Wyoming Library Board votes to KEEP pornographic LGBT book for kids, despite presentation by parents of the sickening content.

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/22a/WY-Board-votes-to-KEEP-graphic-kids-books/index.html;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Library director strongly defends book. Says it serves a “perspective of human experience.”

An example of the monstrous people running schools and libraries across the country.

Library Board chairman asks parents about MassResistance!

January 24, 2022
VIDEO: Library Board rejects appeal by parents. (26 min)

Over the last several months, our growing MassResistance chapter of local parents in Gillette, Wyoming has been working to stop their public library’s promotion of pornographic homosexual and transgender books to children. It has been a shockingly difficult battle!

Many of us remember when public libraries (and schools) were safe, educational, and nurturing places for children. But over the last few decades, monstrous arrogant people with no moral compass have been attracted to these institutions. This disturbing report provides a window into how their minds work.

Parents have recently filed 57 formal “challenges” for the removal of 19 particularly horrible books in the children’s and teens’ areas. Every challenge has been rejected by the Library Director and her staff. Two of the books were simply moved to a different shelf within the library.

Citizens can appeal the library’s rejection of a book challenge before the five-member Campbell County Library Board (which meets every month). As with other library boards across the country, they are supposed to represent the community in overseeing the library operations – but instead, they work to protect the library staff’s radicalism from the community.

The Library Board meets to hear (and subvert) appeals by the parents

At the December 20, 2021, Campbell County Library Board meeting, citizens’ appeals of books were on the agenda. Wyoming MassResistance parents came prepared.

Left to right: Library Board members Mandy Steward, Miranda Finn, Dr. Hollie Stewart, Nancy Stovall, and acting Chairman Charlie Anderson.

But the Library Board had also prepared for this meeting. They purposefully made it as intimidating as possible for the parents. We describe below what is in the above video.

Here’s what happened:

Library Director describes their “professional” book acquisition process

[Beginning of video.] Before the parents were called up to make their appeal presentation, the Board Chairman called on the Library Director to describe the process for acquiring library books. This is known as the “collection policy.” 

The Library Director, Terri Lesley, reads her statement describing the "collection policy."

Reading from a prepared text, she described how the library’s “highly trained professionals” followed the library’s formal policy to add books to the collection. This includes consulting reputable book lists and sources, such as “professional journals, awards lists, analytic software, and local community demand.” On the surface, it sounds appropriate and professional.

But looking closer, one can see that these “reputable” sources are actually far-left and radical pro-LGBT groups. The ALA recommends the Stonewall Book Awards, the Rainbow Book List, and Over the Rainbow Book List. In addition, the ALA produces its own LGBT book lists. (See herehere, and here.) The library’s claim of “local community demand” usually means LGBT and other fringe groups. (The ALA actually sees the “Leather Archives and Museum” – BDSM radicals – as a legitimate source for developing collections. Surely, there are some BDSM practitioners in the Gillette area. Should their books be included?)

Thus, using these sources the library can “legitimately” cherry-pick from among the worst possible books for children.

The purpose of describing the “collection policy” was obviously to intimidate the parents and cast them as contradicting the “professionals.” But to the parents, this had the opposite effect. It reinforced to them what a sham the library’s so-called “official process” really is.

Parents present their appeal – of a vile children’s book

[2:12 in video.] Two of the mothers were then called up to present their appeal of a book whose challenge had been rejected. The book is Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard - a gruesome book about a girl “transitioning” her body to “become” a male.

The front and back cover of "Trans Mission - My Quest to a Beard"

They started out by addressing the Library Director’s “collection policy.”

Terri, thank you for the presentation. But if you were using different policies this book wouldn't be allowed here. And I think that's the root of the problem of everything we've challenged ... and many others that promote radical perversion. We want to be proud of you guys. But we're ashamed. You've been very stubborn in refusing to remove the vilest, perverted books.

They went on to describe the book. It's an autobiography of a girl who hates everything about herself. She hates her breasts, hates her face, hates her skin.

She decides she’s “really” a boy: It’s as if someone had put her head onto an alien body. The book gives full instructions on how a girl can “bind” her chest to disguise her breasts. She talks about taking male hormones. She finally finds a doctor to do breast-removal surgery for her.

There is great detail on genital surgery (“bottom surgery”). There’s even a page on how a girl can buy a device so she can stand up to urinate as if she were a boy.

