Texas Library Hires Pedophile Drag Queen to Read to Children
Houston Public Library hires child sex offender for 'Drag Queen Storytime'
Parents are outraged after discovering that a convicted pedophile was hired to dress in women's clothing and read stories to their children.
Houston Public Library hired the sex offender, who was charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy in 2008, for their "Drag Queen Storytime" program, in which grown men dress up in women's clothing and read stories to young kids.
The liberal program is a growing trend in the US but it has been met with widespread criticism.
The drag queens don't need special qualifications to read to children and they don't go through the same vetting processes as professional educators, yet they have the same access to minors as teachers do.
According to Mass Resistance, a group that has protested the Drag Queen Storytime program, Houston Public Library hired Albert Alfonso Garza, who performs as Tatiana Mala Nina, who is a registered sex offender charged with a vicious child sex assault in 2008.
“We were made aware today that one participant for Drag Queen storytime who read at the September 29, 2018, Drag Queen Storytime has a criminal background that should have prevented him from participating in the program,” the Houston Public Library said in a statement.
“We assure you that this participant will not be involved in any future HPL programs.”
According to RT, the library admitted they had hadn’t run a background check on Garza and issued a statement saying they are very sorry and promising never to do it again, though some protesters want more than an apology.
"If they had done their job and due diligence, if they had said wait...maybe it's not a good idea to have a sex offender who at 200 pounds and 5-foot-11 assaulted an 8-year-old boy!" said Tracy Shannon, a member of Mass Resistance.
"No participant is ever alone with children, and we have not received any complaints about any inappropriate behavior by participants at storytimes," the statement, cited by media, read, assuring parents that the library is taking "appropriate action" to ensure all other participants are "verified."
The library declined to elaborate on whether participants are normally subjected to a criminal background check, or what "verification" entails, but assured parents that "this participant will not be involved in any future HPL programs."
"Appropriate action is being taken to ensure every participant in every program is verified to ensure similar incidents cannot happen in the future," they added.
In January, a gun-toting protester previously banned from the library was arrested after refusing to leave the premises as staff prepared for the monthly Drag Queen Story Hour event.
The program launched in 2017 at the Montrose branch, ostensibly to teach children "to embrace gender diversity in themselves and in others" and has met with considerable resistance from locals, including lawsuits, petitions, and protests.
If there is one place where a parent should be allowed to take the kids without fear of having their innocence shattered it is places funded with their own tax dollars.
We now live in a country where your local library cannot sponsor a reading of the Bible, but a fat guy in a dress is perfectly legal.
And it’s not just happening in Houston.