Grace Avenue United Methodist Church in Frisco, Texas, has announced its plans to host its first pride block party early next month.

Pride Frisco, an “organization serving members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ communities of Frisco and North Texas,” is marketing the free event as a “family-friendly” party to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and provide “education” and “resources” to children and teens.

“The LGBTQ+ community is one of the biggest proponents of the ‘kid-friendly’ and ‘family-friendly’ drag shows and drag bingos across the state,” Texas Family Project President Chris Hopper told Texas Scorecard.  “Let’s be clear: This movement is anti-family and actually preys on weak parents and confused minors in order to push their agenda, which aims to sexualize kids and profit from the chaos.”

The event flier shows food trucks, entertainment, vendors, games, door prizes, local sports teams, LGBTQIA+ resources, music, giveaways, etc. While the church has not gone into detail about the event’s “entertainment,” a recent event at First Christian Church of Katy played host to drag bingo.

Pride Frisco says speakers and guests from PFLAG Dallas will host a panel about what it means to be LGBTQIA+, and staff from the University of Texas at Dallas Gender Center will be present and available to speak with children.

Dallas Resource Center and its youth branch, Youth First Texas, will be also present at the event. The Youth Center hosts frequent gender identity meetings, “queer sex ed” classes, tarot classes, and abortion information sessions—all promoted as child friendly.

FC Dallas and other sports teams are expected to be guests at the event.

Faithbridge Presbyterian Church will be another highlighted guest.

This self-proclaimed family-friendly event is marketed perfectly for children and teens, using brightly colored fliers and featuring food, music, games and prizes, and free tickets. However, Chris Hopper argues the event serves as another window for LGBTQIA+ activists to crawl through and push their ideologies on children.

“Grace Avenue United Methodist, a so-called church in Frisco, is hosting a ‘family-friendly’ event where kids will be sexualized and chaos will abound,” said Hopper. “Know this, there is no such thing as a kid-friendly LGBT+ event. There is no such thing as a kid-friendly drag show.”

“It’s time we stand and let our voices be heard.”

Soli Rice

A fall writing fellow for Texas Scorecard, Soli is a new Texan with a passion for politics. She's excited to hone her writing skills and help spread truth to Texans.

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