” behind the backs of public school administrators.
Taylor was formerly the Senior Minister at the church.
According to the church’s staff webpage, the interim senior minister is Rev. Dr. David M. Greenhaw beginning Monday, May 16th. He announced he is taking the position April 1st, before initial reports of the church’s controversial events.
It is unclear if Greenhaw will take a different direction and cancel the LGBT drag show set to take place Saturday, May 21st.
Greenhaw does not brand himself as a “progressive” as Dawson did, but a Facebook post on March 2, 2020 reads, “Forget the pundits and the polls. There are two strong women running for president. It is time to elect a woman president. It is past time! Vote for a woman president. Do it now!”
Dawson says in his Twitter bio, “I stand with Planned Parenthood” and “#BLM.”
According to an event promotion flyer, the Naples United Church of Christ will be hosting a “Youth Pride Conference” for “LGBTQ youth” aged 12-18.
The event is free and will feature a “drag show” as an “exploration of LGBTQ-related issues facing today’s youth.” The form for children to apply is here. Attendees are asked to enter their pronouns, the name of their school, and free shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Immokalee and Golden Gate Middle Schools.
The organizers – GLSEN Collier – say that the event is a “one-day conference” that is “created by and for LGBTQ youth seeking to explore LGBTQ-related issues they face today.”
Florida’s Voice reached out to Collier County Schools on why transportation is being permitted directly from school property to a LGBTQ drag show. When informed of the event organizer’s plans to shuttle students from school property, the district said Collier County public schools may not be used as “transit points for the pickup and drop-off of students for this event.“
“The District was never informed nor contacted about this event. CCPS [Collier County Public Schools] is not a sponsor of the event, which is being held at a private facility. CCPS also neither authorized nor approved the transportation of CCPS students to and from district school sites by the event organizers. Any inference to the contrary is fully rejected by CCPS,” they said.
Last month, Dawson was caught trying to host a gay prom for children at his church.
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