NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Tennessee Pastors Network (TNPN) is claiming a 'victory' for getting a Middle Tennessee library to pull two displays promoting LGBTQ materials to children and families.
This is not the first time the Putnam County Library and Tennessee Pastors Network have been engaged on the topic of the LGBTQ community. In January, both protesters and supporters turned out to the library when it held a 'Drag Queen Story Hour' where Ms. Kitty Lovelle -a drag queen- read to children during an organized event.
At the time, TNPN president Dale Walker told FOX 17 News “We believe God made man and God made woman, and we don't believe in all this gender-dysphoria mess.” Library Director Phil Schaller clarified the library could not discriminate against groups using meeting rooms since the library was a public forum.
Now, with the month of June celebrating Pride Month, Walker petitioned the library to remove two displays and "give equal attention to Christian views and traditional marriage that at least match the LGBTQ agenda during Pride Month," Walker stated in a media release celebrating the "victory."
According to the release, the library director created a new display containing books celebrating families and togetherness.
Despite the "victory," Walker says the library should be a "neutral environment," echoing his previous statements back in January.