Having never gone to a children's storytime book reading I was curious as to why republican Texas Gov. Abbott, would be so offended by them.
The reading on Saturday took place at a local establishment instead of the library as they normally do three times a year. This came after the library staff said they noticed threats of violence posted in comments by out-of-state and local extremists.
Texas Republicans threatening violence forces the cancelation of "story time" a TDoR event at a Denton Library
About 150 people attended according to the facebook event page. I would estimate more that that since so many were children brought by their parents.
It was a simple joyous affair. I felt welcomed and safe as I entered the cafe, a feeling that has become very rare in Texas.
Outside a man holding a megaphone was blasting prerecorded random religious messages. And at the very end of that block far away from the the eyes and ears of the children, 3 people were holding signs accusing the Denton library of promoting pedophilia.A huge thank you to the Denton Police Department. Officers outnumbered the right wing extremists 10 to 1 and allowed the book reading to be what it was meant to be, an event for children.
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