LGBTQ activists taunt a group of concerned citizens who were praying outside of Cafecito Bonito restaurant on March 24.


On March 24, roughly a dozen concerned Anchorage residents peacefully assembled outside Cafecito Bonito restaurant in Anchorage to hold a prayer vigil while an all-ages drag queen show occurred inside the restaurant.

The protesters were outnumbered by a few dozen radical LGBTQ activists known as the Queen’s Guard, who stood in front of the restaurant.

Those who showed up to pray held signs clearly stating their reason for being present – “STOP child abuse,” “STOP child grooming,” and “STOP Dragging the Children Down.”

Despite multiple attempts by LGBTQ activists to engage the prayer vigil attendees with loud music, finger gestures, and screaming, these tactics were met with silent prayer.

“On a Friday night during Lent, while many Catholics are inside church buildings praying the Stations of the Cross, we are out here in the cold, with Christ on the Via Dolorosa for the sake of God’s Children, being mocked and cursed by men in women’s clothing,” one prayer vigil attendee said.

The protesters – both Catholic and non-Catholic – varied between three and 11 participants, and ranged in age from 16 to 67 years. Joined in solidarity, they prayed for those engaged in the drag event, while protesting the exposure of young children to such shows.

“Jesus had 11-diciples who remained with him after Judas ran off to betray him,” Another prayer vigil attendee noted.

“While we are small in number, King David was small in stature when he took on the giant, Goliath,” added coordinator Deacon Dez Martinez.

The organizing group, Church Militant Resistance-Alaska (CMR-A), said the rampant assault on the family and children needs to be publicly resisted at the local level.

“These shows are occurring throughout the country as these misogynistic individuals say they are trying to ‘normalize’ their behavior, but what they are doing is grooming children by exposing them to behavior that is detrimental to a child’s natural development,” explained a member of CMR-A. “This is child abuse-period.” 

Prayer vigil attendees gathered before, during and after the drag show, without detraction.  When asked why he attended this event, Deacon Martinez stated, “Jesus died for us in public, so we must live for him in public – not just in the privacy of our homes and church buildings. We are here for God’s children, old and young.”

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Anchorage protesters hold vigil against all-ages drag show targeting young kids


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    AMEN! These drag shows, story hour and all others are child abuse. There isn’t any other way to look at it. kids don’t know and at this early stage of life are very impressionable. They will think it’s normal to be victims of sodomy from these perverts! It’s wrong and needs to be stopped.

  • Tennessee Steinmetz says:

    I’d trust my child with a drag queen before I’d trust them around a Catholic priest.
    The Catholic Church is notorious for castrating young males too. Sick, sick, sick

    • Kathy says:

      Nobody makes anyone go to any church. Many of us need the library.

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      And yet, the drag queens who “performed” in Soldatna included one with a history of child abuse, so there’s that. And as it turns out, more kids by a factor of about 10 are abused regularly by public school teachers. Also, please list all of the people who have been castrated by the Catholic Church. I’ll wait.

  • Mary says:

    This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the Lord their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished and is cut off from their mouth.”. Jeremiah 7:28

    • Lucinda says:

      That’s YOUR truth Mary, not mine.

      • Lobo says:

        There is “only one truth”, Lucinda.. ( Light ??? )… Why don’t you just come on out and say that you do not believe in the scriptures of the Holy Bible .. which is your right to do so.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Lobo, Lucinda very well may believe in the scriptures in the Holy Bible and she very well may believe that there is Heavenly Father who is the Creator of ALL creation. However, if she is a follower of Satan, then she would not recognize God Almighty’s Word as the Authority – Satan would be her authority.