One of the mothers holds up the book while addressing the Board. The other mother holds up a list of some of the horrible subjects discussed in the book.

“I know that some of you think this is all normal. But it isn't,” the mothers told the Board. They also read a fairly long list of terrible medical problems that follow these procedures.

Also in the book, the girl describes her sexual behavior. She engages in all sorts of sex: with lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals, transgenders, etc. (known as “pansexuality”). She describes how to buy sex toys online while underage. She describes her great experience having sex with an older man. She speaks of the YouTube sex videos she has made since she was 14. (Clearly, the author has a lot of mental health issues.)

The book also goes on for pages promoting a radical LGBT agenda and displays hatred of anyone who questions it.

Profanity is infused throughout the book. The "F-word" is used numerous times.

 “Why would we want our children to read about this?” the mothers asked. Not only is this book clearly promoting deviant sex practices, but it would seem that the people who promote such a book likely have sexual dysfunction issues themselves.

The mothers added that it's also concerning that the schools drop children off at the library, and there are many children there without parental supervision who could easily pick up this book.

Board members interrogate the parents

[12:43 in video.] A few of the Board members then asked the mothers some questions. These questions reflected how disconnected from the reality of normal community concerns their thought processes are. But this mother wasn’t the least bit intimidated.

Board Chairman Charlie Anderson (center) fires off questions while Nancy Stovall (left) and Terri Lesley look on.
The mother responds - as other parents in the room look on.

Here is a summary of some of the questions:

Q: Was it your feeling that it glamorized the lifestyle?

A: Not so much glamorizing it, but promoting it through peer pressure. If children already have issues, these books are very dangerous for them.

Q: Are you saying that we move this book into the adult section from the children’s section?

A: Traditionally, people go to adult bookstores to get their sexual perversion. I would prefer that our library is not a porn library.

Q: When I read the book, I felt that it didn’t glorify it at all or promote it. When I read it, I thought it was just a book that explained what this particular person was going through. I didn’t see anything that would be particularly attractive to making that choice.

A: It’s being put in front of children whose brains are not fully developed. And traditionally in our country, we like to educate our children with higher morals and higher intellect than we're seeing right now. There are plenty of good books that they could be reading instead of this which I don't see in the library here. 

Q: I’ve looked, and this book is in several other Wyoming public libraries.

A: All across our nation the public is waking up about this. It's just a matter of time. It's going to be happening across the country. Our library should be at the forefront.

Q: Are you familiar with MassResistance?

A: Yes.

Q: Did you first hear about this book through MassResistance? Do you know that they list books?

A: I haven’t seen a list. I do my own research I've been to the library many times. I've spent hours in the various sections. I found these books myself. I care about children.

Q: Do you think a person is born in the wrong body, or do you think that's made up?

A: My opinion doesn't matter in areas like that. I'm just against sexual content like this being exposed to children. If someone's 18 years old and they want to be a dog, it's a free country. But like most responsible adults, we believe children should have their innocence. Let the parents be in charge. And they don't know.

Library Director delivers statement defending the book

[19:52 in video.] Before taking a vote, the Chairman, Charlie Anderson, leaned over and asked the Library Director to make a statement for the record defending the book. She already had it written, and she read it.

Its banal, bureaucratic tone was so arrogant and insulting that we transcribed the entire statement here.

Here are the major points in her defense of the book:

She completely ignores concepts of morality or any appropriateness for children. She simply says that the library has a “singular obligation” to reflect “differing points of view on controversial or debatable subjects” and “all perspectives of human experience.”

She says that people have the right “not to read or check out any individual book” and “there are 1,200 other books that somebody could check out.” But this book “serves the educational research needs of secondary students.” And even moving the book to an adult section would be “censoring it.”

Parents have a responsibility to monitor what their children are reading, she says, and there’s a process where they can see what their kids check out. [MR comment: Though not what they pick up and read while in the library].

She points out that the book is definitely appropriate for children. She says that “several professional library journals” have recommended this book for children ages 13 and up.

The intent is “to inform and educate about the Transgender experience.” The book is meant to support individuals who may be “considering gender transition.”

She believes that this book is credible because “this author has a significant YouTube following” and because it is written, “as an informational resource about gender dysphoria and the author’s experience in transitioning from female to male.” Thus, this would also be a good guide for parents who have children who have these feelings, she said.

