‘Equitable Weeding’ in School Libraries and Replacing History With Perversion

'Equitable Weeding' in School Libraries and Replacing History With Perversion
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It’s easy to get weary with the liberal left. They clearly have an agenda and their prey is obviously our children. The left can’t win an argument on merit, they don’t follow science, they hate tradition, and they live in an altered state of reality. They have abandoned life as we know it, and are choosing instead to poison societal structure and morals, all for the sake of power.

Libraries, both public and those found in schools, have been a global source of education for centuries. School libraries in particular are sacred because all of the searchers of knowledge in those are either children or young adults. The books found in those libraries must evoke interest and provide knowledge. Ideally, the information should be geared to match the study criteria of the student and any interests that they may have, such as sports, hobbies, history, etc. Very importantly, the information must always be age-appropriate.

The saying “let kids be kids” isn’t just some old knock-about cliché. It is steeped in reality. Every one of us goes through a childhood phase, adolescence, and then adulthood. Each one of those phases is unique and necessary, which is in direct contradiction to what the left is trying to do. Young minds, when properly guided, are inquisitive and full of promise. They’re playful, gregarious, and at times perhaps a little cantankerous. They are also inevitably naïve, innocent, impressionable, and vulnerable — traits that just come with the territory of being young.

It’s those latter traits that the left seizes on. Instead of nurturing these young blossoming minds and feeding them knowledge that will enable them to live healthy, happy, and productive lives, they burden them with concerns that are overwhelming for a child. In far too many cases, teachers have become activists. Instead of educating, they are preaching the gospel of the left. A gospel that is not based in any type of reality. A gospel that the left is using to turn children into tools of anarchy.

These activists are a despicable breed. Self-righteous to the core, they smugly spew out their agenda daily to these young, impressionable minds. Can you imagine being a child and instead of just dealing with normal childhood issues, you are burdened with the thought that you may not be what you are? It’s a dilemma that no child should have to consider. It’s the fabrication of a cruel and wicked part of society that is not looking out for the child’s welfare; they simply want another notch in their woke belts.

What better way to reinforce the agenda you’re preaching than to back it up with the written word? So these radicals are infiltrating school libraries with smut containing very explicit sexual acts, sexual deviance, and transgenderism. As they force these handbooks of perversion into libraries and children’s lives, parents and those with a moral compass push back and protest. Which of course results in the left screaming that books are being banned. These claims are obviously invalid, but they are still exploited by a complicit media.

The result is a battle that leaves bewildered children in the middle. All they want to do is go to school, learn, and enjoy their classmates. Instead, the left uses them as chess pieces, hoping to eliminate their parents from all decisions concerning their sex and gender, thus creating a mentally imbalanced social warrior.

In one of the most egregious acts of deliberate grooming, the Peel District School Board in Ontario has removed all books that were not published within the last 15 years. So, all books published before 2008 have been removed. The board also removed any books that they deemed to have “racist content,” stereotypes, or didn’t affirm students identities [sic].” Even books such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games were removed.

The district refers to this mind-numbing purge of history as “equitable weeding.” A group of fascists that sit on the board gets to decide what is offensive and then remove it. They claim that removing these outdated books will limit “the harm caused by outdated and oppressive resources that remain in circulation.”

In an internal memo, the board directed the staff to “affirm identities,” stating that using “anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and anti-colonial texts is crucial.”

There are several steps involved in this decimation of the past, which includes in many cases not just removing the books but throwing them away. Step number one was referred to as the “equitable curation cycle.” This included removing any damaged, outdated, and uncirculated books. The group then moved on to step two, which allowed the board to conduct what in their minds was an “anti-racist and inclusive audit.” The misguided attempt here was to ensure that books didn’t “perpetuate or reinforce racist content, stereotypes or promote deficit-thinking.”

Step three encompassed what the board determined would “intentionally affirm students” identities, such as “Black, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, Muslim, Latinx, Jewish, and South Asian identities.”

In defense of the book culling, PDSB released the following statement: “Books published prior to 2008 that are damaged, inaccurate, or do not have strong circulation data (are not being checked out by students) are removed.”

The statement went on to say that if damaged books have strong circulation, they may be replaced regardless of the publication date, and older titles can stay in the collection if they are “accurate, serve the curriculum, align with board initiatives and are responsive to student interest and engagement.”

“The Peel District School Board works to ensure that the books available in our school libraries are culturally responsive, relevant, inclusive, and reflective of the diversity of our school communities and the broader society,”

Following widespread media attention, Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce wrote a letter to the school board instructing them to immediately cease the practice.

“Ontario is committed to ensuring that the addition of new books better reflects the rich diversity of our communities. It is offensive, illogical and counterintuitive to remove books from years past that educate students on Canada’s history, antisemitism, or celebrated literary classics.”

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In a memo received and reviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), the entire book purge apparently originated from something called Directive 18 from the Minister of Education. The directive was based upon a Ministry review in 2020 that documented widespread cases of systematic discrimination within PDSB.

Directive 18 instructs the board to complete a diversity audit of schools, including libraries.

“The Board shall evaluate books, media, and all other resources currently in use for teaching and learning English, History, and Social Sciences for the purpose of utilizing resources that are inclusive and culturally responsive, relevant and reflective of students, and the Board’s broader school communities.”

The equitable weeding process begins with teachers and librarians focusing on books published before 2008. The librarians then go through each book and consider the acronym MUSTIE as a criteria guideline for which books can stay and which must go.  MUSTIE stands for:

  • Misleading – information may be factually inaccurate or obsolete.
  • Unpleasant – refers to the physical condition of the book, and may require replacement.
  • Superseded – A book has been overtaken by a new edition or a more current resource.
  • Trivial – of no discernible literary or scientific merit; poorly written or presented.
  • Irrelevant – doesn’t meet the needs and interests of the library’s community.
  • Elsewhere – the book or the material in it may be better obtained from other sources.

When the time comes, the books that are weeded are disposed of because they are causing harm, either as a health hazard because of the condition of the book or because “they are not inclusive, culturally responsive, relevant or accurate.”

For those reasons, the documents say the books cannot be donated, as “they are not suitable for any learners.”

 Removing history is fine. Replacing it with perverse smut — that’s okay, too. However, the PDSB wants to make sure that the discarded history doesn’t anger any tree huggers. So, a PDSB spokesperson said the board supports its schools “in the disposal of books in a responsible manner by following Peel Region’s recycling guidelines.” Peel Region allows for the recycling of book paper, as long as hardcovers and any plastics are removed first and put in the garbage.

It’s been reported that in some of the district schools, over half of the books have been removed.

Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, goes the old saying.

Those who attempt to destroy history and replace it with fallacy are eternally damned.

A Porn Star Is Running for the Virginia House of Delegates, and Why Not?

A Porn Star Is Running for the Virginia House of Delegates, and Why Not?
Susanna Gibson is running for a key seat in the Virginia House of Delegates that could determine which party has a majority in that body and can enact its agenda. She has also just been discovered to be an active porn star, performing sex acts with her husband on livestreams. After this news broke, Gibson was defiant, refusing to withdraw from the race. And why should she? She perfectly encapsulates the Democrats’ present-day ethos: statism and libertinism wrapped in the language of moral crusades and individual rights.

Gibson promises that if she is elected, she “will continue to fight for you, your families, and our community.” Hey, great, we’ve never heard a candidate say that before. She ticks all the boxes for today’s left: “Climate change is a very real threat to our national security, public health, economic prosperity, and diverse biosphere,” she informs us solemnly. She wants “common-sense gun laws.” She “will be a strong ally for the LGBTQ+ community in our General Assembly.”

Above all, she will fight for the most important issue of all for Democrats today, the right to sacrifice babies to Moloch: “As a volunteer with Planned Parenthood, I believe strongly — with every fiber of my being — that women must have control over their own bodies.” Oh, boy, does she.

The Washington Post revealed Monday that Gibson has “performed sex acts with her husband for a live online audience and encouraged viewers to pay them with ‘tips’ for specific requests.” She “streamed sex acts on Chaturbate, a platform that says it takes its name from ‘the act of masturbating while chatting online.’” Yet despite the fact that these live streams were all too public, a furious Gibson responded to this revelation by terming it “an illegal invasion of my privacy designed to humiliate me and my family.”

In the tried-and-true Democrat fashion, Gibson claimed victimhood, saying that the disclosure that she has sex for money on video “won’t intimidate me and it won’t silence me.” She charged that “my political opponents and their Republican allies have proven they’re willing to commit a sex crime to attack me and my family because there’s no line they won’t cross to silence women when they speak up.”

