Rainbow Abuse of Adopted Boys

Sexual crimes beyond comprehension were allegedly committed against two boys by their two adoptive fathers.

As the resident staff “expert” on adoption, being the adoptive father of two now-strapping young men myself, it falls to me to write about one of the more painful and disgusting stories we have perhaps ever covered. The good news, dear reader, is that I’ll avoid the most sordid details and focus on a bigger picture.

Two Georgia men have been arrested and indicted by a grand jury for incest, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, felony sexual exploitation of children, and felony prostitution of a minor. The victims were two elementary-aged brothers adopted by those two men, who for years have been zealous Rainbow Mafia activists. The two men face over nine life sentences, though if they’re guilty and don’t repent, far worse than that awaits them.

A Townhall investigation extensively documents the case in a four-part series. If you are so inclined to read the truly sickening details, start with Part 1. If not — I could only stomach skimming most of it — let’s just say the evidence of horrific crimes including rape and a pedophile ring is extensive. But those details are not really the point of this analysis.

Before I get to that point, I’ll note the abject hypocrisy of at least one of the two men. “Yes a lot of kids are sexually abused, especially in foster care. Some people only foster for the [money], and don’t give a sh*t about the kid(s),” he wrote in a social media post about his boys’ previous temporary placement. “The boys’ foster parents were not bad people, however, they only did it for the money.”

In other posts, he opined, “All kids deserve a loving and safe home,” and, “How many [parents] may be tempted by … prostitution?” He also railed against the idea of Christian adoption agencies preventing same-sex couples from adopting.

Which brings me to the point, or should I say points.

Adoption exists because something broke horribly and a child’s family of origin no longer functions. Perhaps the parents died, or they were incarcerated, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to safely parent. Kids were placed in orphanages or in foster care, sometimes after having been removed by the state from the home.

In this case, Townhall reports, “The brothers, now ages 9 and 11, already came from a broken home where their biological parents were addicted to heroin.” Family members of the accused now think it was part of the men’s plan to prey on such vulnerable boys.

Adoption agencies and social workers exist to prevent exactly this sort of abusive situation. Our own process was several months long, extensive, and expensive. It included a lengthy and probing application, visits to the county sheriff for background checks, interviews with multiple agency workers, references from and interviews with friends and pastors, and a home study.

Unfortunately, if a family of origin can be broken so horribly, so can an adoptive family. Sometimes prospective parents can hide that brokenness prior to the adoption, or investigators may fail to uncover it.

That seems to be exactly what happened in the case at hand. “In 2018,” Townhall reports, the “co-defendants adopted the two brothers through All God’s Children, Inc., a now-defunct private special-needs adoption agency in Watkinsville, [Georgia,] which focused on children in the state who have ‘waited the longest’ to be placed with a family.” What that agency either failed to uncover or, worse, ignored was that one of the men had been accused of raping a child already, though he was never charged.

Certainly, most homosexuals are not pedophiles, but male pedophiles who prey on boys are by definition homosexual. It’s not politically correct to say so, but there is a far higher correlation with pedophilia among homosexuals than heterosexuals. These two men were clearly not only groomers but far worse, and the Left is trying to normalize both groomers and pedophiles.

As for adoption, unless homosexual partners bring children into a relationship from a previous heterosexual one, adoption is a primary vehicle for male same-sex couples to have children. In my view, Christian adoption agencies should not place children with same-sex couples, as such relationships are clearly in violation of Scripture, by which these agencies claim to be guided or at least motivated. Moreover, homosexuals often come from broken or abusive homes themselves, which makes them far higher risk for continuing such patterns.

In an ideal world, adoption wouldn’t be needed at all. In a better one, children would be lovingly placed in a new and safe family who would work to mend terrible brokenness.

Adoption should be about making life better for kids, giving them a loving family, a home, and opportunity for success. Adoption is not about the gratification of adult desires, especially — and I can’t believe I even have to say this — sexual ones. The two boys in this sordid story have now been severely wounded and broken by two families, the second of which did so for grossly self-serving and exploitative reasons.

That is outrageous beyond what can be conveyed with words on a page. My personal hope is a prayer that these boys will find the great healer and storm-stopper Jesus amidst the immense pain.

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Texas MassResistance forces leftist School Board to remove obscene library book. And more on their way out!

School officials try to intimidate parents by putting 1-minute limitations on testimony, plus having students and teachers denounce “book bans”.

See stunning video below! After Texas MassResistance leader confronts Board, book is gone within 48 hours.

January 19, 2023

ALT TEXT Texas MassResistance leader Tracy Shannon points to Superintendent and says: “You should be fired because you approved this. It’s on you.”

One powerful activist can ignite the community and make a difference!

Humble, Texas is a suburb of Houston. The region is very conservative. But as in many “red” states, leftists campaign as conservatives and get elected to the School Board. The current chairman and others recently ran as a “conservative” slate and were endorsed by the local GOP and Tea Party (which sadly, are routinely clueless). Once elected, they proceeded to collude with the “woke” Superintendent to make lives miserable for pro-family parents who speak out.

Starting in August: Dozens of horrific sexual books found in the school libraries

Our Texas MassResistance leader, Tracy Shannon, lives in the Humble school district. Starting last August 2022, Tracy began helping local parents deal with dozens of obscene sexual and other highly inappropriate books that they had found in their school district libraries.

Some of these books are beyond belief in their sexual depravity. But the position of the school officials was that the books were “educational” and the parents were ignorant extremists.

ALT TEXT This is an example of what the School Board, Superintendent, and staff have termed “educational material” that “supports diversity.”

Tracy began by going through the schools’ arduous and bureaucratic “book challenge” process. She filed challenges for 35 books in all – about half during August and the other half in November. Tracy could easily see that the School Board had rigged the process against parents. In fact, between hearings and appeals and other “legalities,” the challenge process for these books could take over two years.

Even though none of the books were removed, a “banned books” hysteria broke out among school officials and leftists in the district.

The School Board cracks down on parents’ dissent

When parents began coming to testify about the books and complain, the Board took several outrageous steps to crack down on their dissent. We’ve seen nothing like this anywhere in the country!

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The Humble district School Board and Superintendent.

Starting in August, the militant School Board chairman imposed an outrageous 1-minute limit on all public testimony (which is enforced by turning off the microphone). The deadline for signing up to testify is noon the day of the meetings, so they know in advance who will be there. This has had the desired effect of keeping most people from bothering to show up. Often the “public testimony” portion of the School Board meetings lasts just over 5 minutes.

