Texas: Houston Public Library Sued by Anti-Gay Activists Over Drag Queen Story Hour
A crew of anti-gay protesters rallied outside the federal courthouse Friday afternoon, announcing they have sued the Houston Public Library over a city-sponsored Drag Queen Story Hour which they say violates their freedom of religion.
Opponents of the story hour have also turned out to protest the library events, which began last summer in Montrose, the city’s historic gay enclave. Similar drag queen events have been hosted around the country with the aim of providing role models for children.
The group behind the lawsuit identify themselves as “Christ followers,” taxpayers and card-carrying library patrons. One of those bringing the lawsuit is Tex Christopher, who says he homeschooled his children using library books.
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See Also: Safety and Security Concerns Cause Lafayette Parish Library to Postpone First Drag Time Story Time (October 5, 2018)
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