Regarding the profanity, she says “the tone is factual, though slightly informal to appeal better to a teen audience.” She says the book “does not necessarily include sexual encounters.”

This was like something out of a bad futuristic movie – except that it’s happening now.

The Board votes to reject the appeal

[25:18 in video.] Library Board Chairman Charlie Anderson asked if there was any discussion by the Board. But there was none, so they voted. It was a stiff 4-1 vote to reject the appeal. The “yes” vote came from Mandy Steward, the “moderate” (or secret conservative?) on the Board.

Unfortunately, Steward said nothing during the discussion. This is not a borderline kind of issue. This book is not legitimate “information” by any normal standard. It is a catalog of perversion. But we’ll gladly take her vote.

Final thoughts

The late Judith Reisman, who did decades of research on this subject, often observed that the people who work in schools and libraries make this material available to young people because deep down they hate children. From our experience over the years, we would add that it is not an exaggeration or hyperbole to say that parents are dealing with people who have no conscience, no morals, and no souls.

Sadly, too many parents – and conservatives – do not appreciate the scope of what they are up against. Hopefully, this report will help.

Coming next: This was not the only book on the agenda for an appeal at that Library Board meeting. You won’t believe what happened with the second book! We will report on that soon.

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Norway’s Government Welcomes the Taliban to Oslo And flies them in by private jet, at taxpayer expense, of course

"not entirely unlike that of Neville Chamberlain when he went to Munich in 1938, hat in hand, to ask Hitler politely, after his takeovers of Austria and the Sudetenland, to refrain from any further land grabs."



SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/01/norways-government-welcomes-taliban-oslo-bruce-bawer/;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

Bruce Bawer is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

On April 9, 2002, the Oslo newspaper Dagbladet reported that a man named Ingmar Tveitt, who was a friend of a member of the Norwegian Parliament named Jan Simonsen, had been dining in the Parliament cafeteria on the previous day when security guards asked him to remove his jacket. Why? Because Tveitt, a supporter of Israel, had an Israeli flag pin on his lapel. Some Parliament members found this offensive - even though, as Tveitt pointed out, people were always walking around the premises in Palestinian scarves. Yes, it was a minor incident, quickly forgotten by almost everybody. But that little story stuck in my mind, and I’ve had occasion to recall it now and then because it told a big truth about the sympathies of Norwegian officialdom vis-à-vis the Middle East

That was twenty years ago. Since then, as the Islamic presence in Norway has steadily increased, Norwegian anti-Semitism, Israel-hatred, and support for Palestine have grown. In recent years, Norway has given Palestinian government bodies about $100 million annually - over $20 per Norwegian taxpayer. Earlier this month, when Norway took charge of the U.N. Security Council, its ambassador to the UN, Mona Juul, said that the Israel-Palestine conflict deserves “more attention” - as if the five million Palestinians hadn’t been getting far more than their share of attention (and Western largesse) for the last half-century. Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt, for her part, chided Israel as “inhuman” for listing six Palestinian organizations - all of which Norway helps fund, in addition to the money it transfers to government bodies - as terrorist groups. Even though, by any objective definition, they are terrorist groups.

I was reminded of the Tveitt story this weekend after being apprised of the latest development in the saga of Norwegian involvement in Middle Eastern affairs. The story broke last Friday in the country’s biggest newspaper, VG. “The Taliban,” trumpeted the headline, “is coming to Norway to negotiate.” Norway, I read, had grabbed the brass ring: of all Western countries, it would be the first since the fall of Kabul to welcome a delegation of Taliban leaders to its shores. Reportedly, the distinguished visitors would meet not just with their Norwegian counterparts but also with representatives of the U.S., the EU, the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy, as well as with Afghans living outside Afghanistan, with officials of the Church of Norway and the Norwegian Red Cross, and with sundry journalists and human-rights activists. The meetings, which the Norwegian government had hoped to keep secret, began yesterday and will conclude tomorrow. 