In addition, citizens are banned from taking photos or videos – not only during School Board meetings but anywhere on the property where the School Board meets. At one meeting, Tracy was recording herself in the hallway outside the School Board chambers, and the police threatened to arrest her. At another meeting, Tracy called a press conference on the grass outside the building, and the police came and forced her to leave. (Tracy has filed a legal complaint over this, which the school has appealed to the Attorney General!)

Thus, the only recordings that exist of School Board meetings are those that the administration produces itself, which it could edit before posting.

More intimidation of parents

Over the next few months, various school people spoke out at School Board meetings to intimidate parents over the obscene book controversy:

  • At one meeting, the Superintendent spoke (in rather insulting bureaucratese) about how these books are actually about “diversity” and that individual parents should to work with the school if they had concerns about their individual children; but the books were staying! Parents were appalled. Tracy posted this video of Supt. Fagan’s comments, with the vulgar text of books superimposed. (Caution!)
  • A former Humble school district teacher (who brags about being a member of a pro-LGBT church) addressed the meeting, comparing the parents to Nazi book-burners: “You don’t have to be a historian to know that the people banning the books are never the good guys.” See video here.
  • Another former teacher came to thank the School Board for keeping the pornographic books in the library, because they help kids develop “quality reading skills,” and that “banning books is never the right answer.” Instead, she said, “Choice is the answer. Thank you for selecting books from quality selected authors from our students.” She looked right at Tracy while saying this.

Coaching kids to defend porn in their library

In late December, a Deputy Superintendent apparently made the decision to label one of the books that Tracy had challenged as “mature content.” This meant that it would require parental permission to be checked out. A wave of hysteria broke out over that one book being set aside! The “woke” school librarian placed the book on a special “banned books” shelf behind the librarian’s desk – to entice the kids.

One of the “woke” English teachers runs a far-left DEI (diversity-equity-inclusion) high school club called “Diversify Our Narrative.”  The club offers “anti-racist” lesson plans such as “The End of White Innocence” and links to lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation. Four girls from the club were coached to go to the next School Board meeting to stand up for their “intellectual rights” to read pornography.

At a fiery January School Board meeting – Tracy takes over!

On January 10, 2023, the School Board held its first meeting of the new year. The Board seemed ready to continue pushing back against parents.

When the public comments section began, the four high school students were called up to speak. They read from prepared scripts. They told the Board how “shocked” they were to see a shelf for banned books in the library, and how very important it was that no books be banned. They said that these are important books about “diversity” and “helping us understand ourselves” – that these books are especially needed because they help them “deal with their stress.”

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The girls from the “Diversify our Narrative” club pose outside the School Board meeting before going in to testify and intimidate parents. This photo was posted on social media. Note that the Board’s rule against taking photographs in the building doesn’t apply to “approved” people.

Tracy spoke next. In her allotted minute she threw cold water on the girls’ arguments. She looked right at the Board, held up two of the books, and read from one of them, Fun HomeIt was extremely graphic. She described the images of a boy ejaculating, females engaged in oral sex, and a chapter on “kink.”

Anyone hearing Tracy’s testimony would be sickened. But the School Board and Superintendent were totally unaffected. Just the opposite: Directly after the testimony, four of the Board members – including the Chairman, and Superintendent – gushed about how wonderful it was that the students took the time to come and speak. “Thank you for coming and thank you for expressing your concerns,” they said. “It’s always important to have you here and hear your voice … We want the students’ voice at the table.”

Here’s the video clip of what happened [CAUTION: extremely filthy language]:

VIDEO: MassResistance throws cold water on “banned books” arguments at School Board meeting (7 min 13 sec)

The book Tracy read from gets officially “banned”!

Almost immediately after the January 10 meeting, social media began to burn up over Tracy’s testimony and the reaction by the School Board. Tracy sent out a document of quotes and sample pages from Fun Home. [Caution: graphic text and images.] Enormous outrage over that book from the conservative community hit the School Board members and school officials.

The day after the meeting, the school library Internet system mysteriously was shut down. The following day it came back up, but Fun Home was nowhere to be found. The district also erased all the history of who had checked out the book, perhaps to avoid being sued.

On January 13, the district admitted that Fun Home had been removed from the library. The district blamed “Scholastic Publishing,” the vendor, who sent the book as part of a bundle. According to Tracy, the district sent Scholastic a “cease and desist letter.” (This should serve as a warning to parents not to trust Scholastic!)

None of this excuse has any credibility. The school staff is responsible for what it puts on its shelves. They could have just sent the book back. We’ve been assured that the librarians are experts and know how to select books, and that we should not question them. In other words, they knew exactly what kind of a book it was.

Note that Fun Home did not need to go through the formal challenge process! It was an “informal” challenge process: The School Board just didn’t feel like taking more heat.

Tracy and her group are not finished! There are more books that will see community outrage!

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Final thoughts

“Banned books” is a ploy promoted by the American Library Association (ALA) to push pornography, homosexuality. And gender confusion on children. They all but admit this on their website.

It’s not surprising that leftist public officials lie about almost everything. They care much more about approval from their “woke” friends and allies than the welfare of children. The school staffers who bring these books (and defend them) should be fired – and probably sent to jail.

Tracy attempted to donate The Health Hazards of Homosexuality to the school district to offer a more honest discussion of LGBT issues. She was told the district only allows books that are reviewed by certain professional organizations, all of which are affiliated in some way with the ALA. That is called “gatekeeping.” Recall that the ALA also fought to prevent the Child Internet Protection Act requiring libraries to put porn filters on computers used by children in public libraries.

Finally, Tracy reports that her group has already recruited two candidates to run in the Humble district School Board elections this May against incumbents.

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/23a/TX-MR-forces-school-to-remove-book/index.html: Texas MassResistance forces leftist School Board to remove obscene library book. And more on their way out!
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Facebook to allow pictures of naked breasts for trans and non-binary people but not for cis-gender women

Meta’s Oversight Board announced a new policy Wednesday that will allow transgender and non-binary people to display their naked breasts on Facebook and Instagram but will continue to forbid such posts by cis-gender women.

“The Oversight Board finds that removing these posts is not in line with Meta’s Community Standards, values or human rights responsibilities,” the board wrote about posts from a couple that identifies as transgender and non-binary. “These cases also highlight fundamental issues with Meta’s policies.”

