Florida school board cuts dad’s mic as he begins reading ‘pornography’ allegedly found in library

A Florida father had his microphone cut off at a school board meeting as he confronted them about pornography in the library, only to have the member reveal that he was more concerned about violating Federal Communications Commission rules than presenting harmful material to children, leaving the dad outraged over “groomer and pedophiles and twisted sick people.”

Bruce Friedman is the president of Florida’s No Left Turn in Education and the father of a 15-year-old son. On June 30, he attended the Clay County School District meeting at the high school in Fleming Island, FL, only to run headlong into the dismissive and counterproductive bureaucracy of that board.

The father detailed his experience to Fox News Digital where he had begun to read from one of three books he had prepared an excerpt from only to be immediately shut down. “As soon as I announced that I was going to read from some books that parents, myself and others, found in the public school libraries that are clearly pornographic, [the board] had the mic cut off,” he explained, “which is an admission that such things exist and served my purpose just as well as if I had to read those horrible words.”

(Video: Fox News)

The book in question was “Lucky” by Alice Sebold, a story that details the rape of a college girl, and as footage from the meeting showed, Friedman cautioned those attending and watching online about the content, “I’m going to read things; if there’s children watching, cover their ears.”

A member of the school board interrupted the concerned father and stated, “I’m going to stop you right there, sir. Turn off his microphone, please.”

“Why?” Friedman rightfully demanded to know.

In an astonishing admission of guilt, the board member explained, “The problem is, sir, that these meetings are broadcast, there are people at home that are watching it on YouTube. There are people that are watching it on community television. Are you going to listen?” the man asked as Friedman attempted to say his piece. “Or are you going to run your mouth?”

“There are federal and state laws that prohibit you from saying the things that you’re getting out to say on television,” the board member went on to explain begging the obvious question of how this content could be permitted in a school. “There are state laws in federal communications laws that prohibit you from publishing these things to a child. You don’t have the ability at this point to determine who’s watching the television show. And for you to say, ‘everybody cover your ears’ just doesn’t cut it.”

Friedman, who had prepared a visual aid for his presentation, approached the offending board member and plopped the cardboard poster with the explicit content squarely in front of the man so that he would be forced to confront the materials.

He later told Fox News Digital, “There’s been a lot of denial. The teachers are saying there’s no such thing as porn in our libraries and at the same time they’re creating a policy to quietly make it go away. Well either it’s there or it’s not – by the lawyers stifling me, that’s an admission that it’s there.”

Friedman went on to encourage others to get involved recounting his own experience of coming face-to-face with these problems only after the damage had been done. “In my experience, people don’t get off the couch until it’s on fire. People don’t work to protect their children until they’re harmed,” he said. “In my case, the same applies. I sent my son to New York… public school for kindergarten and first grade – they did considerable harm to my boy. That is why I’m here – I never shook it off. I never stopped fighting…It took five years, in my opinion, to put him back on the right track.”

“He makes me proud, but I am not going to stick him in a school with groomers and pedophiles and twisted sick people that think these… books and many like them are okay to present to a child,” Friedman added. “They are not okay. There’s no literal literary value to any of this. It’s poison.”

He went on to lament the Marxist ideologies perpetuated in the classroom through the promotion of critical theory and gender theory and declared, “I don’t believe that the unions… have children as number one in their mission statement. Their first goal is to maintain the status quo at any cost. And if children suffer, well, life’s unfair.”

“They won’t be happy until we’re all equal; socialism is shared misery,” Friedman concluded. “[But] we’re going to do better. We have a constitution.”

Kevin Haggerty


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