'TO SCANDALIZE CHILDREN IS A SIN': Protesters gather during drag queen story time event

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An event in which local drag queens read to the children took place at the Fred-Montrose Neighborhood library Saturday afternoon.

Several people gathered outside the Houston Public Library to protest its drag queen storytime event.

An event in which local drag queens were invited took place at the Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library Saturday afternoon.

Protesters at the event believed it was a way to "groom children to be acquainted with these issues."

"This is an abomination. Children should not be sexualized," said protester Cesar Franco.

A participating drag queen described the event as a way of spreading joy and love.

"They don't know hate, they know what they enjoy."

The event also featured a musical number, a photo booth, and various activities for families.

According to organizers, the program is aimed to provide children with positive and unabashedly queer role models.
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