They continued, “Meta’s internal guidance to moderators on when to remove content under the Sexual Solicitation policy is far broader than the stated rationale for the policy, or the publicly available guidance. This creates confusion for users and moderators and, as Meta has recognized, leads to content being wrongly removed.”

In this photo illustration a tweet on Twitter with a Facebook status seen displayed on a smartphone screen with a facebook logo background.

In this photo illustration a tweet on Twitter with a Facebook status seen displayed on a smartphone screen with a facebook logo background. ( |  Mykola Tys/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The board lamented that the social media giant’s current policy “is based on a binary view of gender and a distinction between male and female bodies.”

“Such an approach makes it unclear how the rules apply to intersex, non-binary and transgender people, and requires reviewers to make rapid and subjective assessments of sex and gender, which is not practical when moderating content at scale,” they wrote.

People participate in a Resist March that replaced the annual Pride Parade in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. 

People participate in a Resist March that replaced the annual Pride Parade in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 11, 2017.  (REUTERS/Andrew Cullen)

The announcement from Meta’s Oversight board drew scorn from conservatives on social media. 

Kingsley Cortes, a conservative influencer and Trump 2020 campaign alum, tweeted “GET ME OFF THIS PLANET”.

Andrew Wilkow, a SiriusXM Patriot host, sarcastically tweeted “So noble…”

A protester holds the trans flag and snaps in solidarity with other speakers, during a demonstration at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on June 25, 2021.

A protester holds the trans flag and snaps in solidarity with other speakers, during a demonstration at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on June 25, 2021. (Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Back in 2013, Facebook censored clips from a documentary called “Free the Nipple,” which focused on the movement to make female toplessness in public normal. 

Joe Silverstein is a production assistant for Fox News Digital. 

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Parents in Maine oust vicious anti-family leftist from chairing school district’s budget board

Unhinged woman led group that brutally attacked parents who objected to obscene library books in school.

Maine MassResistance is helping communities fight back!

January 9, 2023

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Recent School Board candidate Eric Bleiken addresses the School Budget Advisory Board about the revolting behavior of the person running for re-election as chairman.

Around the country, local politics have become frightening. In town after town, the LGBT movement and their radical allies recruit angry, emotionally immature, dysfunctional people. (This tactic was pioneered by Lenin.) These people viciously and irrationally attack parents, political opponents, candidates for office, and others who stand up to their agenda which includes sexualizing children, LGBT immersion, Critical Race Theory, and Diversity-Equity- Inclusion. But they can be stopped, and MassResistance helps parents counter them.

Maine is a mostly rural state. Yet even the more distant, less-populated school districts are facing an unprecedented onslaught from the militant LGBT movement. In the Bonny Eagle School District based in Buxton (in central Maine), a determined group of pro-family citizens is taking a firm stance against offensive materials in the public schools. And they are working with MassResistance – to take on the activists, sold-out politicians, bureaucrats, and local media pushing their perversions on the community.

It started with horrible books

Back in March 2022, one of the local parents contacted MassResistance for help. The parents had been trying to remove two offensive books from the local school libraries: It’s Perfectly Normal and Gender Queer. They followed the bureaucratic process and submitted challenges to the books. The School Board assembled a “material review committee” – composed entirely of school district staff – to look over the books. Not surprisingly, the committee voted to keep the books, claiming that they are “educational” for children. (We have explained elsewhere that the “book challenge” process is really a diversionary tactic devised by the American Library Association.)

A big part of the problem is that the School Board has hired far-left administrators. For example, the Assistant Superintendent is a “woke” pro-LGBT activist who very aggressively pushes the entire range of radical programs on young children, including gender ideology (which is kept secret from parents). Shrewdly, this person apparently works in collusion with a leftist law firm that “advises” the School Board on these issues.

In August, over two dozen parents appealed the review committee’s book decisions to the School Board which overwhelmingly denied the appeals.

Running for School Board – and a disgusting blitz of attacks

The parents were not stopping. Two of the parents in the group – Eric, a retired Navy officer, and Vickie, a local real estate professional – decided to step up and run for School Board in the June, 2022 elections. What happened next was repugnant.

Kate McDonald was chairman of the School Board’s budget advisory committee. She is also a vicious LGBT activist and leader of a small but vocal group of unhinged leftists in the town. She set up a series of Facebook pages that purportedly were to “support” the current School Board, but were used to attack Eric and Vickie.

The Facebook group announced and relentlessly repeated that Eric had been accused of beating his wife and had an active restraining order against him, and therefore should not be on the School Board. Of course, those are complete lies. Eric was never accused of that, and has never had a restraining order against him.

 According to people in the community, “Sarah Demeter” is a fake name and is actually Kate McDonald. (Note lack of “Sarah’s” photo.)

They also relentlessly posted that Eric and Vickie were racist, fascist, hateful, etc., and even set up petitions around town to denounce them as people unfit to be on any public board.

In addition, Kate McDonald used the leftist tactic of repeating an irrational point over and over. She harangued the community that by trying to protect children from sexually explicit and obscene materials, Eric and Vickie were “targeting children” whose families are “different.” That’s a complete inversion of the truth.

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This is one of McDonald’s posts from her phony “Community Support for Bonny Eagle Schools” page.

In the end, unfortunately, McDonald was successful. With all those lies, even people who shared Eric’s and Vickie’s concerns did not vote for them.

But the leftists didn’t stop there. Months after the election, they became aware that Vickie’s employer is a political coward. So they threatened him for employing her, and he fired Vickie! (Luckily, Vickie now has a new job that is better.)

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The Budget Advisory Committee vote for Chairman – Kate McDonald is defeated

The Bonny Eagle School District Budget Advisory Committee is an appointed group that advises the School Board. It’s comprised of up to 34 members including community members, the school staff, and others. Since it deals with money being spent in the schools, it attracts leftists.

For the last two years, Kate McDonald has been its chairman. On December 15, 2022, there was a vote for chairman and vice-chairman. McDonald was running again.

Being a leftist group, the committee has banned comments at their meetings that are “disparaging” against any person by name. This obnoxious tactic has apparently been declared unconstitutional by Maine courts, but the committee continues to enforce it.

Several MassResistance parents came and sat in the audience. Committee members had also heard from parents in the community about their outrage over MacDonald.