Wait a minute. A “sex crime”? Gibson was referring not to her videos, but to the revelation that she had made them. As they were quite public, it’s difficult to see how she has a case, but she is claiming that the revelation that she made the videos constitutes revenge porn, which is against the law in Virginia. With all the indignant self-righteousness he could muster, Gibson’s attorney, Daniel P. Watkins, stated: “We are working closely with state and federal law enforcement.”

Yeah, well, it doesn’t take a lawyer to point out that revenge-porn laws address the unauthorized publication of photos or videos that were meant to remain private. The Post notes that “in this case, Gibson originally live-streamed these sexual acts on a site that was not password-protected. The couple had more than 5,700 followers there.

Many of the videos remained available to the public on other unrestricted sites as of Saturday.” Watkins “pointed to a 2021 Virginia Court of Appeals ruling that found it was unlawful for a man to secretly record his girlfriend during a consensual sexual encounter even if he did not show the video to others.” Yet there was nothing secret about Gibson’s videos.

Corey D. Silverstein, whom the Post identifies as “a prominent adult entertainment industry lawyer,” is more honest when he says, “I think it’s fantastic you have someone running who has an open sex life. It’s actually very refreshing.” Refreshing maybe, but Susanna Gibson certainly epitomizes the ethos of the modern Democrat Party. Why shouldn’t the party that is pushing drag queens and pornography in primary schools want a pornographic performer in the Virginia House of Delegates?

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In Huxley’s “Brave New World,” the luckless inhabitants of the dystopian statist future are kept perpetually stoned with a drug that keeps them passive and happy as they toil away as slaves to the state. Gibson’s drug of choice is pornography, but if that doesn’t do it for you, the Democrats are also offering free needles and all manner of other perks to those who just keep pushing the correct lever and keeping them in power. The Post notes that Gibson’s “two largest donors are the environmental group Clean Virginia Fund ($45,000) and the abortion rights outfit Emily’s List ($20,000).” Of course, they are. Impoverished, barren, and enslaved to the shallow pursuit of pleasure: there’s the perfect leftist voter.

In her own defense, Gibson took a page from Trump’s playbook, charging that “they are trying to silence me because they want to silence you, and I won’t let that happen.” She doesn’t want us silenced until she is elected. Then she wants us to shut up and watch porn while we are disarmed and rendered defenseless as our economy is destroyed and our rights are systematically taken away. It’s the Democrat way. She’s the perfect Democrat candidate.

Member Of Anti-Catholic Drag Queen Group Arrested For Indecent Public Exposure

Member Of Anti-Catholic Drag Queen Group Arrested For Indecent Public Exposure

Members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
12:48 PM – Wednesday, September 13, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/member-of-anti-catholic-drag-queen-group-arrested-for-indecent-public-exposure/;

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According to a sheriff’s office report that the press obtained this week, a prominent member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of primarily gay men who dress in drag and openly mock Catholics, was arrested in California last month for indecent exposure after it was alleged by witnesses that he openly masturbated in public for an hour.

After receiving a report of a man “exposing himself in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle,” authorities detained 53-year-old Clinton Monroe Ellis-Gilmore at a seaside park, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office.

“According to numerous witnesses, Ellis-Gilmore had been at that location for approximately one hour, sitting in his truck with the door open, masturbating,” according to a sheriff’s report on the incident, which took place on August 12th at around 6:41 p.m. “The conduct does not appear to have been directed at anyone in particular.” 

In Loleta, California, at Table Bluff County Park, the arrest was made.

The park is described by Google reviews as “good for kids” and the location of “kid-friendly hikes.”

The press was able to obtain Ellis-Gilmore’s booking photo, which shows that he was shirtless when he was taken into custody.

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ decision to recognize the group during an LGBTQ “Pride” event garnered negative backlash for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

However, the group also gained the backing of many mainstream media outlets who supported the organization against those who said it was a perverse hate group, praising them for their “dedication to community service.”

The men typically dress as traditional nuns and use names that are sexually provocative while mocking Catholicism and Christianity.

A local Humboldt County website, The Lost Coast Populist, broke the news of Ellis-Gilmore’s original arrest. They discovered several of his previous social media posts and established the first connection between Ellis-Gilmore and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Ellis-Gilmore made no attempt to conceal what was happening in the park, according to Randy Fleek, a witness who spoke with the officers who conducted the arrest.

Fleek said that Ellis-Gilmore had parked two spaces away from his trailer, leaving the truck door wide open while putting his right leg up on the dashboard. He was also reportedly wearing no trousers, giving Fleek an open side view of Ellis-Gilmore “playing with himself.”

“Well this is f***ed up,” Fleek said, speaking of what he saw. “It’s obvious. You cannot help but see this guy, he’s not hiding it. He wants everyone to see what he’s doing.”

Throughout the hour, he said that vehicles pulled up to the parking area and left, some of them carrying young girls and boys who were passing by. Fleek said that he felt immense relief when the sheriff’s deputies came.

“There’s something wrong with that man. He’s got a weird f***ing desire to show off to the public, to anybody that wants to look at him,” Fleek said. “He puts himself in a position and in a spot that you can’t help but look at the son of a b****.”

The “popular” park, where many cars pass by to gaze at the ocean, added to the unsettling nature of what he saw.

“People do not pull in to view this sort of perverse behavior, they do so to see the ocean.”

He maintained that Ellis-Gilmore’s purported intentions were obvious.

The suspected public masturbator, Ellis-Gilmore, had long been involved with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in Eureka, California. According to social media posts, Ellis-Gilmore appears to go by numerous identities in the organization, including “Novice Sister Bethe Cockhim” and “Novice Sister Man Romeo.”

Ellis-Gilmore took part in a number of Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence activities, including a book reading at an elementary school where he read to kids while a man in a mock-nun costume and fishnet tights was also seen wearing a blonde wig.

“Yesterday sisters had the most magical time reading story books to the Peninsula elementary school kids in recognition of them Studying LGBT awareness month! Thanks for the honor!” a post from October 31st, 2018 read. 

Additionally, Ellis-Gilmore and the “sisters” have a history of posting sexually explicit statements on social media. Two sister members were shown clutching a fake penis in one of their posts, while Ellis-Gilmore displayed his nipple piercing and a cartoon “gay smurf” drawing with erections and pubic hair.

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SHOCK MOMENT: Marjorie Taylor Greene Puts GRAPHIC Photos of Hunter Biden on Display at Televised Hearing~There was unanimous agreement to charge Hunter Biden with felonies, but not brought

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There was unanimous agreement among the federal prosecutors assigned to the Hunter Biden investigation to recommend felony and misdemeanor tax charges for President Biden’s son that were ultimately not brought — in violation of Justice Department policy, IRS special agent Joseph Ziegler said Thursday. “So, the four assigned prosecutors of the case agreed with recommending felony and misdemeanor tax charges for Hunter Biden. [Delaware US Attorney] David Weiss also agreed with that, and I know that from a meeting that I had with him in late August, early September,” Ziegler told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday. Ziegler, who along with fellow IRS agent Gary Shapley came forward to the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this summer alleging a high-level coverup in the government’s five-year-long investigation into Hunter Biden, further explained that it goes against DOJ policy to not charge an individual with the felony when there is evidence of both a felony and misdemeanor being committed as part of a tax crime. Read more at https://nypost.com/2023/07/20/irs-whi...

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Who Expected This? First Transgender Lawmaker Had Child Porn

Shocker: Nation's First Trans Lawmaker Arrested on Child Porn Charges


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2023/06/23/shocker-nations-first-trans-lawmaker-arrested-on-child-porn-charges-n1705846;

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I know: knock me over with a feather, right? The first man who insists he is a woman to become a state lawmaker, Stacie Marie Laughton, has been arrested on charges of distributing child pornography. As PJM’s Paula Bolyard put it, “Who could have predicted that someone who immerses himself in sexual perversion could do something like this?” The answer is that no one on the Left could have predicted it, because Leftists remain determined to pretend, and demand that we pretend, that the transgender madness isn’t madness at all, and that those who are in the grip of these delusions and fantasies are perfectly normal and well-adjusted.

The Daily Wire reported Friday that a gentleman named Stacie Marie Laughton, formerly known as Barry Charles Laughton, Jr., “is now facing four counts of distributing sexually explicit images of children.” According to a Thursday report in the Nashua, N.H., Patch, Sgt. John Cinelli of the Nashua Police Department said that officers “spoke with reporting parties that indicated Laughton distributed sexually explicit images of children.”

