A second TX city says no to drag queens reading to kids

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

children in schoolMore parents are speaking out against drag queens reading to little children, most recently in a second Texas city.

Nicole Hudgens with Texas Values tells OneNewsNow the City of Leander has cancelled a “Drag Queen Story Time” after public outcry.

She suggests the complaints may have poured in after neighboring city Houston unknowingly welcomed convicted sex offenders to its drag queen event in March.  

Hudgens

OneNewsNow reported in a May 31 story that two sex offenders were allowed to participate at the Houston Public Library, and their criminal past was uncovered after the event and only after conservative group MassResistance began digging into their records.

Leander, a city of approximately 50,000, is a suburb of Austin.

According to a story from ABC News affiliate KVUE, Leander cancelled its own drag queen event due to “feedback” from the community.

A statement from Mayor Troy Hill stated in part that a contractor who operates the library chose to “wade into social issues water” without approval from the city, and what came next was “predictable outrage.”

According to Hudgens, a Leander church has stepped forward to rent a library room to host the drag queen event.

The church, Open Cathedral, describes itself as a “progressive” church affiliated with the liberal United Church of Christ.

Hudgens says the purpose of the drag queen story times is to “entice” children and parents should be aware of the risk.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWS BRIEF

FEATURED PODCAST

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What's your take on the NHCLC proposal to 'fund the wall and give us DACA'?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump impeachment goes to Senate
Storm hammering Midwest snow, stopping travel
California measure aims to pay off 80% of most unpaid rent
Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training due to COVID
California: Criminal rings loot billions in jobless funds
Biden reversing Trump ban on transgenders in military
Antifa mob attacks buildings, sets fires in Tacoma

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Reporters mostly pre-selected for Biden at 1st formal presser as POTUS
Sen. Ted Cruz reintroduces constitutional amendment imposing term limits on members of Congress
Impeach trial 'has to happen,' Biden says, but he doesn't think Senate will convict
Levin: Biden’s actions have been about conformity, not uniting the country
Right on schedule, COVID pivots for Biden

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Caution advised re: Trump's 'healthcare quality' EO

doctor writing prescriptionAn executive order this week from President Donald Trump aims to increase transparency on healthcare costs, but some organizations still see problems.