During the public comment section of the meeting (which took place before the vote), Eric and Vickie spoke and described in detail the repulsive things that McDonald and her group had done to them. Then, one of the pro-family committee members spoke about how McDonald’s vile work has poisoned the community, and how such a person should not be running the committee. (None of them mentioned McDonald by name, per the “rules.” Instead, they referenced “a person in this room.” And everyone knew who they were talking about.)

Then Kate McDonald spoke and talked about how she wants to continue doing a good job and not push her political views during the meetings.

When the final vote on the budget committee took place, the members voted 13-10 for someone else to serve as chairman.

Here’s the clip of how it went:

VIDEO: Testimony and vote for Budget Advisory Board chairman (10 min 52 sec)

On top of that, one of McDonald’s supporters nominated her for vice-chair, but she quickly withdrew her name from consideration. She knew that she was not going to win – even with this friendly crowd.

Final thoughts

This was actually considerable psychological victory. The leader of the horrible attacks on parents was publicly embarrassed and humiliated – in her leftist committee – as a result of those actions. The news certainly got around town. Her “friends” undoubtedly know that at some point they’ll be next. (Looking back, we probably should have taken the offensive much earlier.) We have a strong feeling that the leftist venom will be considerably toned down, if not muted.

The goal of these people is to silence dissent of what they are pushing on children by using anger, intimidation, and terror. Normal people don’t act that way. But our side needs to understand that although their army of unhinged, dysfunctional people may strike fear at first, it’s a temporary façade. They depend on our fear and confusion. They are very vulnerable to a well-thought-out counter-offensive by rational people.

We think this will be the first of more wins to come for our Maine MassResistance chapter in Bonny Eagle. We are helping them put into place various aggressive strategies to push back on the LGBT activists and their militant agenda in the town’s schools.

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/23a/Maine-parents-oust-vicious-leftist/index.html

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PARENT HAMMERS WAPO

Stacy Langton, a Virginia mother who went viral after speaking up at a school board meeting, objecting to pornographic books being placed in school libraries, is blasting The Washington Post for branding her as a purveyor of “misinformation” concerning the book “Lawn Boy.”

The Washington Post published a piece on December 22 that bashed parents who spoke out against “Lawn Boy” which graphically depicts oral sex between two ten-year-old boys. The book’s author Jonathan Evison asserts that it was never meant to be placed in school libraries. In fact, he was shocked that the American Library Association gave “Lawn Boy” an award in 2019 as a book that has “special appeal to young adults.”

The author believes that his book was mistakenly recommended to middle schoolers or lower because it was confused with the children’s book “Lawn Boy,” by Gary Paulsen.

Washington Post reporter Hannah Natanson detailed several passages in the book in her piece titled, “A mom wrongly said the book showed pedophilia. School libraries banned it.” While defending the book, her article discusses the boys who “meet in the bushes after a church youth-group gathering, touch each other’s penis, and progress to oral sex.”

The two parents whom the reporter took specific aim at were Brandi Burkman and Stacy Langton. Both spoke up at their local school board meetings against the book and mistakenly claimed that it depicted sex between an adult male and a young boy. The Washington Post contends that the parents brought the book to light and made it political and newsworthy.

Last year, Stacy Langton, a mother of six from Virginia, confronted teachers during a school board meeting over books that are available to students in the school library. Carrying titles like ‘Lawn Boy’ and ‘Gender Queer: A Memoir, the books depicted sex between men and boys,

— Sparta490 🇷🇺🇵🇸🏴‍☠️ᛟᛞᛁᚾ᛫ᛒᛖ᛫ᛈᚱᚨᛁᛊᛖᛞ (@sparta490) September 4, 2022

Fox News Digital interviewed Langton on the issue to get her side of the story. She admitted she was wrong on the pedophilia claim because the description in the book was confusing since it went back and forth in tense between a grown man and a boy’s sexual experiences.

But she also noted that her comments referred not only to “Lawn Boy” but to “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” which was written by Maia Kobabe. In her viral video from a year ago, Langton held up both books when addressing the school board.

“Gender Queer: A Memoir” includes graphic depictions of sex acts between a man and a young boy, resulting in its removal from a number of school bookshelves.

The Washington Post piece notably leaves out any mention of “Gender Queer: A Memoir.”

Liberal Democrats always seem to characterize caring about and protecting kids as hateful. It is so gross. Stacy Langton is a momma bear extraordinaire! https://t.co/ZsvvGYbVQE

— MassResistanceTEXAS – Exposed DQSH SEX OFFENDERS🟧 (@mass_tx) December 21, 2022

According to Fox News, Langton “also took issue with the Post article characterizing parents’ objections to sex acts depicted in a book like ‘Lawn Boy’ as unjustified ‘panic,’ and said that calling parent protests ‘misinformation’ does a disservice to those who stand up to protect kids from sexualization in school libraries.”

“I brought two books to the podium that day: one has sex between two little boys, one has an illustration of sex between a man and a boy, i.e. pedophilia,” Langton recounted. “Splitting hairs over which type of sex we are talking about in an effort to minimize the horror of pedophilia just shows the Post’s left-leaning bias, in the same vein as corporate media referring to pedophiles as ‘minor-attracted persons.’”

Natanson wrote on “Gender Queer: A Memoir” previously in September 2021 in a piece titled, “Fairfax school system pulls two books from libraries after complaints over sexual content.” She described one page as “a sexual fantasy of the author’s — in which an apparently teenage youth is about to engage in fellatio with an older, bearded man — that the book states was based on Plato’s ‘Symposium.’”

She goes on to claim that “Symposium” delves into the subject of love and the notion that “heavenly love” can only occur between a man and a boy.

Twitter thinks Stacy’s tweet is inappropriate. @stacylangton seems not able to be searched to tag now too. pic.twitter.com/L6t2IrwsMT

— James Lindsay, now with extra salt (@ConceptualJames) March 5, 2022

Fairfax County Public Schools ruled that the two books do not contain pedophilia or obscene material and have put them back on library shelves in schools despite parents protesting the move.

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) removed “Gender Queer: A Memoir” in January 2022 from its shelves. Then-superintendent Scott Ziegler stated that the “pictorial depictions” in the book “ran counter” to what is appropriate in school.

“I read every book that is submitted for my review in its entirety. I am not generally in favor of removing books from the library,” Ziegler told the Washington Post in an interview.

