According to eyewitnesses, the group can frequently be found huddled in a corner booth, downing beers and wings as they strategize their protest against the “perverse lifestyle” of drag queens. It is not uncommon to see them with their young children.
One member of the group, who wished to remain anonymous, stated, “We just feel that it’s not appropriate for kids to see men dressed up in women’s clothing. It’s confusing and goes against traditional family values.”
But some are calling out the group’s hypocrisy, pointing out the questionable nature of holding their meetings at a restaurant known for objectifying women. “There’s something ironic about claiming to be concerned about the well-being of children and traditional values, yet dragging them to bars where women serve beer in skintight croptops,” said one concerned member of the community.
“I can’t believe they’re trying to promote traditional family values while holding meetings at a restaurant known for its sexualized atmosphere and objectification of women,” another community member commented.
The group has yet to comment on the controversy surrounding their choice of meeting location but posted the following message on Facebook:
“We can’t stand by and allow our children to be exposed to this kind of depravity. Drag queens may think they’re being playful and fun, but they’re really just promoting a lifestyle that goes against everything we hold dear. That’s why we’re protesting, and that’s why we’re meeting at Hooters – it’s a place that represents heterosexual values.”
It remains to be seen whether their protest will have any traction in the face of such criticism.