Board cuts off mom reading sexually explicit book from school library because kids might hear: ‘Inappropriate!’

Between the confirmation of the Hunter Biden laptop, on which sexually graphic photos with minors have allegedly been found; the uproar over Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill — disingenuously labeled the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by the Left — which prevents talking to schoolchildren under third grade about gender identity and sexual orientation;  and credible claims that President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, is soft when sentencing those convicted of possessing child pornography, the subject of keeping our nation’s children safe from sexual groomers has taken a front and urgent seat in recent weeks — and for good reason. It would seem examples of child porn are everywhere, including in our local bookstores and children’s libraries.

At a Cherokee County school board meeting, the parent, who was reading from a book available to high school students called Homegoing, was interrupted by a woman identified as offended School Board Member Patsy Jordan.

“Excuse me,” Jordan interjected, “we have children at home. It’s really not appropriate.”

“Don’t you see the irony in that?” asked the incredulous mother. “You’re exactly saying exactly what I’m telling you! You’re giving it to our children! I would never give this to my children!”

Many of those in attendance burst into applause, but the parent was cut off by the District Chairwoman, who said she was “out of order.”

The mother was explaining the lengthy process that removing a book from the school library entails, adding that the wait time just to have a book reviewed stretches to November, and in the interim, the books in question are still available to students.

“All this happened under your watch,” the parent stated to the board. “Maybe if you spent more time reading these books instead of calculating the statistical demographics of those submitting the books, you wouldn’t be grooming our children. You’re saying that we’re embarrassing you? Well, you’re embarrassing us and our kids.”

“It’s not okay!” the mother exclaimed. “You are supposed to be giving them a safe space in school. These books? If I can’t email them to you, if I can’t say them, they shouldn’t be in the school!”

In a statement to Fox News Digital, a spokesperson for the Cherokee County School District said that the mother was stopped from reading the material “because she was reading a high school-level book, and children younger than high school age have access to watch the meeting live stream and access to watch the video when it was posted the next day on the CCSD website.”

Additionally, the spokesperson stated that the outspoken parent has no children attending one of the district’s high schools and she “had been repeatedly advised” that she could file a challenge to have the book removed from the shelves, but she has yet to do so. The book, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, is restricted to high school students in the district, and parents “have the right to restrict their child from checking out books from media centers.”

The outraged mother told PJ Media that parents have been bringing these kinds of explicit books to the board’s attention since November of last year. In January, parents learned the books in question were still available to the schoolchildren, prompting the mother to speak up once again as parents compile and review a list of books they say are inappropriate.

And it turns out that objectionable books like this are increasingly easy to come by, if you’re a child.

In an opinion piece written by Michael More and published on BizPac Review, More states plainly, “Yes, they’re coming for your kids.”

“We may be poised to appoint Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, an accused antisemite who has been taking it easy on child porn criminals for years, to our nation’s highest court, but we cannot forget that child porn is still on our local book stacks and in our children’s libraries,” writes More. “Leftist perverts are fighting the culture war on multiple fronts. Parental vigilance is key to defeating them.”

In the op-ed, and in the graphic Twitter thread that accompanies it, More details a recent trip he made to Barnes & Noble and a book he found amongst a stack of “banned” materials.

Entitled Gender Queer: A Memoir and written by Maia Kobabe, whom More states is a “biological female,” the graphic novel tells the “really graphic” tale of “a trans male (technically female) in a ‘cathartic autobiography’ that serves as a ‘much-needed, useful, and touching guide.'”

“What you are about to see is incredibly graphic (therefore pixelated), incredibly suggestive, and blood-curdling — so much so that we won’t include it here,” warns More. “You can check it out in the below Twitter thread.”

A more severe warning appeared above the thread in BizPac Review and shall, for good measure, be repeated here:


Viewer discretion is STRONGLY advised — Return to post to finish reading.

As More points out, Amazon’s summary of the book should be nothing short of a big red flag to parents who would rather shield their children from sexually-explicit materials: “Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns … charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, [and] bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction.”

“Erotic. Gay. Fanfiction,” More writes. “In a book depicting — heck, marketed to — kids.”

Melissa Fine


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