Laughton’s claim to fame is that he was elected, not once but twice, to the New Hampshire state legislature. Apparently, he managed to conceal the unsavory details of his record from New Hampshire voters long enough to get elected the first time. But then he was elected again. It’s unclear why Granite State voters are so fond of this fellow, as his record is full of even more red flags than just the fact that he is a man who has grown his hair long and now, despite his receding hairline, demands to be regarded as a woman.

Back in 2008, according to the Patch, “she was convicted of conspiracy to commit credit card fraud and falsifying physical evidence charges while living in Laconia as a man.” That sentence neatly encapsulates the madness of our age. Patch dutifully refers to Laughton as “she,” and says he was “living in Laconia as a man,” when the reality is exactly the opposite: he is now living as a woman when he is actually a man and was living as one in 2008. And despite the fact that Laughton’s derangement and mental illness are on full display in Patch’s report, Patch feeds his destructive delusions by pretending that he really is a woman.

Laughton was elected to the New Hampshire state legislature in November 2012. By this time, he was apparently claiming to be a woman, as Patch notes that he was “the first transgender elected official in New Hampshire and one of only a handful across the United States at the time.” The Daily Wire says he was “the nation’s first transgender-identifying state lawmaker.” It was only after he was elected that Laughton’s “felony status and jail time came to light. After talking with state Democrats and eyeing the media coverage, Laughton resigned.”

He was down, but he wasn’t out, reports the Patch: “A special election was scheduled a few weeks later, and Laughton signed up to run again. However, officials determined she was ineligible to hold public office, according to state law, because she had not completed her sentence — her sentence included a 10-year good behavior clause and a restitution requirement.” Laughton didn’t quite make it through ten years of good behavior: in 2015, he was “arrested on a felony charge, accused of making a bomb threat against the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.” With admirable self-awareness, Laughton “blamed ‘mental illness’ for the bomb threat incident.”

Yet despite openly acknowledging being mentally ill, Laughton hadn’t given up on his dream of a political career. Patch notes oddly that “after paying restitution on the fraud charge from 2008 and serving the good behavior clause, Laughton was allowed to run for office again in 2019.” Yet the good behavior clause was for ten years, which he could not possibly have fulfilled, given his 2015 bomb threat. Nevertheless, Laughton was elected a New Hampshire state representative in 2020, and a selectman in 2011, 2019, and 2021.

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The popular statesman, however, just couldn’t keep on the right side of the law. He was “arrested in July 2021 on seven counts of penalty for false information, accused of misusing the state’s 911 texting system. According to a report on Patch, she claimed she was being spoofed at the time.” Then, after being re-elected yet again in Nov. 2022, he resigned again, after being arrested again for “stalking a woman in Hudson.” Yet again, Laughton had kept the unsavory details of his life from voters until after he was safely reelected.

So we have serial women’s luggage thief Sam Brinton and now Stacie Laughton and no doubt innumerable others to show us the obvious: those men who genuinely think that they’re women are not of sound mind. Their delusions should not be catered to. They should not be in positions of responsibility. And they most certainly shouldn’t be lauded as heroes and role models.

Four Children Rescued From Drag, Drugs and Sex Party in Squalid Boston Apartment (Oh, Yeah—There Was a Dead Guy There, Too)

Four Children Rescued From Drag, Drugs and Sex Party in Squalid Boston Apartment (Oh, Yeah—There Was a Dead Guy There, Too)


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/athena-thorne/2023/06/22/four-children-rescued-from-drag-drugs-and-sex-party-in-squalid-boston-apartment-oh-yeah-there-was-a-dead-guy-there-too-n1705360;

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After crying out for help, four frightened children were rescued from a back bedroom in a squalid Boston apartment. Authorities had been called to the scene to assist an adult who had gone into cardiac arrest. They walked into an apparent drag party that featured sex toys, drug paraphernalia, and six adults who “appeared to be male.”

Boston 25 News reported:

Emergency crews responded to the apartment shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the police report. Boston Fire and EMS arrived first, followed by police. They found an adult dead. The cause of death remains under investigation.


According to the fire department report that I reviewed, firefighters found six adults “who appeared to be males” in the apartment, with four kids in a back bedroom. One of the men tried to stop first responders from going into the room where they found the children, who are ages 5 to 10. The report said the adults were uncooperative and denied having children inside the apartment.


The relationship between the four children and the adults remains unclear. The fire and police departments both filed reports with the state Department of Children and Families [DCF]. Police officers cited the “conditions of the home.”

NECN interviewed Boston City Councilor Erin Murphy, who told him she spoke with the Boston firefighters who found the children. “There was hoarding, a lot of uncleanliness in the apartment,” Murphy related. “Lots of sex toys and drug paraphernalia all over the place.”

Murphy said it was then that “One of the firefighters heard what they thought was a child’s voice calling for help.” She related that some of the revelers attempted to stop the firefighters from finding the children. “And when he opened the door, he saw four children and what I believe are two adults in the back room, and it was really disturbing to him and they just seemed scared.”

Sam Dillon, president of Boston Firefighters Local 718, told NECN, “I believe that our firefighters did save [the children’s] lives.” In an apparent reference to the deplorable and depraved conditions in the apartment, he added, “Had it not been for the quick response of Boston firefighters, had it not been for their diligence to observe everything that was going on, this would have been a lot worse.”

A DCF spokesperson confirmed that they’d since taken custody of the children, who lived in the Southie (South Boston) public housing apartment.

In a related story, the number of Americans who say same-sex relationships are morally acceptable plummeted by seven percent in the last year. A few years back, when it was just LGB, almost no one cared about consenting adults suiting themselves. But when the TQ+ crowd hitched their wagon to the rainbow and started grooming and indoctrinating toddlers and school children, parents took notice.

Don’t expect the Boston children’s story to get a lot of love from the mainstream media. They don’t want you to know about this sort of thing. Their only purpose is to promote woke narratives and suppress any news that exposes the dark side of their ideology. Here are some other horrifying stories my PJ Media colleagues have dragged up into the sunlight:

These transgender activists communicate with minors online and try to lure them from their families

This gay married couple caught raping and pimping their adopted special needs boys

This 12-year-old girl was raped by an older boy who was allowed in the school girls’ bathroom

There are more, but you get the idea. Any one of these hideous crimes, if committed by someone in a MAGA hat or at a Catholic school, would be front-page prime-time news for days. But because they were committed by the Left’s pet perverts, they get the silent treatment from Big Media.

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PATRIOT NURSE: The Church is DYING; What’s NEXT for the United States

In this video, Patriot Nurse discusses the effect of the Church in retreat in the United States, and what the decay in morality portends for us as a nation, a people, and a land. What will befall us when we turn our back upon our Founding?

Huge Trove of Photos from Hunter Biden’s Laptop Released

Huge Trove of Photos from Hunter Biden’s Laptop Released


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/06/01/huge-trove-of-photos-from-hunter-bidens-laptop-released-n1699633;

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On Thursday, thousands of photographs from Hunter Biden’s laptop were made accessible to the public via a newly launched website.

Garrett Ziegler, a former Trump White House aide and founder of the nonprofit organization Marco Polo, created a website containing nearly 10,000 photos capturing moments from 2008 to 2019.

Why weren’t these photos released sooner, you ask? Well, according to Zeigler, the process took several months to finalize in order to make the photos suitable for public release.

“It’s taken us a couple of months to, one, go through the photos, about 10,000 of them, and redact the genitalia on the photos,” Ziegler told Fox New Digital.

“The number one thing we’re about… is truth and transparency,” he said. “If the American people want to know what their first family is like, they’re going to get it. And we’re not going to be taking out photos that paint the Bidens in a good light.”

Ziegler also mentioned that certain photos containing sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, banking details, and credit card numbers, were appropriately redacted. Moreover, multiple nude photos of Hallie Biden, who is both Hunter Biden’s former lover and the late Beau Biden’s widow, were also redacted.

“Of the many photos found on the laptop, Ziegler provided Fox News Digital with two never-before-seen photos from the laptop. One photo showed Hunter Biden cozied up to his then-lover Zoe Kestan in 2018,” reports Fox News. “The other image – featuring an array of drugs and a condom wrapper sitting on a table – was from a text message conversation Hunter had with Hallie Biden – the widow of Beau Biden and former lover of Hunter Biden – the same year.”

The photos from the laptop have also been screened for “news value,” and images that aren’t of public interest aren’t included on the site.

“There are, for example, screenshots of Candy Crush games where we are fairly confident in saying there’s absolutely no news value to those,” Ziegler explained. “So it’s going to be, I would say, 98% of the photos on the device, around 10,000 in total, although it’ll be slightly less than that.”

