A leftist group called “Mothers Against Greg Abbott” tried—and failed—to cancel an event hosted by conservative organization True Texas Project that taught Lubbock residents how to challenge sexually explicit books so adult content is removed from children’s libraries.

The “Mothers” group also tried to fundraise off TTP’s event by falsely claiming it was backed by Moms for Liberty, the left’s latest arch-nemesis in the fight for family values.

Thursday night’s True Texas Project event featured Tracy Shannon teaching how to “Defeat the Dirty Books.”

Shannon, who blogs at Mad Momma Bear, heads the Texas chapter of MassResistance, a pro-family activist group that works to safeguard children from sexual grooming.

TTP’s event was originally set to be held at Science Spectrum, a museum that hosts educational programs.

On July 10 and 11, MAGAbbott—which also brands itself as Mothers for Democracy—sent emails urging supporters to “show up” at the event to protest.

The leftist group also pleaded for money and suggested the pro-parent organization Moms for Liberty was behind the event.

On the 11th, Science Spectrum “revoked” TTP’s reservation, citing “recent information received and the controversial nature of the meeting.”

TTP then reserved space at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Lubbock, which “promised to stand strong because they don’t want porn in kids’ libraries either,” said TTP CEO Julie McCarty. “However, they canceled us within an hour.”

On July 12, MAGAbbott sent another fundraising email, claiming a “major victory” for getting TTP’s event “kicked out” from two venues.

“And we’re not backing down until this event is flat out canceled!” MAGAbbott exclaimed, before again asking for money.

After Science Spectrum and Homewood Suites caved to the left, TTP secured space at the Rock City Event Center, where the training was held as planned.

McCarty reported that not only did Mothers Against Greg Abbott fail to cancel True Texas Project’s event or show up and protest, their antics appear to have boosted turnout.

McCarty said the extra publicity encouraged more churches to bring congregation members to the event, and the pastor at Rock City invited TTP back for future meetings.

Shannon agreed the event was made “bigger and better” by the left’s efforts to cancel it, and while some “opposition” attended, they “listened and were respectful.”

“We won’t be canceled,” Shannon said.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.