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

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- 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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