Parent hammers WaPo for ‘minimizing pedophilia’ in post defending book that depicts sex acts between minors

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.”

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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.

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.”

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.

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.

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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