“It’s going to be a completely authentic recounting of the photos on the device,” he added. However, he also promised there would be no depiction of genitalia on the website. He emphasized that the photo project, which will present the images in chronological order, encompasses a wide range of moments from the first family’s life and includes a diverse selection of photos.

According to Ziegler, the laptop contains evidence of foreign collusion, money laundering, and sex crimes involving Hunter Biden and multiple women, including Hunter’s underage niece. Ziegler notes that the mainstream media has refused to expose the truth, despite having access to the laptop for almost a year.

You can visit the site at BidenLaptopMedia.com, though at the time of publication, the site appears to be overloaded and is temporarily unavailable. You can also review emails, texts, the Ashley Biden diary, and more by clicking here.

The CEO Behind Target’s Corporate Culture War

CEO Brian Cornell has turned over the chain to criminals and perverts.


SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/the-ceo-behind-targets-corporate-culture-war/;

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Target projects over $1 billion in losses due in large part to shoplifting. And that is its own fault.

Target CEO Brian Cornell responded to the BLM race riots with a memo claiming that, “the murder of George Floyd has unleashed the pent-up pain of years, as have the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.” Much of that pain was directed at robbing Target.

After a massive wave of arson and looting, targeted its own chain stores, Target doubled down on its Racial Equity Action and Change strategy. The Target Foundation was one of the signatories of the Philanthropic Collective to Combat Anti-Blackness & Realize Racial Justice statement attacking the criminal justice system.

Target committed to racial quotas for its workforce and forced diversity and inclusion training on employees. Kiera Fernandez, Target’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion executive, warned that employees had to go along with the DEI agenda “to be a part of this company.”

Meanwhile people were being stabbed and shot at Target locations around the country.

A 9-year-old boy was among those stabbed by a homeless psycho with a butcher knife at a Los Angeles Target and a 17-year-old teen was shot and killed behind another store in the same city. A 19-year-old was shot and killed in a San Francisco Target parking lot.  Earlier this year a gunman opened fire at an Omaha Target and a 23-year-old was shot and killed at a St. Paul Target store.

These are just a few of the crimes that have been committed in the vicinity of Target stores.

“The unfortunate fact is violent incidents are increasing at our stores and across the entire retail industry,” Cornell admitted, which is “putting significant pressure on our financial results.”

Rather than commit to law enforcement, Target chose to run away from it and championed anti-police and pro-crime radicals. This shortchanged shareholders, but was part of its larger commitment to leftist social agendas under the ESG umbrella.

In 2016, Target became the first major department store to allow men, who falsely claim to be women, to use changing rooms meant for women and girls.

Conservatives launched a boycott and Target suffered a 7% drop in sales. But the retail giant doubled down, declaring that, “we stand for equality and equity” and that we “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

Target’s equity policy made it all too easy for a series of incidents in which men photographed, shot videos and otherwise spied on women and girls in dressing rooms and bathrooms. The perpetrators included a man recording underage girls.

Now Target has lost an estimated $10 billion in value after promoting “chest binders”. These dangerous and damaging pieces of equipment are meant to groom girls into identifying as boys. The chest binders were allegedly being sold in sizes as small as XS. The company also offered baby onesies and bibs promoting transgenderism.

Target removed some of the worst items from its shelves, but CEO Cornell apologized to “the LGBTQIA+ community” claiming that he was trying to “alleviate these threats to our team’s physical and psychological safety” while assuring sexual identity activists that he was worried how backing away from grooming kids would “impact you and your wellbeing and psychological safety.”

The most serious of the bomb threats came from an angry transgender activist who claimed to have placed bombs in five Ohio and Pennsylvania Target locations and warned, “we will continue to bomb your targets until you stop cowering and bring back your LGBT merchandise.”

Cornell showed little interest in the “physical and psychological safety” of Target employees when people were being shot and stabbed at its stores. Target stores have been regularly robbed, looted and burned without any sympathy for Target employees. And there’s been no support for female employees and customers forced to cope with men using their facilities.

Target’s decision to put woke politics over its customers and shareholders has been disastrous.

Cornell claimed that Target’s “focus on diversity and inclusion and equity has fueled much of our growth over the last nine years.” In reality, it’s lost the company billions of dollars.

Target has generated repeated boycotts because of its hostility to family values and its support for pro-crime groups has helped unleash a wave of lawless violence and thefts. The chain’s multi-billion dollar commitments to racial discrimination in its supply chain, staffing and philanthropy have fed a larger breakdown in trust and unity inside and outside its business.

The question is whether Target’s shareholders are tired of bleeding cash for DEI and ESG.

Target’s largest shareholders include ESG stalwarts like Vanguard and BlackRock. Unless the corporation feels a great deal of pain, Vanguard and BlackRock will keep on subsidizing Target’s social justice policies the way that they do with so many other major woke corporations. And what Vanguard and BlackRock want matters more than what individual shareholders do.

Last year, Target scrapped its retirement age and announced that Cornell, like Xi, would be staying on even as the stores were struggling, but there will be no change unless it begins at the top.

Cornell had taken the lead in pushing the new woke corporate mantras, and he has doubled down on arguing that “it’s the right thing for society, and it’s the great thing for our brand”.

ESG is based on this false linkage between leftist politics, “the right thing for society”, and sound business practices. State regulations and consumer boycotts are attacking ESG at the level of pure profit and loss. If ESG delivers losses, not profits, it will become unsustainable.

That is why the corporate culture war matters.

Good business and social agendas are incompatible. The Target boycott, like the Bud Light boycott and the battering that Disney has taken in Florida, has the opportunity to hammer that message home. And if that happens, Cornell’s job and much of Target’s wokeness will go with it.

CEO Brian Cornell has turned over Target to criminals and perverts. By putting agendas ahead of profits, he has hurt shareholders, damaged the brand and betrayed his responsibilities.

It’s time for him to go.

NY School Mandatory Sex Ed for Fifth Graders Features Graphic Depictions of Sex Acts

NY School Mandatory Sex Ed for Fifth Graders Features Graphic Depictions of Sex Acts


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2023/05/17/ny-school-mandatory-sex-ed-for-fifth-graders-features-graphic-depictions-of-sex-acts-n1696067;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

How young is too young? A progressive school on Long Island, N.Y., thinks that fifth graders are old enough to be exposed to graphic depictions of vaginal and anal sex as well as masturbation and homosexuality. The Waldorf School of Garden City is using the “Our Whole Lives” sex ed curriculum that uses the book It’s Perfectly Normal as a “supplementary resource,” which is progressive teacher-speak for making controversial books available for inquisitive pre-teens to read.

Can 10 and 11-year-olds grasp all the complexities of sex without being propagandized or corrupted?

“My concern is that when ideas are brought up in class repeatedly… it has a certain significance for the child and it’s now being inserted into the consciousness of the child,” one mother said during the school’s two-hour town hall meeting last month, audio of which was provided to the New York Post.

And the impact on kids? Certainly, they lose some innocence about the world. The better question is, are parents better able to guide a child through this loss of innocence or teachers with an agenda?

“(Her) play has changed, (her) thoughts have changed, it’s changed who (she) was as a person, as a 10-year-old. When our children bring us something, it’s the time to introduce it, but if you’re forcing it… I don’t want my 10-year-old, her play, her thoughts to be different from who she is right now.”

That’s it exactly.

New York Post:

Five parents spoke to The Post about the new sex ed curriculum and asked that they not be identified as they said some parents have been “intimidated” and threatened with being labeled as “against diversity” for speaking up.

One mother got upset when speaking on the phone with The Post, saying she feared retaliation from the school where parents sign contracts every February for their children’s enrollment for the following year.

“This school is the one place where they have always let children be children and they used to try to keep them away from social media and television,” another mother said.

“But now this ideology is becoming the forefront of the school’s focus. I’m all for diversity and inclusion but it takes on a whole new tone when your little kids come home lecturing you about pronouns and asking about oral sex.”

One of the many exercises in the curriculum involves telling kids how wrong they are in thinking certain things are for one gender only. “Teachers distribute ‘Gender Variation Cards’ and kids are encouraged to imagine they woke up one day ‘with a body and gender identity different’ from before.”

“This type of curriculum is intended to divide children from their parents’ values,” Slater told the Post. “It’s about values deconstruction. They’re told at a young age they have a right to sexual pleasure and sexual knowledge and it often turns kids against their parents’ views and values on sex and sexuality. The school administrators don’t worry about backlash because they know they have the backing of the Biden Administration.”

Related: Kirk Cameron Slams ‘Nefarious Progressive’ Public Schools

There appears to be a great effort to hide or conceal what’s going on in this particular school from parents. This begs the question, if what they’re teaching is so good for the children, why not be open about it and proud of it?

