“We have no problem with a drag queen story hour being held in a private facility. It can be held at the fraternity house. It can be held at the coffee shop. We draw the line by the fact we have government actors endorsing it.”
(Phillip Boudreaux – News 15)Two Religious Organizations are suing in an attempt to stop Drag Queen Story Time at the Lafayette Library.
The suit was filed in federal court in Lafayette by Warriors for Christ and Special Forces of Liberty.
“By bringing this lawsuit, we are unapologetically and firmly defending the civil rights movement led by pastor Martin Luther King.” said Attorney Christopher Sevier, who is representing the two organizations.
Sevier believes the Drag Queen Story Time violates the First Amendment Establishment Clause by failing the Lemon Test.
According to Sevier, to pass the test it must satisfy all three of these following requirements, 1. Serve a valid secular purpose, 2. No endorsing of a religion and 3. It can’t entangle government with religion.
Sevier says the event violates two of the requirements.