The Washington Post was also excoriated for giving a rave review to a “play about pedophiles” that many contend downplays sexual abuse and attempts to normalize pedophilia.

Washington Post chief drama critic Peter Marks wrote a piece titled, “‘Downstate’ is a play about pedophiles. It’s also brilliant” on Nov. 23.

We’ve warned for a decade now that the left will increasingly look to normalize pedophilia and this Washington Post puff piece by @petermarksdrama is no different in its attempt to make people feel sympathy for pedos. Here’s the truth: all child rapists deserve the death penalty. pic.twitter.com/iz8fiajDCX

— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) November 28, 2022

He wrote that “the predators who’ve completed their prison terms are depicted not as monsters but rather as complicated, troubled souls.” He also outrageously claimed that the “most disagreeable character” is one of the pedophilia victims.

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‘Gender-queer’ Priest Aims to ‘Normalize” LGBTQ Youth

by TIERIN-ROSE MANDELBURG

No, this isn’t a joke.

The first “gender-queer” priest in the Church of England is hoping to use her (his?) priesthood title to reach LGBTQ youth. Reverend Bingo Allison (yes, that’s the name we’re working with here) wants to “normalize [transitioning] for children.”

Allison, 36, was born a male but identifies as non-binary and dresses in female attire, including makeup and earrings. He also has a wife and three children and was raised in a Christian conservative household. 

Apparently, while one day reading Genesis 1:27 which states “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them,” Allison discovered a “new truth” about gender identity and its relationship with Biblical principles. 

“I properly felt God was guiding me into this new truth about myself,” Allison told the Liverpool ECHO. “One of the things that has kept with my ministry ever since is that transition and coming out can and should be a spiritual experience, as well as an emotional and social and sometimes physical one. There is something beautiful about growing into who we were created to be and growing into our authentic selves.”

Growing into your “authentic self” includes embracing who you are and who God made you to be…not the opposite, which is what Allison is doing. 

Related: Trans TikToker Dylan Mulvaney Gets Painful Feminizing Face Surgery To Embrace ‘Real Self’

To make matters worse, Allison, who says he’s inspired by LGBTQ youth, visits schools in his clerical collar to assure them that it’s OK to be transgender. Allison said he likes to get involved in the local secular LGBT groups to be a “visual representation” and make a “huge difference in normalizing it for children.”

“When I’m wearing my collar, it lets children know that is okay and that there is a place in church and the outside world for people like me,” he said. 

If this gender-queer individual went anywhere near my children, I’d be pitching a fit. He has no right to use his priesthood collar (which personally I think he shouldn’t have in the first place) as a means to manipulate children into thinking that he and what he has to say is gospel. 

This is wrong on so many levels.

https://www.mrctv.org/blog/gender-queer-priest-aims-normalize-lgbtq-youth?fbclid=IwAR2eqFPwqRf_gDQuFUBNISQLwOsXvvFHbohB1K9yUu_yjtFkH95sL9s6-Wc

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Slippery Slope Is Still Alive and Well

The slippery slope never ends

Joe Biden and his lying allies have an agenda that goes far beyond the redefinition of marriage … and the agenda is simple: use of government to obliterate traditional values and intermediary social institutions that embody them.

In 2006, then-Sen. Joe Biden ranted against the supposed irrelevance of a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage in federal law as one man, one woman.

“We already have a law, the Defense of Marriage Act,” he said. “I’ve voted, and others have said, look, marriage is between a man and a woman and states must respect that. Nobody’s violated that law, there’s been no challenge to that law. Why do we need a constitutional amendment? Marriage is between a man and a woman.”

Sixteen years later, President Joe Biden stood on the lawn of the White House and chortled that he had finally enshrined same-sex marriage into federal law. “Today’s a good day,” he said. “A day America takes a vital step toward equality, toward liberty and justice, not just for some, but for everyone.”

A vital step. Not the final step. Not the culminating step. A vital step.

The language here is important because it is revealing. Biden and his allies have an agenda that goes far beyond the redefinition of marriage. The agenda is simple: use of government to obliterate traditional values and intermediary social institutions that embody them.

Biden made this clear in his speech, in which he lumped together opposition to same-sex marriage with “racism, antisemitism, homophobia, transphobia.”

This is patent nonsense, of course. But it does set the groundwork for the actual transgressive agenda: to liken traditional views about marriage to pure bigotry. And this will necessitate governmental action against those who believe in marriage. After all, we as a society don’t tolerate racism on the basis of religious freedom. If Christian views about marriage are treated similarly, why should churches maintain their tax-exempt status while “discriminating” against same-sex weddings?

Biden went still further. In championing same-sex marriage, he said that Americans “need to challenge the hundreds of callous, cynical laws introduced in the states targeting transgender children, terrifying families and criminalizing doctors who get children the care they need.”

In other words, if you oppose the hormonal sterilization and surgical mutilation of minors as a pseudo-palliative for gender identity disorder, you are evil, and you must be stopped by force of federal law.

The natural outcome of this agenda will be precisely what Democrats pretend now to oppose: anti-religious discrimination, educational cramdowns, threats to traditional parenting. And make no mistake: they are pretending. They have no rationale for drawing lines to hem in their cultural imperialism. When asked by CBS News correspondent Steve Portnoy whether protections for religious practice were “codifying discrimination,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre answered, “Is there more work to do? Absolutely. There’s always more work to do.”

In the early 1990s, Democrats denied that they wanted civil unions. They were lying. In the mid-2000s, Democrats denied that they wanted same-sex marriage. They were lying. Now Democrats say they don’t want religious discrimination or educational indoctrination. They are lying. In the end, what transgressives want is simple: a national state that stands as the god of a new moral system, and atomized individuals without recourse to intermediary institutions of community or civil society.

And if the Republicans who voted for the Orwellian Respect for Marriage Act think that they have bought a respite from the predations of the Left by signing onto an erstwhile compromise, they will soon learn the error of their ways.

https://afn.net/opinion/ben-shapiro/2022/12/15/the-slippery-slope-never-ends/

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DE-TRANS IS REAL

Hard to ignore the effort to pretend de-trans not ‘real thing’

Hard to ignore the effort to pretend de-trans not 'real thing'

The transgender movement has achieved a cult-like status in academia, medicine, politics, and entertainment, where its apologists expect conformity and punish dissent, so the pushback that is happening right now faces an uphill battle.

