Sherrod Brown Hit for Using Tax $$s on Drag Queen Story Hour

Sherrod Brown Hit for Using Tax $$s on Drag Queen Story Hour

September 28, 2023

A recent political ad from Citizens for Sanity hit at Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown for reportedly putting tax dollars toward the controversial Drag Queen Story Hour for children.

The ad notes that Ohio children were welcome at a Drag Queen Story Hour funded with taxpayer dollars that Brown approved.

“Little children in Ohio came to the auditorium for story time, only the readers were men dressed as women,” the ad says. “It’s all thanks to $750,000 of your tax dollars and made possible by Sen. Sherrod Brown.”

The Democrat senator from Ohio previously “requested a $750,000 earmark for a Buckeye State non-profit group that promoted a ‘drag queen song and story time’ event that was attended by children,” according to Fox News:

The funding request for Harmony Project Productions, Inc. – a group with a mission to “build a more inclusive society by breaking down social barriers, bridging community divides, and empowering the voices of the people through arts, education, and volunteerism” – came as part of Brown’s spending requests for fiscal year 2024 that were submitted to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

Titled the Harmony Center Project, the $750,000 request, according to Brown’s office, would be for the group to “renovate a performance, community, shared-office, and programming space that can not only accommodate the organization’s growth, but local community partners who lack adequate space to serve their constituents and clientele.”

“Brown doesn’t believe parents should decide how their tax dollars are spent,” the ad stated. “It happened because of Sherrod Brown. Tell him to let parents decide.”

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