Protesters clash over Drag Queen Story Hour in Southern California

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A drag queen reads to adults and children in this file photo taken in Riverside, Calif., on June 22, 2019. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

TheEpochTimes. Protesters on both sides of a controversial Drag Queen Storytime event clashed outside a Chula Vista, Calif., library on Aug. 29, as local police showed up to keep the peace.

Tempers flared when about six LGBTQ+ activists disrupted a scheduled MassResistance press conference at the Otay Ranch branch of the Chula Vista Public Library. The counter-protesters brandished signs and shouted down about 25 supporters of the MassResistance, calling them bigots and white supremacists for their tough stance against the library program.

As its name suggests, the scheduled Sept. 10 event involves drag queens reading stories to 3- to 8-year-old children at a branch of the Chula Vista Public Library. It’s billed as a reading program for young children to promote literacy, diversity, and acceptance.

Arthur Schaper, a local organizer for MassResistance, said Drag Queen Storytime is less about literacy and diversity and more about indoctrinating impressionable young minds to accept or support a specific lifestyle and ideology.

“We’re here to ensure the Drag Queen story hour is canceled here in Chula Vista,” Schaper said. “We want it to be shut down all over the country. This is a perverse, destructive program pushing lies.”

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