In an eye-opening story at The Washington Stand, senior editor Dan Hart names and describes the stories of 20 “de-transitioners” who are speaking out about their difficult journeys. In many of those stories, a young person facing depression, bullying, and sexual abuse tried to find help in a new body and a new name with puberty blockers and surgery.

The “de-transition” movement is being ignored by the mainstream media, Hart writes, but it can’t be ignored for long when the rate of de-transition for trans people is averaging 30%.

Peter LeBarbera of Americans for Truth tells AFN the transgender movement is a “rebellion” against God’s design for male and female, which is why it is failing.

“That’s not going to bring lasting happiness to people,” he insists.

Chloe Cole

Cole

AFN reported this week on Chloe Cole, an 18-year-old young lady who blames adults for wooing her to take puberty blockers at age 13. She then underwent a double mastectomy at age 15.

A second AFN story, also published this week, describes how an adult transgender-affirming activist named Jessie Pocock claimed she had never even heard of de-transitioners.

“… I’ve been in this work a long time,” she told a congressional hearing. “I know a lot of trans folks, close friends, family members – and I’ve just never heard of a case of anyone de-transitioning. So, I honestly don’t think it’s a real thing.”

“This is going to be a decades-long project to correct all the lives of not just the transgender movement but the homosexual, bisexual, polyamorous, all the various false identities,” LaBarbera says. “We have to re-educate the public because they’ve been lied to in so many ways.”

https://afn.net/culture/2022/12/16/hard-to-ignore-the-effort-to-pretend-de-trans-not-real-thing/

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Library Board Votes to Remove Obscene Material

After strong MassResistance outrage, Idaho library board revises library policy to exclude and remove obscene books for children and teenagers.

Library director proposes new policy – before resigning!

It’s not perfect, but a big win from a leftist pro-obscenity library board!

December 13, 2022

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The Kootenai County, Idaho, Library Board discusses the new policy just before voting 4-1 to pass it.

It’s amazing what outrage and pressure – and telling the truth – can accomplish, even with hostile leftist public officials. In Kootenai County, Idaho, the Community Library Network has revised its library policy. It will now exclude any obscene books for children and teenagers, and remove the ones currently on the shelves. Such a move was unimagined until now.

For over a year, local MassResistance citizens had been complaining to the Library Board about the explicit and obscene sexual, homosexual, and transgender books in the children’s and teen sections. But the Library Director and three of the five board members either ignored them or were outwardly hostile and intimidating (even to the other two board members who wanted to discuss it). The majority made it clear that they supported the books and considered the critics to be bigots.

MassResistance anger prompts positive action

But at the July 18 Library Board meeting, the parents had had enough. During public comment while a citizen was reading out loud from a particularly repugnant kids’ sex book in the library, a mother from the group stood up, walked over to the Board and the Library Director, and yelled at them:

Yes, this is pornography. Will you just get over yourselves and get rid of these books? You people are disgusting! Disgusting! How dare you have books like that in the library! You need to quit. Because you people are a den of perverts!

You’re so “civilized” that you allow things like this for 12-year-olds to read! You are really beyond belief. If we didn’t have that special clause in the law,* you would all be going to jail for providing this stuff to children.

I’m sick of you. This is disgusting. This little town is full of innocence and you’re ruining it with your smut. You’re just disgusting.

(* She referred to Idaho’s exemption for schools and libraries from the ban on presenting obscene materials to minors. Unfortunately, many states have these exemptions. They all need to be repealed!)

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The mother (standing at left) yells at the Library Director (seated at right).

No one had spoken to them that way before. It clearly had a strong effect.

Director proposes new book policy

On September 13, less than two months later, the Library Director proposed a new “Material Selection Policy” for the library, and submitted a draft. She explained that it was to address the issue of obscene materials for children, stipulate who bears responsibility for what books are selected, outline how books are selected, and determine how citizens can challenge books.

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The Library Director introduces the new “Material Selection Policy” at the Sept. 13 Library Board meeting.

The Library Board definitely seemed resigned to the idea that something had to be done. Over the next two months, board members discussed and debated the details.

Library Director suddenly announces resignation

At the next Library Board meeting, on October 18, the Library Director suddenly announced that she was resigning, effective November 21. As we reported at the time, she gave a vague reason of “unforeseen family circumstances,” and did not mention whether she had another job lined up. It certainly appeared that the pressure and outrage over the books had a lot to do with it. Thus, her last effort was to push through the new policy – which she would not ultimately oversee.

Board passes new policy

On November 4, a few weeks before the Library Director’s last day, the Library Board approved the new “Material Selection Policy.”

The policy features two very good sections:

