A lawsuit waged by conservative Christians against a Houston public library over its “Drag Queen Story Hour” program was dismissed by a federal judge Wednesday.
“A number of Christians joined the lawsuit against Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rhea Lawson – head of the city’s library system – arguing that the events featuring drag queens reading to children are a promotion of secular religion, and violate the freedom of religion clause in the Constitution,” The Christian Post (CP) reported.
Christian claims silenced by strong LGBT voice
In Houston, LGBT voices are heard loud and clear, while Christian voices appear to get lost in the wind and evidently get little consideration – at least in the court system.
In a very brief one-page, two-sentence order, Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthall tersely discounted the Christians’ claim that drag queens reading alternative lifestyle-themed books to kids promotes secular humanism – which has been recognized as a religion that promotes a leftist worldview on human sexuality.
“There is no basis to support the requested relief,” Rosenthall’s court order reads. “The application is denied.”
The decision did not sit well with many Christian parents concerned about public libraries turning into promotional venues for alternative lifestyles, including 45-year-old Houston businessman Tex Christopher – one of the Christians who sued the library and city’s mayor.
The Houston resident is not letting the court’s rejection of his lawsuit deter his attempts to have justice served and children protected in taxpayer-funded libraries.
“Christopher … said he is taking the judge’s denial in stride and looking forward to making his arguments in court that drag queens and transgender storytellers indoctrinate children to believe in another religion – which he identifies as Secular Humanism,” The Houston Chronicle informed.
In fact, he is specifically targeting the leader of one of America’s most populous cities to end his attack on children’s character that is empowered by Houston’s pro-LGBT policies.
“I’m taking a stand for righteousness,” Christopher insisted, according to the Chronicle. “I’m calling out Mayor Turner.”
He expressed his fear that the slated drag queen storytellers are showing up at libraries to indoctrinate children and groom them to embrace and delve into a destructive transgender lifestyle.
“Why would they want to do that?” Christopher posed to the Houston daily. “Transgender [people] have the highest suicide rate. Why would we want to groom our children to be transgender?”
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SOURCE: One News Now, Michael F. Haverluck