  • Ruth Ewig says:

    The move to have this prayer vigil is awesome. Hopefully, more of this will take place. In Fairbanks similar wrong things are going on also but more hidden. About 10 out of 50 ministers are engaging but not enough are addressing the issues going on right now in the schools and the different local government bodies. Congregations, and parishioners need to know what we should be doing and standing up for.
    In order to change the country into a anti-god country, three things need to happen. 1) Dumbing down of the kids where they cannot think carefully and are confused,, 1) destroy the family as the solid foundation in Christian America, and destroy Biblical Principles that were foundational. This means to destroy Western Civilization and those learned values. This LGBTQ efforts are part of that destruction. We can verify this by researching those who are tracking the disintegration of the communities, legislatures and up.
    Russian defector who served in the KGB in Russia Yuri Bezmenov revealed the 4 steps to subversion. He was interviewed and he wrote the e-book Love Letter to America with a pen-name of Tomas D. Schuman. It can be found on the computer. It is important to trash America, our Constitution, and our values of right and wrong and then in the vacuum left to put anti-god environmentalism (abortion) , pro-evolution, man-centered “utopia” in its place because that is what that worldview teaches and what is in the schools and libraries. Also, removing true history, civics, true science and character development in the process.

  • Julia says:

    The image of a man dangling from ropes in leather performing for toddlers is disgusting. Drag is sexual. I don’t understand how parents can bring their children for this grooming. Perversion and child abuse should not be normalized! Lord help us.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    God bless this group there to protect the children! Just saw a Fox News article about the Missouri AG issuing an emergency regulation and a tip line to report transgender procedures on minors.
    People are waking up! Heavenly Father, please help us to protect your children!

  • micah6v8 says:

    May God Bless each and every one of you. Bravo!

  • Theresa says:

    Thank you so much for this update!

  • Penny Johnson says:

    I parked in the lot & stayed low for about 50 minutes. The DQ supporters were somewhat organized; there was 1person in a safety vest monitoring the parking lot with a walkie talkie. The rest were lined up on the sidewalk of the building. I drove past twice on departure to find no anti-DQ protesters in sight so I left. It’s stupefying how so many comment here but don’t show up.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Penny, so you count staying low in the parking lot as participating? I would say that showing up meant that you were out there with those protesters – is this what you did when you were not staying low? Just curious. I wonder how many Anchorage residents visit the Alaska Watchman website, read these articles and participate? Instead of shaming valley people Penny, maybe you could get a hold of some Anchorage residents and put a bug in their ears to start participating to save their city?

  • Marlin Savage says:

    Begich wanted Anchorage to be “The Portland of the North”. Through Californication, Anchorage has become the worst of Portland, LA, and San Fransicko….

  • Lucinda says:

    Lobo: I’m an atheist. And Friend, Satan doesn’t exist.

    • Faith, Family, Freedom says:

      Lucinda, prove to us that Satan does not exist, or better yet, that God does not exist. The Truth is, you cannot. It takes a lot of “faith” to be an atheist.

      • Lucinda says:

        Yeah, I know; we can’t prove a negative. Next time your snowblower won’t start, will you pray or check for fuel?

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Lucinda, please find a new example because you have wore out the snow blower example. Maybe, you could start using the rototiller example? Spring is right around the corner.

    • Stephen says:

      That’s exactly what Satan wants you to believe. What do you believe in, if anything?

  • Toby Burke says:

    Open Letter to Soldotna Mayor and Council,

    Why are you not taking decisive measures to ensure that public decency standards are enforced and not egregiously violated as they shamefully were during the 2022 Pride in the Park event? Those exercising public authority must acknowledge that the Judeo-Christian ethic is the very foundation of western law and has served western civilization and this nation so very well, cultivating order, goodwill, and prosperity where formerly there was but ceaseless chaos, warfare, and want.

    Between now and the June 2023 Pride in the Park event I hope the local citizenry can impress upon you that they will not tolerate another debacle such as what occurred in 2022. If you do not put a stop to activities and behaviors that offend public decency, be it through ordinance, strict permit stipulations, or other administrative acts, then it is quite reasonable that the same outraged and aggrieved citizenry will.

    The municipality of Soldotna has every right and obligation to maintain and enforce community decency standards – which the Supreme Court of our country has repeatedly affirmed. Ergo, what is permissible in San Francisco, Anchorage, or even Homer is not necessarily permissible in Soldotna.

