California Dems prohibit raunchy and racist material from being banned by schools – Newsom rejoices

California Democrats acted to trample on the rights of parents who sought to keep controversial material out of classrooms and school libraries, passing a bill that prevents school boards from restricting the availability of books that contain graphic and raunchy homosexual content that are inappropriate for children.

The Democrat-controlled legislature approved Assembly Bill 1078 which blocks school boards from “refusing to approve or prohibiting the use of any textbook, instructional material or other curriculum or any book or other resource in a school library” under the cloak of lumping in sexually perverted content with topics related to “marginalized” groups, a category that includes practically everyone with the exception of white, heterosexual Christians.

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The bill easily advanced out of the State Senate by a vote of 30-9 on Thursday and now goes to the desk of Governor Gavin Newsom who hailed its passage.

“California is the true freedom state: a place where families — not political fanatics — have the freedom to decide what’s right for them,” the governor’s office said in a statement that was posted to social media. “All students deserve the freedom to read and learn about the truth, the world, and themselves.”

Democrat Assemblymember Corey Jackson who authored the bill also took to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, to spike the ball.

“California is taking a stand against book banning in California’s schools, ensuring that our students have access to educational materials that accurately represent the rich cultural and racial diversity of our society,” Jackson said.

“It will ensure that California pushes back against the disgusting practice of engaging in culture wars and stepping on the backs of vulnerable populations for political gains,” Jackson said on the Assembly floor, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“Too many times, the decisions on whether to ban books are driven by ideology — are driven by QAnon chatrooms and not by fact,” said Democrat state Senator Dave Min, a supporter of the bill. “It’s under this guise of obscenity or protecting our children, but that is not how we’ve seen it play out.”

Outnumbered California Republicans also weighed in on the passage of Assembly Bill 1078.

“This bill is government blackmail to our locals,” Assemblymember Devon Mathis, a conservative who represents Visalia, is quoted by the LA Times.

“We’re not having the conversation at the core of the issue, which is age appropriate materials,” said Sen. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, who argued that the opposition to certain books has nothing to do with diversity but rather about parents not wanting their kids to be exposed to books that are inappropriate for their age.

Sen. Kelly Seyarto, a Murrieta Republican said that backers of the bill have blown opposition “way out of proportion.”

“Parents should have a right to be able to go up to their school board and voice their concern about the content of the material they’re being taught,” the senator is quoted by the Sacramento Bee and also admonished colleagues to not “demonize the parents who are getting upset about this.”

The bill’s justification was based on the Democrats’ big lie of book banning, a gross distortion of the truth that gaslights low-information news consumers into believing that the smutty material isn’t readily available elsewhere.

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