The school may be proud of what they’re doing but they’re terrified of letting parents know. Somewhere along the way, schools decided their superior education and experience gives them the right to decide how to teach kids subjects for which parents should, at the very least, have major input into developing curriculum.

Globalists Finally Say It Out Loud: Sex With Minors Is OK — and the UN Is Onboard

Globalists Finally Say It Out Loud: Sex With Minors Is OK — and the UN Is Onboard


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2023/04/18/globalists-finally-say-it-out-loud-sex-with-minors-is-ok-and-the-un-is-onboard-n1688097;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

International legal “experts” — backed by the United Nations — have released a report stating sex with minors is perfectly acceptable.

“Sexual conduct involving persons below the domestically prescribed minimum age of consent to sex may be consensual in fact, if not in law,” according to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). You can read that part for yourself on page 12.

FACT-O-RAMA!  The pedo-loving report is called “The 8 March Principles for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Criminal Law Proscribing Conduct Associated with Sex, Reproduction, Drug Use, HIV, Homelessness and Poverty.”

The shocking legal “recommendations” were released purposely last month on March 8, which is International Women’s Day. 

Like most global tyranny, this pedo-riffic report comes disguised as a virtue:

Today, on International Women’s Day, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) launched a new set of legal principles elaborated by jurists for a human rights-based approach to criminal laws proscribing conduct associated with sex, reproduction, drug use, HIV, homelessness and poverty.

Some of the groups involved in this five-year endeavor of evil include the usual suspects of global Marxism: the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and of course, no global nod to legal pederasty would be complete without the World Health Organization (WHO).

For those of us paying attention, watching the global commies try to normalize sex with children comes as no surprise.

The report does not call for decriminalizing sex with kids — yet — nor does it recommend an age at which kids can consent to sex. However, it does suggest children have the legal “right” and the mental capacity to agree to sex.

FACT-O-RAMA! Manhattan’s commie District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, recently offered a child rapist a sentence of only 30 days. The miscreant responded by going on to commit five sex crimes in about 90 minutes.

Related: The Trans Movement Will Be the Catalyst for Normalizing Pedophilia

Angry parents — or as the Department of Justice would call them, “domestic terrorists” — around the nation have been finding pornographic books in their kids’ school libraries and reading them aloud at school board meetings to make a point: stop sexualizing kids.

The grotesque push from the far-left to normalize sex with kids isn’t new, and having an international clique of legal wizards push the agenda is shocking and yet expectable.

Speaking of which, why can’t we see Jeffrey Epstein’s client list? Maybe because it contains the names of global “elite” pedos, some of whom may be behind the vile legal “recommendations.

Library Director warns staff about MassResistance activism, attacks parents

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/23a/ID-library-warns-staff-about-MR/index.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Library Director in Idaho warns staff about MassResistance. Claims “there’s no pornography or obscenity in the library” – despite clear evidence.

Uses the American Library Association’s dishonest talking points to defend obscene books and attack parents.

Tells staff that the parents are simply “a politically motivated vocal minority.”

(Listen to the meeting for yourself!)

March 28, 2023
At the Marshall Public Library in Pocatello, Idaho, parents have found over 300 offensive books.

Most people don’t realize that even in conservative areas, public library officials are working behind the scenes to thwart and vilify parents who object to the pornographic books available to children. And they outrageously misrepresent parents’ concerns.

Pornographic books for children

It’s not just a few books. The MassResistance parents in Pocatello, Idaho, found over 300 books for young children or teenagers with erotic, homosexual, or transgender themes in the local Marshall Public Library.

How bad are these books? One mother told us about three that she saw in the teenagers’ section of the library:

Flamer by Mike Curato
“Some boys were at scout camp and they were all in a tent and with their pants pulled down. Another boy comes in and they hand him a bottle. They tell him that they’ve all masturbated into that bottle, and if he can’t do it right now in front of them, then he has to drink it.”

All boys aren't blue by George M. Johnson
“A ten-year-old boy was raped by his older male cousin. The book describes it in very sexually explicit detail.”

Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
“Very explicit drawings of teens having homosexual sex with each other, including a boy sucking on another boy’s penis.” [A main character is a girl trying to be a boy, so it’s transgender propaganda as well.]

By any measure, these books are pornography that no child (or anyone!) should be exposed to. But that’s not how the library staff sees it.

Library Board cancels meeting to avoid parents

In our previous post, we reported that 30 local MassResistance parents in Pocatello came to their local Library Board meeting on Jan. 17 to complain about the obscene books. But the Board canceled the meeting (by staying away, resulting in a lack of a quorum) rather than face the parents’ testimony.

The library director calls a staff meeting on dealing with the ‘problem’ of MassResistance parents

Two days after the canceled Library Board meeting, the director of the Marshall Public Library, Eric Seuss, called a staff meeting to discuss how to deal with their “problem” with parents.

Library Director Eric Seuss. [Photo: American Library Association]

That meeting (of which we’ve received a recording) was a disturbing insight into how those people think. Seuss is also a candidate for president of the American Library Association (ALA) and embodies the far-left thinking of library directors across the country.

AUDIO: Library Staff Meeting (10 min 32 sec)

Here are some of the things he discussed at the meeting:

He started out talking about MassResistance. He mentioned that we had submitted a FOIA request for their collection policy and book challenging policy. He described what he read on our website about how we were founded in Massachusetts in opposition to gay marriage, and we’re now across the country, including Idaho and beyond.

He said, “They count among their successes forcing the resignation of an Idaho library director due to pressure and intimidation. What essentially they would like is the removal of books that they object to in libraries.”

He added, “Their contention is that libraries are spreading their liberal policies, in order to promote pornography, and promote obscenity, and to corrupt our children.”

He talked about the Jan. 17 Library Board meeting which was canceled when a crowd of parents showed up. Seuss said that someone had called him to say he’d be coming to testify at that meeting and said, “We’re going to surprise you.” (Thus, the library people knew something was coming. There were also social media discussions about it.) But Seuss claimed that he “didn’t know why” a majority of the Board members decided not to show up. He predicted that MassResistance parents will be at the next Board meeting.

Concerning complaints parents had with the books, he really revealed his bizarre mindset on that issue. First, he claimed that there's nothing in the library that is pornographic or obscene:

“We don’t have pornography, we don’t have obscenity. We do have things that people object to. They have gay themes that people object to and say we should remove all references to homosexuality. There are some depictions of body parts, which people object to. There are discussions of issues that people have problems with. But they’re not illegal, they’re not obscene, and they’re not pornography.”

He went on to make an outlandish argument that the library is “different from the school.” While schools push materials at children, libraries simply have materials there for the children to take. (That is misleading and dishonest. Children don’t really see a difference.) Therefore, he said, libraries “don’t have an agenda.”

He added that there are some parents who think these books “are exactly what their child should have.” He didn’t identify exactly who those parents might be, but added, “We’re not going to make that decision. It’s not legally our place.”

He said that the library has a “process” for dealing with objections from the public. He noted he would not be intimidated by “a surprise group” of parents who don’t use the process. (But as we all know, that carefully designed process will always work in the library staff’s favor.)

Seuss brought up a particular author who writes “rough stuff” for kids. The books have crude language, explicit sexual acts, and depict “actual experiences” the author says he had. The author claimed that a girl came up to him and said that it was because of his books that she didn’t kill herself. Seuss related that with some emotion.

(But in fact, this threat of “suicide” is a common tactic that the LGBT movement uses to force adults to accept their agenda on children. It has no legitimacy. In fact, the opposite is true; pushing pornography leads to horrible psychological issues throughout their lives.)

Seuss continued, “Just because you may not want your child to access something doesn’t mean it is not a perfect book for somebody else.” This is another lie by the LGBT movement that is incredibly destructive. There is no child for whom pornography is a “perfect” choice.

 “There is a difference between illegal and offensive. They are two different things,” he said. “A good library has a book to offend everybody. It’s OK to be offensive.”

He stated that parents being offended by child pornography is similar to his being offended by “the latest tell-all Princess Diana book” or someone being offended by “a Michelle Obama commentary.” (That is irrational and feeble thinking. It’s not about the parent being offended, it’s about how the child is affected.)

He talked about what might happen at the next month’s Library Board meeting. He warned his staff that a group of MassResistance parents may show up.

He then went on a rant about conservative parents who get involved. It was basically right out of the ALA talking points:

"There is a politically driven script out there that they follow at every library they’ve gone to. This is a national movement that is extremely well organized, very politically motivated and is vocal. But it is a minority.

"These folks truly believe what they’re presenting. They’ve been told that the library is corrupting their children that the library is full of pornography and obscenity and that it’s devastating to our children. And so if that’s what you believe, you’re going to fight for it."