  • Obscene materials. The policy says that library will no longer hide behind the state’s exemption for libraries regarding obscene materials for minors. Thus, books and other materials for minors that violate Idaho Codes 18-151318-1514, and 18-1515 will be excluded from the juvenile and young adult sections of the library.  And even the adult section
  • After strong MassResistance outrage, Idaho library board revises library policy to exclude and remove obscene books for children and teenagers.
  • Library director proposes new policy – before resigning!
  • It’s not perfect, but a big win from a leftist pro-obscenity library board!
  • December 13, 2022
  • ALT TEXT The Kootenai County, Idaho, Library Board discusses the new policy just before voting 4-1 to pass it.
  • It’s amazing what outrage and pressure – and telling the truth – can accomplish, even with hostile leftist public officials. In Kootenai County, Idaho, the Community Library Network has revised its library policy. It will now exclude any obscene books for children and teenagers, and remove the ones currently on the shelves. Such a move was unimagined until now.
  • For over a year, local MassResistance citizens had been complaining to the Library Board about the explicit and obscene sexual, homosexual, and transgender books in the children’s and teen sections. But the Library Director and three of the five board members either ignored them or were outwardly hostile and intimidating (even to the other two board members who wanted to discuss it). The majority made it clear that they supported the books and considered the critics to be bigots.
  • MassResistance anger prompts positive action
  • But at the July 18 Library Board meeting, the parents had had enough. During public comment while a citizen was reading out loud from a particularly repugnant kids’ sex book in the library, a mother from the group stood up, walked over to the Board and the Library Director, and yelled at them:
  • Yes, this is pornography. Will you just get over yourselves and get rid of these books? You people are disgusting! Disgusting! How dare you have books like that in the library! You need to quit. Because you people are a den of perverts!
  • You’re so “civilized” that you allow things like this for 12-year-olds to read! You are really beyond belief. If we didn’t have that special clause in the law,* you would all be going to jail for providing this stuff to children.
  • I’m sick of you. This is disgusting. This little town is full of innocence and you’re ruining it with your smut. You’re just disgusting.
  • (* She referred to Idaho’s exemption for schools and libraries from the ban on presenting obscene materials to minors. Unfortunately, many states have these exemptions. They all need to be repealed!)
  • ALT TEXT The mother (standing at left) yells at the Library Director (seated at right).
  • No one had spoken to them that way before. It clearly had a strong effect.
  • Director proposes new book policy
  • On September 13, less than two months later, the Library Director proposed a new “Material Selection Policy” for the library, and submitted a draft. She explained that it was to address the issue of obscene materials for children, stipulate who bears responsibility for what books are selected, outline how books are selected, and determine how citizens can challenge books.
  • ALT TEXT The Library Director introduces the new “Material Selection Policy” at the Sept. 13 Library Board meeting.
  • The Library Board definitely seemed resigned to the idea that something had to be done. Over the next two months, board members discussed and debated the details.
  • Library Director suddenly announces resignation
  • At the next Library Board meeting, on October 18, the Library Director suddenly announced that she was resigning, effective November 21. As we reported at the time, she gave a vague reason of “unforeseen family circumstances,” and did not mention whether she had another job lined up. It certainly appeared that the pressure and outrage over the books had a lot to do with it. Thus, her last effort was to push through the new policy – which she would not ultimately oversee.
  • Board passes new policy
  • On November 4, a few weeks before the Library Director’s last day, the Library Board approved the new “Material Selection Policy.”
  • The policy features two very good sections:
  • Obscene materials. The policy says that library will no longer hide behind the state’s exemption for libraries regarding obscene materials for minors. Thus, books and other materials for minors that violate Idaho Codes 18-1513, 18-1514, and 18-1515 will be excluded from the juvenile and young adult sections of the library. And even the adult section will not include “materials that have been declared obscene by a U.S. Court of Law.” This is a big victory.
  • Library Director bears responsibility. The new policy states, “The responsibility for the selection of library materials rests ultimately with the Library Director.” Thus, if these rules aren’t followed properly, the Library Director can be fired for cause! This is a big deal.
  • But since the policy was put together by leftists, it also includes some parts we consider bad:
  • So-called “intellectual freedom.” The policy has a section titled “Intellectual Freedom” where they repeat the usual worn-out left-wing talking points about censorship, a “balanced collection,” the First Amendment, “serving a diverse community,” “freedom of access,” etc. In fact, all this is used as an excuse for the library staff to promote their various radical and obnoxious agendas in the library (particularly regarding homosexuality and transgenderism), and excluding materials with the opposite points of view.
  • It even stipulates that the far-left (and offensively anti-parent) American Library Association’s statements on library rights are “an integral part of this policy.” This implies that books promoting LGBT identities, “gender transition,” or LGBT families to children could remain on the shelves.
  • Book selection process. The policy continues to be vague in this regard, and thus allows the library to use LGBT book listings and similar far-left resources for selecting children’s books. This has long been a big problem with parents.
  • Reconsideration of material. One wonders if they are anticipating that they will not be diligent in following their own policy regarding obscene or similarly offensive material. They’re implementing the well-worn strategy of creating a bureaucratic “reconsideration process” that goes through “a review team of library staff,” and of course is guaranteed to fail. Then the offending item can’t be challenged for another three years.
  • The new policy passed by a vote of 4-1. The one dissenting vote was the conservative board member, who objected to the American Library Association’s statements being a part of the policy.
  • The assistant Library Director has been made the new interim Library Director. Interestingly, she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want the job permanently!
  • Final thoughts
  • Overall, this is definitely a big victory. A group of determined local MassResistance pro-family citizens were able to get an entrenched left-wing Library Board and Library Director to back down and do the right thing – and also cause the Library Director to resign! It shows what principled activism can accomplish.
  • The MassResistance group isn’t finished there. They intend to make sure that all the current obscene children’s books are immediately taken out – as the new policy clearly states, such books “will not knowingly be included in the collection.”
  • But in the larger sense, there’s still major work to do. Traditionally, libraries have provided educational and uplifting materials for children and adults. There didn’t need to be special policies to stop depraved library staff from pushing obscenity, homosexuality, and transgenderism to young children. Libraries didn’t need to publish a statement (as this new policy includes) saying that it’s the “responsibility” of parents to censor what their kids look at while in the library. In general, people need to be fired. In Kootenai County, the new Library Director needs to be a normal person.
  • will not include “materials that have been declared obscene by a U.S. Court of Law.” This is a big victory.
  • Library Director bears responsibility. The new policy states, “The responsibility for the selection of library materials rests ultimately with the Library Director.” Thus, if these rules aren’t followed properly, the Library Director can be fired for cause! This is a big deal.

But since the policy was put together by leftists, it also includes some parts we consider bad:

  • So-called “intellectual freedom.” The policy has a section titled “Intellectual Freedom” where they repeat the usual worn-out left-wing talking points about censorship, a “balanced collection,” the First Amendment, “serving a diverse community,” “freedom of access,” etc. In fact, all this is used as an excuse for the library staff to promote their various radical and obnoxious agendas in the library (particularly regarding homosexuality and transgenderism), and excluding materials with the opposite points of view.

    It even stipulates that the far-left (and offensively anti-parent) American Library Association’s statements on library rights are “an integral part of this policy.” This implies that books promoting LGBT identities, “gender transition,” or LGBT families to children could remain on the shelves.
  • Book selection process. The policy continues to be vague in this regard, and thus allows the library to use LGBT book listings and similar far-left resources for selecting children’s books. This has long been a big problem with parents.
  • Reconsideration of material. One wonders if they are anticipating that they will not be diligent in following their own policy regarding obscene or similarly offensive material. They’re implementing the well-worn strategy of creating a bureaucratic “reconsideration process” that goes through “a review team of library staff,” and of course is guaranteed to fail. Then the offending item can’t be challenged for another three years.

The new policy passed by a vote of 4-1. The one dissenting vote was the conservative board member, who objected to the American Library Association’s statements being a part of the policy.

The assistant Library Director has been made the new interim Library Director. Interestingly, she’s made it clear that she doesn’t want the job permanently!

