Judge Dismisses Christian Lawsuit Against TX Library’s “Drag Queen Story Hour” October 25, 2018

Judge Dismisses Christian Lawsuit Against TX Library’s “Drag Queen Story Hour”

A lawsuit filed against a Houston (Texas) library’s Drag Queen Story Hour has been dismissed by a judge who said in her ruling that there was “no basis” for complaint.

The complaint, just like one filed in Louisiana, was led by attorney Christopher Sevier (who was also a plaintiff in this case).

If that name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s essentially a Christian troll who files all kinds of silly lawsuits in the name of God. In 2013, he sued Apple for making computers that let him access pornography. In 2016, he filed several lawsuits because he wanted to marry his computer — because if two gay men can get married, why not a man and a machine? (CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS!) And then last year, he sued four Democratic members of Congress for having a rainbow flag outside their offices because they apparently established the religion of homosexuality.

In this library case, Sevier said a public library hosting the drag queen event amounted to a government endorsement of the “religion of Secular Humanism.”

[Co-plaintiff Tex Christopher] said the group fears the storytellers are grooming children to be transgender.

“Why would they want to do that? Transgender (people) have the highest suicide rate. Why would we want to groom our children to be transgender?” he said.

They don’t. They can’t. That’s not how it works. Drag queens and transgender people aren’t synonymous. And the suicide rate is high in large part because of all the bigotry they face from Christians.

No wonder Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal needed only four sentences to dismiss the whole case:

On October 19, 2018, Tex Christopher, Tracy Shannon, Calvin Miller, and Mark Sevier sued
[library system head] Rhea Lawson and [Houston Mayor] Sylvester Turner, alleging that Drag Queen Storytime at the Freed-Montrose Library violates the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution… On October 23, 2018, the plaintiffs applied for a temporary restraining order to enjoin the event… There is no basis to support the requested relief. The application is denied.

Well, look at that. It turns out screaming fictional claims of Christian persecution doesn’t make for a strong legal argument.

The plaintiffs suggest they’ll appeal the decision, but when a judge’s dismissal boils down to, “You people are just wasting everyone’s time,” it’s hard to imagine other judges will suddenly take them as seriously as they take themselves. Good. That’s the right reaction to anyone who thinks Christians are the real victims in our society.

(via Religion Clause. Screenshot via YouTube. Portions of this article were published earlier)

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