In a sense, needless to say, the present conclave is nothing new. Norwegian officials have been meeting secretly with Taliban leaders for years. Since 2010, these encounters have taken place mostly in Doha, Qatar, the principal goal of the Norwegians being to persuade the Taliban to sit down with the Afghan government. Additional meetings were held in Oslo in 2015 and succeeding years, with Norway seeking to broker encounters between Taliban and the U.S. Representatives of the Trump administration did indeed engage with Taliban leaders to discuss the future of Afghanistan. And after President Biden let the Taliban retake Kabul, wiping out in record time all the advances scored by the U.S. military in the last twenty years, American and Norwegian officials met with Taliban leaders in Qatar to discuss “humanitarian aid” and (no joke) the Taliban’s plans for containment of “extremist groups.”

Even so, this Oslo hajj is special. Sometimes it’s necessary to meet enemies on neutral ground; playing host to them and rolling out the red carpet is another matter. Before the fall of Kabul, moreover, the Taliban was a terrorist group on the outs; now it’s back in power, and the Norwegian officials who’ve invited them to Oslo are in a position not entirely unlike that of Neville Chamberlain when he went to Munich in 1938, hat in hand, to ask Hitler politely, after his takeovers of Austria and the Sudetenland, to refrain from any further land grabs. Asked by VG about this week’s meetings with the Taliban, Huitfeldt noted that there’s “a full-scale humanitarian catastrophe” underway in Afghanistan, and contended that if “the international community” wants to help, it has to “have a dialogue with the Taliban.” High up on her wish list are “girls’ education” and “women’s participation in society.” Because of course the way to get savage despots to end 1400 years of draconian oppression of women, every bit of it rooted in inalterable and incontrovertible scripture, is to invite them to Oslo for a long weekend to be hectored by a bunch of blondes.

In reporting the Taliban trip, VG noted that last fall Afghan human-rights activists told then-Prime Minister Erna Solberg that “you can’t trust the Taliban.” You’d think a seasoned politician aware of the Taliban’s track record wouldn’t have to be told this. On Friday, informed of the impending Taliban summit, Mina A. Rafiq, head of an association for Afghans in Norway, fiercely opposed it, accusing Norway, in a text message to VG, of being “the first [country] to legitimize terror…under a false cover of discussing the humanitarian situation.”

But hey: fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly - and Norwegians gotta dialogue with gangsters.

It is curious, to be sure, how impermeable naivete can be. A couple of generations ago, the forerunners of today’s Norwegian officials began permitting mass immigration from the Islamic world. They fully believed that their “new countrymen,” recognizing the merits of Norway’s culture and values, would rapidly assimilate. That assumption was proven devastatingly wrong - demonstrating that nobody in the Norwegian government had the slightest understanding of Islam. The consequences for Norway - as for most of the other countries of Western Europe, which made the same mistakes - have been disastrous.

And yet today’s Norwegian officials are approaching the Taliban with equal gullibility - and with the same eagerness to shovel out taxpayer money that they’ve demonstrated in their decades of massive handouts to Muslim immigrants. “Humanitarian aid is entirely necessary,” maintained Huitfeldt, “but it’s not enough. We need to keep basic services like health and education from collapsing. We have to support the welfare of families and local communities.” As it happens, such services in Norway itself have been slashed in recent years for budgetary reasons. But the leaders of Norway, with a population of six million, consider themselves obligated to help fund such services for Afghanistan, a country of 39 million.

In Denmark, a saner country than Norway, the Liberal Party’s foreign affairs spokesman, Michael Aastrup Jensen, called news of the Taliban visit a “grenade shock,” “a huge PR victory for the Taliban,” and “a mockery of the fallen soldiers” of the NATO alliance, while Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod rejected any direct contact between Denmark and the Taliban. In Norway, Progress Party’s foreign-affairs guy, Christian Tybring-Gjedde, accused the government of “whitewashing” the Taliban; Vebjørn Selbekk of the Christian newspaper Dagen called the invitation to the Taliban “tasteless.” Helge Lurås of the news website Resett noted savvily that what’s really important about this summit, in the minds of Norwegian diplomats, is that it confirms their “image of Norway and themselves as creative peace brokers.” Bingo.  

Anyway, the Taliban’s 15-man delegation, led by Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi and including Anas Haqqani (who is on the U.S. terrorist list and whose brother, Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani, is one of most wanted terrorists on earth), flew to Oslo on Saturday. The Norwegian media covered the flight as closely as the British media covered Chamberlain’s journey to Munich and back. On Saturday afternoon VG posted a photo of the Taliban boys on a luxurious private jet that had been leased from a Finnish company, Jetlife, at the expense of Norwegian taxpayers. Nice work if you can get it! That evening came the news that the gentlemen had landed in Oslo; later, the media reported on their arrival at their hotel, which is being heavily guarded by police. (Finally, some real security on the streets of Oslo.) On Sunday, Aftenposten disclosed that the weekend guests, on the previous evening, had already asserted their right to arrest political opponents.