All of this is his way of justifying the content of the toxic books described above as well as the 300 others that parents found there. It’s the same attitude we’ve seen across the country. But most parents are unaware that this extreme attitude has been adopted by most library staff.

Final thoughts

The Left hates MassResistance because we are successful in disrupting – and stopping – what these people are doing to children.

The content of these books sickens the average person, and the thought of impressionable children and teenagers reading them is beyond horrible. It’s well documented that this material can emotionally disrupt children for life.

But the library employees and people who run for library board seats actually believe that these books are good for children. They want children to grow up with the anything-goes sexual attitude that they hold. Furthermore, they use devious and dishonest strategies – much of it given to them by the far-left American Library Association – to actively sabotage and demonize parents who work against this. These are clearly very dysfunctional people.

The obscene Pocatello books are a problem. But the greater issue is the people who put them on the library shelves. Those people need to be removed!

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NY Parents Set to Sic the Law on School Board That Insists on Porn in School


NY Parents Set to Sic the Law on School Board That Insists on Porn in School


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/megan-fox/2023/03/26/ny-parents-set-to-sic-the-law-on-school-board-that-insists-on-porn-in-school-n1681479;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The school board wars are turning up the temperature on porn-pushing administrators. In Fairport, N.Y., a group of parents has grown tired of asking for the school board to remove explicit books and materials from their schools. After months of asking nicely, speaking to the board, writing letters, and other efforts, the Fairport Educational Alliance has filed a claim against the board’s insurance bond.

This type of claim has been tried with forced masking in other parts of the country but has been unsuccessful. However, parents in Fairport say the major difference between those complaints and this one is that the school district is breaking federal and state laws which are tied directly to the complaint. This was the major flaw in trying to file insurance claims against schools for masking, as there were no laws on the books preventing them from imposing masks. There are, however, multiple laws against endangering children and distributing child pornography.

Going through the usual channels to remove the material hasn’t worked, as radical board members simply refuse to remove pornographic and obscene material despite months of petitioning. But filing a claim against the insurance bond could have expensive consequences if the insurance company investigation finds the board has violated its oath of office and put the insurance company at risk. The Fairport Educational Alliance believes this action will be successful because it is tied to several violations of state and federal law regarding the protection of children from obscenity and harm.

Section 1466A of Title 18, United States Code makes it illegal for any person to knowingly produce, distribute, receive, or possess with intent to transfer or distribute visual representations, such as drawings, cartoons, or paintings that appear to depict minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and are deemed obscene. Harmful materials for minors include any communication consisting of nudity, sex or excretion that (i) appeals to the prurient interest of minors, (ii) is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community with respect to what is suitable material for minors, (iii) and lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value for minors, according to the Department of Justice website.

The claim that was filed asks the board to remove the materials that are believed to be illegal child porn and obscenity from the school within five business days. If the insurance company finds that the board violated the rules, each member will be personally responsible for refunding the insurance company the entire amount of the surety.

This notice is provided to inform you that the Notifying Party (We the People [resident taxpayers] for whom you are obligated to serve) have provided the above descriptions of the unconstitutional and illegal actions that have endangered the moral health of my children attending (or who have attended and/or would like to return to) the Fairport Central School District. Furthermore, the presence and use of obscene material used as teaching aides, props or just available for use by minors, is inappropriate material in any FCSD school. If these obscene materials are not removed, I will seek damages for the full amount listed above.

The group has asked for $100,000 in damages, but the goal is not the money. The parents simply want the school to get rid of pornographic materials. If the insurance company fails to hold the board accountable, the parents aren’t done with them. If the board has not removed the materials from the schools by this coming Tuesday, they plan to immediately file criminal complaints with the sheriff’s office and the local police, showing that the board is in violation of federal and state law. The Fairport Police, the Monroe County Sheriff’s office, and the District Attorney have been notified of the intent to file criminal complaints and have received the material from the parents’ group asking them to review the board’s actions. Those complaints will have to be investigated and if authorities do nothing, they will have to explain why it’s okay for a school board to provide children with pornography, including child pornography (visual depictions of children performing sex acts), in violation of the law.

Related: New Student-Led Red Guard Installed in Maine School District Causes Fury at Board Meeting

Some of the materials found in the Fairport schools are so vile it’s hard to believe. Some books include QR codes that lead children online to explicit porn sites, including one that teaches them how to use hook-up apps and meet up with adult sexual predators. It is unconscionable that any school official would defend this material.

Representatives of the group served the Fairport school board on Tuesday night after going over the multiple violations they found in the law.


“The law is the law and your board policies do not supersede or usurp the law pertaining to children and obscenity,” said a spokesperson for the parents. “This is not sex education but rather pleasure-based sexualization.”

He then told the board what he found in the book Trans +, which the superintendent defended in a recent book challenge. “This book contains QR codes that take children to obscene sites that contain additional hyperlinks.” Among those links, parents found “everything you need to know about first-time anal sex, 17 next-level oral sex tips when giving head use your tongue wisely, 4 tips to help you master blowjobs, and 13 top-rated vibrators to hit your g-spot,” and other inappropriate and clearly adult material.

Another book found in the school’s library, called This Book is Gay, instructed children on how to use a sex app. The book encourages children to use sex apps to find the “nearest homosexual” to rape them. And that’s what this is because children can’t consent to sex, nor can they legally use sex apps before the age of majority. Let it sink in that school administrators think it’s perfectly fine for the children in their care to use sex apps to be raped by the adults who use them.

Related: Arizona Christian University Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Bigoted School Board

“This is not about book banning or censorship,” he continued “but about age appropriateness. The Supreme Court ruled in 2002 this does not violate anyone’s First Amendment Rights. You, however, are in violation of multiple state penal codes and federal laws.”

Some of the laws mentioned in the complaint that prohibit material for children like this are:

  • NYS Penal Law: Article 235, Disseminating indecent material to minors
  • NYS Penal Law: Article 260.10, Endangering the welfare of a child
  • Federal Law: 18 U.S.C. § 1470, Transfer of obscene material to minors

The detailed complaint below describes these and more laws that the explicit material violates.

The Fairport parents are taking the right steps to end this, using the laws already in place. Someone needs to stop the proliferation of obscene material being given to children under the guise of “diversity and inclusion.” Will it be the Monroe County Sheriff?

If Todd Baxter takes his job seriously as a sheriff who has promised to uphold the laws of the land, the Fairport School District will be the first school board in the nation to face criminal charges over giving pornographic books to kids. But they could avoid that if they would just do a few simple things. The parents of Fairport have given the district an easy out: remove the obscene books and materials that promote overt sexuality and establish transparency by completing a full audit of all library and curriculum resources to identify and remove sexually explicit material. The board has until Tuesday to decide if they will comply or risk a visit by law enforcement.

PJ Media attempted to contact the superintendent of the Fairport School District for comment but was unsuccessful in reaching him. If he does respond, we will update this article.

Itf Fhs Update by PJ Media

Nebraska Democrat With Transgender Son in Hysterical Rant Against Republicans Trying to Protect Children

Megan Hunt becomes the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the legislature


Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Dan Barker and Director of Governmental Affairs Mark Dann speak with Nebraska state Sen. Megan Hunt. Hunt is openly atheist and bisexual and was the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the Nebraska legislature.

Nebraska Needs Comprehensive Sex Education

QUOTE: "My testimony at the State Board of Education hearing on the framework for K-12 health education in our state. The second draft of the standards was released in July and is a complete departure from what medical experts, education professionals, and decades of research clearly demonstrate is effective health education. The second draft significantly weakens the inclusion of medically accurate and age-appropriate essential elements—STD and pregnancy prevention, sexual orientation, gender identity, consent, and diverse family structures—resulting in a complete departure from what medical experts and decades of research clearly demonstrate is effective health education. By removing these topics, the second draft fails to align with not only best practices in the health education field but also the State Board of Education’s own Nondiscrimination and Equitable Educational Opportunities in Schools Position Statement, which states that all students should be “known, heard and supported.” The opposition wants us to teach values, but just their values. However, that is not the role of a public school system, and we have 304,000 children to keep safe, alive, and thriving. Research shows that medically and scientifically accurate sex education decreases the number of teen pregnancies, decreases the incidence of abortion, and delays the average age when students begin engaging in sexual activity."

