Yorkville anti-drag show crossover clashes with the mayor again; City Council meeting ends in acrimony – Shaw Local

YORKVILLE — Yorkville City Council’s meeting came to an abrupt and acrimonious end on Sept. 27 as the woman crusading against drag shows at local businesses once again confronted Mayor John Purcell.

For the third straight city council meeting, Yorkville’s Molly Krempski and her supporters told aldermen and the mayor that drag shows constitute adult entertainment and violate city ordinance.

Pinz Entertainment Center, 1211 N. Bridge St., and Southbank Original Barbecue, 129 E. Hydraulic Ave, hosted drag queens for audiences 21 and older.

Krempski stepped up his rhetoric, warning of both dire social consequences and divine intervention.

“Deviants will come from all over the county to see these shows because they’re not allowed in other cities,” Krempski told the council.

“America is entering a period of judgment right now,” Krempski said. “God warns and warns, so this can be one of your warnings. We will see judgment fall on church leaders and government officials, among others, in the last quarter of 2022,” Krempski predicted.

“People will come because they can immerse themselves in an adult entertainment environment without the stigma of going to a nightclub or a gay bar,” Krempski said.

“I know Mayor Purcell is fine with bringing business to Yorkville and enabling everything that people seem to enjoy, but it’s the city council‘s job to balance the financial benefits for bars with the quality of life. of all the other members of the community,” she continued.

After Krempski and other speakers finished, Purcell said he found it disgusting that Krempski objected to a gay bar being located in Yorkville.

Krempski shouted an objection, at which point the mayor called the council for a motion to adjourn the meeting. He quickly received it, as well as a unanimous vote in favor of the end of the procedure.

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