Closely following these breathless updates, I again thought back twenty years - not to the Tveitt incident, but to the invasion of Afghanistan, the collapse of Taliban rule, and President Bush’s call for a massive national reconstruction project that he compared to the Marshall Plan. Imagine thinking that that primitive dominion, that graveyard of empires, could reasonably be likened to postwar Western Europe! In the months and years after the installation of Hamid Karzai as Afghan president, the money (to quote an Evita lyric) kept pouring in, and the NATO blood kept flowing. So many wounded, so many killed, all in the service of a thoroughly misguided cause, driven by a total failure - or refusal - on the part of political and military officials to grasp the dark and inflexible reality of Islam. And so here we are now, back in a place very much like where were just before the Taliban’s Al-Qaeda chums took down the World Trade Center, treating representatives of what is once again the Emirate of Afghanistan as if they were civilized, and acting as if nothing that happened on or after 9/11 has taught us anything at all about their vile excuse for religion.


Latter-Day Saints issue official pamphlet to help Mormons understand and treat Muslims better

Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared similarities between Muslims and Latter-day Saints at a Brigham Young University conference in Provo, Utah, last October. They also introduced a new brochure outlining similarities and differences between the two faiths.

8 FACTS that the MORMON CHURCH Doesn't Want You to Know !!!

The EASIEST Proof That Mormonism is NOT Christianity


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/01/latter-day-saints-issue;

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational & research purposes:

This is nice, although I do wonder where and how Mormons are mistreating Muslims in the first place. Also: where is the pamphlet published by an Islamic group helping them understand and treat Mormons better? Right: such a pamphlet does not exist, and will not exist. The outreach and dialogue always and in every case only goes in one direction, and yet no one ever seems to notice or care. Muslim Brotherhood theorist Sayyid Qutb explained: “The chasm between Islam and Jahiliyyah [the society of unbelievers] is great, and a bridge is not to be built across it so that the people on the two sides may mix with each other, but only so that the people of Jahiliyyah may come over to Islam.” Dialogue, in other words, is a means of dawah, Islamic proselytizing, not a genuine discussion or exchange.

“Official new pamphlet aims to help Latter-day Saints understand, treat Muslims better,” by Tad Walch, Deseret News, January 20, 2022:

A new 35-page pamphlet called “Muslims and Latter-day Saints: Beliefs, Values, and Lifestyles” appeared online Wednesday on websites and apps of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why it matters: Muslim and Latter-day Saint leaders work together across the world because of their shared values. Latter-day Saint leaders have said they want church members to better understand Muslims, work and live together with them and help root out bias against Islam.

  • The pamphlet’s publication was first announced in October at a BYU conference on Islam. Learning more about Muslim neighbors “will help us be more kind and more accurate in what we say and feel about each other,” Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said at the time.
  • Elder David A. Bednar of the Twelve used the conference to repudiate all disparaging statements made by Latter-day Saints about Muslims, including those that repeated stereotypes. He called stereotypes wrong and offensive: “Such biases cause those who feel that way to overlook the kindness and goodness of the overwhelming majority of all Muslims,” he said.
  • Elder Bednar said the booklet was produced over several years with the help of Muslim imams.

Shared values: The pamphlet outlines common values held by the two faiths. “Both Latter-day Saints and Muslims have sincerely held beliefs like faith in God, prophets, scriptures and holy places,” Elder Bednar said. Common ground includes:

  • Foundational belief in an omniscient and omnipotent God, and adherents express their faith in him through thought, word and action.
  • Prophets provide vital guidance from God.
  • Jesus Christ plays an important, though different, role for both groups.
  • Revelation from God given through messengers as scripture is the foundation for learning God’s will, keeping commitments and participating in faithful worship.
  • Human beings must communicate with God through daily prayer.
  • Fasting promotes spiritual growth and temporal well-being and brings faithful members closer to God.
  • God delights in purity and chastity.
  • Women are valued and are essential in society and in the home.
  • Family is the fundamental unit of society and an essential source of joy….