April 30, 2019
After closing the book on "Drag Queen Story Hour," there's already talk of bringing Houston's controversial library event back. A month and a half after organizers announced they were taking a break from the program after a child molester was caught reading to kids, the city might actually consider an encore. Good luck persuading parents, MassResistance says. Because if there's anything worse than one sex offender getting access to children -- it's two!
That's right. According to new documents, a second Houston Public Library Drag Queen "was convicted of multiple sexual assaults against young children." The man, who MassResistance identified as William Travis Dees, has a history of sexually abusing four kids (ages 4, 5, 6, and 8) and is listed, LifeSiteNews reports, "as a high-risk sex offender."
"It's becoming clear that the outrages we're exposing are not an anomaly, but more likely the norm -- not only in Houston, but probably around the country," the organization warns. At a press release explaining the program's second criminal offender, MassResistence talked about Dees' jail time and his graphic history (which he describes in his own words in "What I learned as a Trans Dominatrix"). Amazingly, this new development got very little coverage from the local press. And while the Dees' story was picked up by a local Fox affiliate, the group was surprised to see that the segment was later removed from the TV station's website.
If the city's activists were hoping to resurrect the program, one thing's for sure: this certainly doesn't help their cause. Area church leaders had already been meeting with local leaders to fight the use of Houston resources in promoting such inappropriate events. Now we know: they aren't just inappropriate -- but dangerous too! If these absurd story hours are happening at your local library, take a page from the Houston Area Pastors Council and get involved. Help organize protests or contact city officials. Ask the local council to host a listening session with nearby families. No parent should have to worry about their kids being exposed to sex criminals a taxpayer-funded library!
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.