MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — About 120 people demonstrated outside the Drag Queen Story Hour at the West Regional Library in Mobile.
Rainbow Mobile hosts the event. It is not sponsored by the library itself.
“An event for the kids to promote diversity, inclusion,” said Brian Fuenmayor, the organization’s founding executive director. “The way I see it – they get to see someone different from them”
Those protesting the event said the didn’t like the underlying message of the story hour.
“They’re going to try to say that they’re just trying to teach kids how to read,” said protestor Tommy Williams. “Everybody knows that’s not what this is about. They’re trying to teach children that there’s nothing wrong to have two fathers instead of a mother and father. I mean that’s what it’s all about, and I’m against that.”
There were several more supporters of the event Saturday evening.
“As long as the hate against us keeps growing, we will have to keep doing you,” said Holly Horn, a supporter of the event.”The only way to get rid of us is to love us.
Although arguments heated up during the demonstration, no one was hurt. About 10 police officers were on hand for protection.