"The Chula Vista Public Library said this is a reflection of our community. I beg to differ."
As Tuesday approaches in Chula Vista for Drag Queen Storytime at the Civic Center Library Branch, one church who opposes the event is alleging that their property was vandalized by Storytime supporters over the weekend.
The markings were covered but remained outside of the South Bay Pentecostal Church on Sunday as went inside for weekly worship services
Executive Pastor Amado Huizar said, "Sure enough, at every corner there were phrases, hateful words, and graffiti on the walls of our church."
Some of the tagging involved symbols and references to Satan. Pastor Huizar is sure his church was the target because of his opposition to Drag Queen Storytime reports ABC 10. Drag Queen Storytime is an event in which kids as young as three are read to by drag queens in order to get them excited about literature and introduce them to diversity and acceptance.
"The Chula Vista Public Library said this is a reflection of our community. I beg to differ," Huizar said.
Huizar criticizes the literacy program for not being age-appropriate and feels it shouldn't be held in a public place that taxpayers fund.
"If the people want to make that happen, do it at a private setting, at a book store or at a home, but not at the Chula Vista Public Library," he said.
The church's security cameras were able to capture the two males parking in the church's parking lot at approximately 3 am on Sunday and heading toward the building.
Cameras then captured getting into the same car about 15 minutes later holding what looks like spray paint cans.
Pastor Huizar filed a hate crime report with the Chula Vista police and requested increased patrolling of the area.
"I'm all about diversity. I am all about inclusiveness," Huizar said. "When you do something like a ‘drag queen story hour,’ you are excluding a segment of the populous who are not in favor of this because of what we experienced today or scared to speak out."
The incident has not quelled Huizar's outspoken opposition to Storytime.
"I'm very sad," Huizar said. "I'm heartbroken, but I am going to continue to speak."
Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas will meet with Huizar on Monday morning according to ABC 10 and he will ask that she cancel the event and move it to a private venue or the South Pay Pride Festival.
For now, Drag Queen Storytime will go on as scheduled at the Chula Vista Public Library Civic Center Branch on Sept. 10.