Interview with Freedom From Religion Foundation

Megan Hunt: Champion of the First Amendment Awardee by FFRF

Ban Religious Indoctrination Camps! Senator Megan Hunt on the attacks on LGBTQ, Drag Queens & Trans

Ban Religious Indoctrination Camps! Senator Megan Hunt on the attacks on LGBTQ, Drag Queens & Trans Why did Nebraska State Senator Megan Hunt amend a bill to ban children from attending “religious indoctrination” camps? Amber gets the chance to ask her! You won't what to miss what she has to say on this subject. Senator Megan Hunt is a small business owner, community activist, and mother first elected to the Nebraska State Legislature in 2018 and re-elected in 2022 to represent District 8; becoming the first LGBTQ+ person ever elected to the Legislature, and the first woman ever from the district. A sixth-generation Nebraskan, Megan has lived and worked in the district for the past 18 years. Megan founded Hello Holiday, a community-facing boutique and e-commerce company in 2012. Today, she is the owner of a stationary shop in Benson. Senator Hunt currently sits on five committees in the Legislature; Business and Labor, Urban Affairs, Government, Military and Veterans Affairs, Committee on Committees, and State-Tribal Relations. The opportunity for public service through elective office opened for her in 2015 when Hunt’s public school district was considering a new comprehensive sex education curriculum to educate students about sexual health, consent, and healthy relationships. Since then, she has remained committed to uplifting the voices of the marginalized and forgotten. Megan is passionate about public education, reproductive justice and gender equity, workforce development, and reducing the brain drain in the Midwest. Since taking office, she has worked with other senators from across the state to tackle food stamp reform, tenants’ rights, access to healthcare, and affordable housing in Nebraska. Megan has introduced 45 bills and cosponsored 131 bills, 46 of which passed with bipartisan support and were signed by the Governor. Megan is the founder and Vice President of Safe Space Nebraska, a 501(c)3 working to end harassment and assault in nightlife establishments. She is a trustee of the Business Ethics Alliance and has served on the boards of Charles Drew Health Center, Friends of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Friends of the Nebraska AIDS Project, and Omaha Area Youth Orchestras. Megan’s work and impact have been featured in dozens of publications including Forbes, INC, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and others. In acknowledgment of her legislative efforts, she has been awarded the Henry Toll Fellowship, David Bohnett Leaders Fellowship, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance Leadership Award, and CSG’s Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development Fellowship, among others. As a business owner, community leader, and parent, Megan has worked with commitment and discipline to help people from all walks of life prosper in our state. Her track record stems from her belief that the more everyday Nebraskans are empowered and supported to improve their quality of life, the easier it is for all of us to live the good life in the Cornhusker State.

Nebraska Legislature: Sen. Megan Hunt speaks about gender-affirming care

Sen. Megan Hunt addresses a would-be ban on gender-affirming care for minors in Nebraska. She revealed on the floor that her son is transgender and plans to filibuster the bill and other bills to keep it from passing.

We Cannot Codify Hate in Our State Laws

QUOTE: "LB574, introduced by Senator Kathleen Kauth, represents an extreme government intrusion into the private lives of families. Lawmakers have no place in legislating healthcare or discriminating against LGBTQ+ youth. We cannot enshrine this lack of safety into our laws which will only contribute to higher levels of suicide, substance abuse, and physical abuse."


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2023/03/25/nebraska-democrat-with-trans-son-in-hysterical-rant-against-republicans-trying-to-protect-children-n1681392;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Nebraska Democratic state Sen. Megan Hunt is on a crusade. And she wants everyone to know it.

Hunt has decided to filibuster the last two and a half months of the Nebraska legislative session to block the passage of a bill that would prevent “gender-affirming care” for minors. Listening to Hunt, who has a transgender “son,” you might think the GOP was planning mass murder.

The bill would ban gender surgeries and the prescription of hormones to minors. But for Hunt and other Nebraska Democrats, the bill is going to murder children.

“I will burn the session to the ground over this bill,” warned state Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh.

Hunt and her colleagues were just getting warmed up.

“If this bill passes, all your bills are on the chopping block, and the bridge is burned,” Hunt warned the chamber.

“We have made it clear that this is the line in the sand,” Hunt said to lawmakers on Thursday.

“People have said, ‘What if we go after your bills? What if we put a bunch of bills introduced by progressives up on the agenda? Are you going to filibuster those, too?’ Yes, because we’re not like you,” Hunt explained. “We have a principle and a value that actually matters that much to us that we’re willing to stand up for.”

Related: Rachel Levine Says That Medically Changing Children’s Gender Will Soon Be Normalized

Are we allowed to look at such nobility, such greatness in the eye? Perhaps we should have the Republicans in the Nebraska legislature knee-walk into the chamber while averting their gaze?

Apparently not.

“Don’t say hi to me in the hall, don’t ask me how my weekend was, don’t walk by my desk and ask me anything. Don’t send me Christmas cards ― take me off the list,” Hunt warned. “No one in the world holds a grudge like me, and no one in the world cares less about being petty than me. I don’t care. I don’t like you.”

Oh, sure. I’ll take her name off my Christmas card list right away, you bet.

The topper may have come when another Democratic female legislator broke down in tears after reading a letter from a psychologist.


On Wednesday, Day cried in the chamber while reading a letter from a psychologist who said the bill “will result in the deaths of transgender and gender diverse adolescents, likely before the end of the school year.”

“I want all of you to go into the rotunda and look into the eyes of those parents and tell them that you’re voting for this bill knowing that it could potentially kill their child,” Day said with tears.

Sen. John Fredrickson, the first openly gay man elected to the Nebraska Legislature, also cried in the chamber before reading a letter from a constituent who said that without gender-affirming care, her son would likely have taken his own life as a teenager.

Just as an aside: there is no evidence that “gender-affirming care” improves the mental health of children. Teens are usually suffering from comorbidities unrelated to gender dysphoria and are still at risk even if they receive treatment.

But inconvenient facts like that can be ignored in service to the greater good. The fact is, Megan Hunt is a new kind of radical nutcase. A small-minded, bitter, closed-off white woman. If I were the Nebraska child services, I would investigate her to determine how much she influenced her “son’s” gender dysphoria.

This is a woman looking for a cause, and she has apparently found it.

LGBTQ-Activist Mayor Linked to Buttigieg Arrested for Child Porn

Wojahn and Buttigeig are said to have struck up a close relationship following the DC visit and continued to talk on the phone - both later attending an event at the White House

Kojahn with his husband, Dave Kolesar, at the White House in December to celebrate the Respect for Marriage Act


  • Maryland mayor Patrick Wojahn busted on 56 child pornography charges has called Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigeig his 'mentor' and 'buddy'
  • Wojahn, 47, was taken into custody after having his home searched on Feb 28 and stepped down from his role before being arrested this week
  • The pair over the years have appeared in several high-profile situations including at the White House during an event during the Obama administration

Dave Kolesar and husband Patrick Wojahn of College Park, Md. attend signing of Respect for Marriage Act on the South Lawn of the White House on Dec. 13, 2022:

Dave Kolesar, Patrick Wojahn, gay news, Washington Blade, marriage equality, Maryland, gay marriage, same-sex marriage, gay news, Washington Blade

Dave Kolesar and husband Patrick Wojahn attend signing of Respect for Marriage Act at White House


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/03/03/lgbtq-activist-mayor-linked-to-buttigieg-arrested-for-child-porn-n1675339;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The Democratic mayor of College Park, Maryland, who is openly homosexual and fancied himself a role model for LGBTQ youth, was arrested on dozens of counts of possessing and distributing child pornography on Thursday morning.

Forty-seven-year-old Patrick Lewis Wojahn, the first openly homosexual mayor of his city, has been a frequent visitor to the White House, having attended LGBTQ events hosted by Joe Biden. Wojahn described Biden as “the most pro-LGBTQ President in US history!” Wojahn and his partner were also invited to Biden’s signing of the Respect for Marriage Act on the South Lawn of the White House.

Related: Pete Buttigieg Says Biden Is TOO Successful for Americans to Appreciate

Wojahn also boasted about being “mentored” by Pete Buttigieg after the two met in 2015 at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington, D.C., where Wojahn explained that Buttigieg “was assigned to be my buddy.”

The two men discussed “the difficulties of being an openly gay mayor, with Buttigieg sharing with his mentee the story of his coming out while serving in office,” he explained in a 2019 interview. They have maintained a good relationship since then.

Wojahn is now facing 40 counts of possessing child sexually exploitative material and 16 counts of felony child porn distribution.

Parent on School Board Exposes Arizona “Science” Curriculum Claiming Sex Isn’t Binary


SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/parent-on-school-board-exposes-arizona-science-curriculum-claiming-sex-isnt-binary/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The choice is binary: You can either have a school science curriculum actually driven by science.

Or you can have one driven by other factors, such as political ones, the dominant of which today are generally categorized as “wokeness.”