Final thoughts

Overall, this is definitely a big victory. A group of determined local MassResistance pro-family citizens were able to get an entrenched left-wing Library Board and Library Director to back down and do the right thing – and also cause the Library Director to resign! It shows what principled activism can accomplish.

The MassResistance group isn’t finished there. They intend to make sure that all the current obscene children’s books are immediately taken out – as the new policy clearly states, such books “will not knowingly be included in the collection.”

But in the larger sense, there’s still major work to do. Traditionally, libraries have provided educational and uplifting materials for children and adults. There didn’t need to be special policies to stop depraved library staff from pushing obscenity, homosexuality, and transgenderism to young children. Libraries didn’t need to publish a statement (as this new policy includes) saying that it’s the “responsibility” of parents to censor what their kids look at while in the library. In general, people need to be fired. In Kootenai County, the new Library Director needs to be a normal person.

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/22d/ID-library-revises-policy/index.html

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Wyoming Library Board cuts ties with American Library Association over graphic children’s books

Board didn’t back down to mob of pro-LGBT leftists at meeting. Also modified library’s Mission Statement. And more to come!

A culmination of hard work by Wyoming MassResistance parents.

November 6, 2022

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The Library Board taking action. At left are the four new conservative members. Next (wearing yellow shirt) is the lone leftist member. At right is the Library Director.

In a bold move that will likely be followed by others across America, the Campbell County Library Board in Gillette, Wyoming, voted on Oct. 24 to cut all ties with the American Library Association (ALA) and its Wyoming affiliate. This follows months of pressure on public officials from local Wyoming MassResistance parents over the library’s pornographic and sexually explicit books (see here and here) targeting children and teenagers.

There may be libraries that have exited from the ALA on their own, but this is the first time that a Library Board has ordered it. The Board acted despite a flood of local pro-LGBT leftists who came to the meeting to intimidate them.

The Board also modified the library’s mission statement to specifically make its direction pro-family. And they signaled that there’s more to come.

The toxic American Library Association

The American Library Association and its state affiliates have become a major conduit for library staffs across the country to bring in pornographic books (particularly homosexual and transgender) and to demonize those in local communities who disagree.

The ALA aggressively pushes their lists of LGBT books and “resources” for libraries to use to select books and promote LGBT ideology. They help pressure public officials who want to remove pornographic books from children’s reach, using absurd “intellectual freedom” rhetoric. They train library officials to demonize parents as bigoted “book banners.” The ALA’s new president is a self-proclaimed Marxist who brags about “queering” libraries.

Getting their library out of the ALA was a big goal for the local Wyoming MassResistance parents. Here’s what the Board passed:

The Campbell County Public Library (CCPL) will no longer have any association with, nor be associated with The American Library Association (ALA) its affiliate organizations, subdivisions or subsidiaries thereof. No CCPL public funding will be used for any membership, training, informational services, or events sponsored by the aforementioned groups or any groups associated with them. CCPL policies will be adjusted to reflect the same.

 This Wyoming newspaper actually covered the story correctly – and even published exerpts from the books in question!

Also: A stronger Mission Statement to ward off radicalism

Library staffers often hold up their library’s mission statement, invariably written in mushy leftist language, to defend their radicalized book choices for children. The Library Board added the words “while reflecting community standards” to thwart that going forward. The statement now reads:

Our mission is to provide diverse cultural opportunities while reflecting community standards for reading, learning and entertainment to all citizens of our community. We lead the way to a universe of information with personal service and technology.

The culmination of a long fight

From the beginning it’s been a difficult battle in Gillette, WY.

During the summer of 2021, Wyoming MassResistance parents discovered horrible sex and homosexual books for children in the local library. Unfortunately, at that time the Library Board was made up of liberals who supported the pornographic books. They ignored the parents’ complaints and were rude and condescending to them.

So the parents took their complaints to the Campbell County Commission, which appoints the Library Board. But the County Commission kept avoiding any action on the issue. The MassResistance group persisted, coming to every meeting to complain.

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This woman described to the County Commission one of the books in the public library for young people: “All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages.”

It made the Commissioners increasingly uncomfortable, so in October 2021, the Commission took the extreme and arrogant step of banning all public comments at their meetings.

In early 2022, there was a new Commission Chairman and one of the members resigned. They restored public comments. In June 2022, the Commissioners finally bowed to public pressure and appointed a new conservative-majority Library Board. The ideas of the Wyoming MassResistance parents are now very welcome at Library Board meetings. On the list for Library Board reform were the ALA and the library’s Mission Statement.

After a few months, on Oct. 24, the new Library Board began taking action.

A tumultuous Oct. 24 meeting!

The Oct. 24 vote didn’t come without some drama!

At the meeting, a large group of left-wing agitators in favor of the ALA filled much of the room. It’s believed they were organized by some of the library employees. Just about all of them were current or retired library staff, teachers, and other public employees.

Many of them spoke during the public comments section. Others heckled and jeered during much of the meeting. They were loud, aggressive, and angry. They basically repeated the common ALA talking points. They talked about censorship, diversity, and the “good work” that the ALA allegedly provides for libraries and the public – and that those who disagreed are narrow-minded bigots who “have a problem with gay people.”

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Before the vote, a parent speaks in favor of exiting the ALA, followed by a line of leftists waiting to speak against it.

Even though there were fewer people at the meeting speaking in favor of removing the ALA, they made the larger point very clear: the majority of voters in the county want changes at the library.

And more to come

The new Library Board has scheduled discussion of a rating system for books in the children’s and teen sections, and also a requirement that children under 12 have parent supervision while in the library (due to the problem books).

There are also upcoming items to be brought up regarding book purchases and similar matters. It could be a busy several months coming up!

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Final thoughts

Free speech and anti-ALA library advocates across the country have informed us that this move by the Campbell County Library Board is particularly noteworthy because (as mentioned above) it is the first time that a local government has cut ties with the ALA.

As MassResistance parents across the country have faced libraries promoting Drag Queen Story Hours, sexually explicit content aimed at young people, and general LGBT themes and ideologies, we have stressed to the local library boards and elected officials (including school boards) that an important step is to cut all ties and remove all influences from the ALA.

And as we’ve been saying, persistence with strategic action can overcome enormous obstacles in “culture war” battles!

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/22d/WY-Library-exits-ALA/index.html

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