Called Out

Woman to county board members: ‘I was never sexually assaulted at a drag show — but I was at church, twice!’

The library director for Maury County, Tennessee, recently announced he’s resigning from his position after being pressured by a group of residents who objected to the alleged sexual content in LGBTQ-themed books and a Pride display in a public library.

On Wednesday night, the board approved Zachary Fox’s resignation with regret, saying he “was an inspiration to many families in this community.”

“A majority of this community does not support censorship regardless of what the loudmouths say. Zac knew this, the board knows this. Zac knew what it takes to run a library reaching to the community and prioritizing those who wish to learn and seek knowledge…” meeting attendee Lukas Banks said.

The meeting grew increasingly heated, and video of one woman who took the podium to speak is going viral. The woman, identified as Jessee Graham, defended Fox, saying he shouldn’t have been forced to resign from his job.

“Our town has never seen so much homophobic crap as we have since Miller came along,” Graham said. “These people have been with us this entire time and we have never had a problem with it. They have never done any of the vile and disgusting things that that man and his weird cronies have leaked out of their mouths.”

“I’ve never been sexually assaulted at a drag show, but I have been in church. Twice!” she continued, adding that the church “told me it was my fault.”

She accused the residents of wanting to “completely annihilate a group of human beings who just wanna exist” and that if any of her four kids are “part of this community, they will be lucky because there is not a whole lot of families that would love their child unconditionally.”

“And the fact that they want to take that away from children, that is child abuse, to immediately tell your child that he is wrong for feeling like he doesn’t belong in conversion therapy.”

Watch the video below:


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