An armed MAGA supporter and self described “Trump Christian” tried to disrupt a drag queen reading event at a public library in Houston, Texas, only to thoroughly embarrass himself.
The man, James “Doc” Greene Sr., attempted to enter the Houston Public Library’s Freed-Montrose location, where he had previously been issued a trespassing warning for disrupting last month’s Drag Queen Storytime event, where he also filmed juveniles without permission.
Upon entering the library, employees requested police assistance to deal with Greene, who had a concealed carry permit and was armed. Officers, who had been monitoring a nearby protest against the Drag Queen event, responded quickly, at which point he launched into a lengthy verbal exchange with the responding officers.
“Do you not work for me? I’m a taxpayer,” Greene attempted to ask one of the library employees who handed him a trespassing warning. “I’m a taxpayer, I’m a taxpayer, I pay for this library…why am I trespassing? How am I trespassing? I want you to cite the law, cite the LAW, CITE THE LAW [sic].”
When officers attempted to explain to Greene that he was handed a trespassing warning, he continued with his verbal barrage, “What am I doing wrong? I pay for this property, these people work for me, I’m a taxpayer,” he said. “Does statute override Constitutional foundational law?” The entire incident was uploaded by Greene to YouTube under the apt description “Arrested for being a Christian.”
According to a Houston Police spokesperson, Greene was escorted outside where he continued to protest, saying that, “We have a bunch of homosexuals that are molesting children …They are doing it with your help.” He was then put in handcuffs and placed in a police vehicle, whereupon he started to complain of chest pains and paramedics were called to escort him to hospital. Officers also temporarily confiscated his handgun.
The incident, which was first reported last Saturday, began gaining mainstream attention on Thursday, however, when Drag Queen Regina Blake-DuBois, who was at the library, tweeted about it.
This was me. A man with a gun tried to get where I was, in a room full of children & parents, just trying to have a fun Saturday afternoon.
I will never forget this monster's face. https://t.co/P1Xs425RmH
— Regina Blake-DuBois (@ReginaBDuBois) February 1, 2019
On his Facebook page, Greene maintained that he’d been “arrested for being a white Christian” and elaborated on how the police were “violating his first amendment rights on multiple levels” during a two-hour-long Facebook video. He also runs a conservative radio show and describes himself as a former member of the Texas Nationalist Movement.