    Though sexualized performances may be considered a protected form of free speech, it is still speech that can and should be regulated. Just as erotic dancing may be permitted by law, such businesses or events are still commonly prohibited from operating in areas and times where and when families and youth are present, they cannot be held in open air venues but only in closed buildings with restricted access, and under no circumstances can anyone under 18 attend such performances. Several states have recently passed legislation strictly regulating drag queen events in these same ways.

    Drag queen performances are by their very nature sexualized performances. On that point alone they should be prohibited in public parks or any public setting. And the fact that these sexualized performances are most often directed toward our youth is beyond obscene. The blatant and reprehensible goals of these performances are to normalize sexual deviancy and to corrupt our youth.

    Drag queen performances and other sexualized performances must be strictly regulated, if not strictly forbidden, through municipal code so as not to violate public decency standards again. Hopefully, the town fathers of Soldotna will have the good sense to do such in a deliberate and timely way.

    But if town fathers are timid or indifferent and do nothing or little to prevent lewd and offensive behavior at future Soldotna Pride In the Park events, most especially those performances directed at our youth, they should not be surprised if a peaceful assembly of resolute Christian men directly takes it upon themselves to do what the mayor and council failed to do – put a complete stop to obscene behavior in our public places and protect the innocence of our youth.

    So if you continue to choose not to intervene and put a stop to this moral outrage in the heart of our community then I assure you, duty-bound Christian men will.

    I exhort you all to act decisively to maintain and enforce the highest standard of public decency and thereby preserve the public peace.

    Toby Burke

    • Lucinda says:

      Toby. You are why Christians are looked down upon. Your claims are absurd. You are obsessed with sex, other people’s sex. Why do you feel compelled to restrict the freedom of others?

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        This is what I am noticing about those who defend the LGBTQ+++ movement: these beings (not sure if human or alien or demon) take everything personally as a direct attack on them. The promiscous, adultrated, perverse behavior is what is being addressed. The fact that these beings insist that others must know and accept what these beings like doing to themselves and others is being addressed. Our poor children are being sold lies and being tricked into being puppets for the evil agenda to complete itself. We will keep pressing forward to stop the evil agenda of lying to our children and fooling them into thinking that the beings care about them when the beings really do not care about the children.

      • Toby Burke says:

        Respectfully To Lucinda,
        This at its core is about public decency. Just as we would not accept a scantily clad heterosexual Go-Go dancer performing an erotic dance in front of a large group of heterosexual men in a public park, neither should we accept homosexual/transgender erotic dancers performing in front of a homosexual/transgender crowd in a public park. On both counts it is indecent and totally unacceptable in a public setting. If anyone, heterosexual or LGBTQ, wants to engaged in such activities they should reserve those activities strictly to private property were youth are absolutely prohibited. And since when is maintaining and enforcing high standards of public decency absurd? Really, isn’t the one that says anything goes, the absurd one?

  • Stephen says:

    Right On Toby! Well said and I salute you/ Obscenity is Not protected by the First Amendment and the what is obscene is determined by the community and sets the community standard! You re the community and you set the standard. I respect you for what you are doing and pray for your efforts and success in protecting the innocence of children, their bodies and souls/ God Bless!

  • Lucinda says:

    So Friend, I understand other peoples sex interests you and makes you uncomfortable , but why restrict their freedom? What’s it to you? If you don’t like drag shows, don’t go. I don’t attend church cuz I dislike the silliness, but I don’t try to stop anyone from attending.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Lucinda, you understand me incorrectly. Do not think, for a moment, that you ever understand me. You are in the dark and I am in the light. I certainly will continue to push to protect the children. Even if I do not succeed in stopping the darkness trying to swallow our children, in the end my Heavenly Father will stop the evil from swallowing the children. God bless his children.

      • Lucinda says:

        You support Trump which kinda spoils your cred, but OK, I don’t understand you.

      • Lucinda says:

        “ Sometimes the road leads to dark places; Sometimes the darkness is your friend”- Bruce Cockburn