Unscientific “science” is rife now, too. The latest example comes out of the Grand Canyon State, where a parent recently elected to a school board leaked a proposed curriculum that would teach kids the fiction that sex isn’t “binary” but is, well, confusing and a matter of personal preference.

True Patriot Network (TPN) reports on the story, writing that “Heather Rooks, a newly elected, pro-parents rights school board member in Peoria, Arizona revealed to parents, the press, and the world at large that a radical left-inspired science curriculum is being considered by the Peoria Unified School District. A curriculum that foists the blatant claim that … sex is not binary.”

With “less than a month on the job as a member of the school board, Rooks leaked the contents of a proposed textbook that the district was considering for use in its high school[s],” the outlet continues. “Rooks told reporters that she found the science curriculum alarming because it refuted the reality of binary … sex.”

“I mean, these are kids we’re talking about,” Rooks told Fox News Digital about the intellectual rooking. “It’s not adults making adult decisions. These are children. So their minds are… not developed completely yet.”

True, but the implication here is wrong. Just as there’s no “proper age” to start sinning, one never becomes mature enough to harmlessly indulge in a lie. That’s what the so-called “gender” theory is, too. In fact, it’s children who play pretend; adults are there to help moor them to reality.

“Male and Female He Made Them” — Confused They Became

Elaborating on the contents of the proposed curriculum, Fox News reports:

According to a post by Nicole Solas of the Independent Women’s Forum, the textbook said, “The biochemical, physiological, and anatomical features associated with ‘males’ and ‘females’ are turning out to be more complex than previously realized, with many genes involved in their development. We now know [no, they don’t] that sex is not a binary state, with just two defined outcomes.”

“Because of the complexity of the genes and proteins involved in sex determination, many variations exist. Some individuals are born with intermediate sexual characteristics, or even with anatomical features that do not match an individual’s sense of their own gender (‘transgender individuals’). Sex determination is an active area of research that should yield a more sophisticated understanding in years to come.”

This is the standard (and now somewhat stale) politically correct line today, and its repletion with 70-dollar words and scholarly tone can convince many. But it’s sophistry. The issue?

These activists are confusing (purposely, in many cases) abnormalities with normal “complexity.”

For instance, sexual revolutionaries will claim there are more than just the two “XX” (female) and “XY” (male) genotypes, with others supposedly being the “intersex” varieties XXX, X0, XXY, and XYY. Yet here’s what the activists don’t say:

These are all abnormalities afflicting one sex or the other, as the mainstream medical website WebMD explains here, here, here, and here.

In point of fact, there are hundreds or even thousands of abnormalities that can afflict humans, only a minority of which relate to sexual development. Moreover, consider that genetic disorders alone can induce as many as 7,000 rare diseases. Yet they are true anomalies, as this “group of conditions affects fewer than 200,000 people in the U.S.,” informs the Cleveland Clinic — out of a population of 335 million.

Should all these abnormalities be written off as normal “complexity”? Should Down syndrome be conflated with a “lifestyle choice”? If someone exhibits hirsutism — as famed sideshow performer Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy did — do we say he isn’t completely human? Would we use his existence to justify the claims of someone else, who may experience “species dysphoria,” that he’s an animal stuck in a human body?

If not, why write off sexual-development-related abnormalities as “normal complexity”? Why conflate (for example) Triple X syndrome with a “lifestyle choice”? Why say that because a woman is somewhat hermaphroditic that she — instead of being saddled with an abnormality — isn’t completely female? And why would we use her existence to justify the claims of someone else, who may experience “gender dysphoria,” that he’s a woman stuck in a man’s body?

For the record, since the question “What is a woman?” is now so often asked and seldom properly answered, know that a woman is: an adult member of the species homo sapiens who in principle has an XX chromosome configuration and is genotypically and phenotypically female.

That’s a mouthful because it’s precise. It even accounts for abnormalities — with the two words “in principle.” For as good philosophy teaches, there’s a difference between something being true in principle and it is true in the particular.

For example, an apple in principle is something that doesn’t contain a worm; this definition isn’t negated by the fact that the occasional apple has a worm because the worm isn’t integral to the apple. Likewise, there obviously are deviations among women from the genotypic and phenotypic female norm; it’s also obvious that they have no bearing on what a woman is in principle.

The short version of this is: Leave the kids alone. Their childlike (not childish) conception of boys and girls is far more accurate than what’s disgorged from twisted adult minds.

FLORIDA GOVERNOR DeSantis Goes After Foundation for Lewd Drag Show Event With Children Present

DeSantis Goes After Foundation for Lewd Drag Show Event With Children Present


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/chris-queen/2023/02/06/desantis-goes-after-foundation-for-lewd-drag-show-event-with-children-present-n1668180;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) is the culture warrior we need these days. He has pledged to protect the children of Florida, and he is making good on his promise.

Last December, an event called “A Drag Queen Christmas” took place at venues in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Orlando. The show was part of a national tour, and despite the repeated claims that the event was “family-friendly,” it was loaded with graphic sexual content.

You’ve been warned if you click on the first video in this tweet.

At the Dec. 26 show, one local activist interrupted the proceedings to shout that children shouldn’t be present.

Javier Manjarres of The Floridian documented both the lasciviousness of the show’s content along with the fact that minors were present at the performance.

WARNING: Sexual Content.

Shortly after the run of performances, DeSantis’ Press Secretary Bryan Griffin issued a statement:

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is aware of multiple complaints about a sexually explicit performance marketed to children held in Fort Lauderdale on December 26th. The Department is actively investigating this matter, including video footage and photographs from the event. DPBR will, like in other cases, take action.

Exposing children to sexually explicit activity is a crime in Florida, and such action violates the Department’s licensing standards for operating a business and holding a liquor license.

The Department will share any collected evidence with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for potential criminal liability.

The Department frequently conducts investigations into these matters upon tips provided by the public, and we thank the public for continuing to bring attention to these incidents. Investigations of such allegations will remain a priority for the Department and, indeed, are ongoing.

And last week, DeSantis made good on his pledge. Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR) has filed a six-count complaint against the Orlando Philharmonic Foundation, Inc. for hosting the event in Orlando on Dec. 28 while children were present. The complaint could cause the venue where the drag show took place to lose its liquor license.

Related: Here’s the Line That Brought Down the House During Ron Desantis’ Inaugural Speech
The 27-page complaint reads in part, “On December 28, 2022, Respondent hosted and supported a ticketed event titled ‘A Drag Queen Christmas’ (‘the Show’) on the Licensed Premises and sold alcoholic beverages to patrons in attendance. Respondent promoted the Show using targeted, Christmas-themed promotional materials that did not provide notice as to the sexually explicit nature of the Show’s performances or other content.”

The state adds, “Rather than call attention to the Show’s sexually explicit content or acknowledge that it might not be appropriate for children, Respondent’s promotional materials unequivocally stated ‘[a]ll ages welcome.'”

The Floridian reports that “whatever plausible deniability the show has to defend itself is a barely-visible piece of paper taped to a door reading, ‘while we are not restricting access to anyone under 18, please be advised some may think the context is not appropriate for under 18.'”

The state claims that, prior to the shows, it warned the foundation that “[s]exually explicit drag show performances constitute public nuisances, lewd activity, and disorderly conduct when minors are in attendance” and that if the foundation “failed to ensure that minors were prohibited from attending such performances, its license would be subject to penalties up to and including revocation.”

Naturally, the Democrats and their accomplices in the mainstream media are going after DeSantis for protecting kids. State Rep. Anna V. Eskamani (D-47th district) went after the governor in a tweet thread complaining about his “anti LBGTQ+ agenda.”

One congressman got in on the action. Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) called the state’s actions “fascism,” tweeting that “Queer celebration is anything but obscene.” And left-leaning outlet The Raw Story headlined its coverage of the complaint, “Ron DeSantis retaliates against Florida venue that hosted drag show in December.”

All of this is proof that DeSantis is doing the right thing in going after venues that expose minors to sexually explicit content and fighting against the left’s drag obsession. Keep up the good work, Governor!

Here’s the complaint in full:

2023 02 03 Administrative Complaint 2022061146 Orlando Philharmonic The by PJ Media on Scribd

Wyoming Library Director and Children’s Librarian shock community by defending obscene books for children – and threatening county officials with lawsuit.

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/23a/WY-Library-defends-obscene-books/index.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

After constant pressure from local MassResistance parents, County Commission had called a special meeting over the library book problem.

See the video below! Library staff uses absurd ALA talking points to bully and confuse officials.

January 31, 2023
The Campbell County Commission Chairman (top center) begins the special meeting "to come to a resolution" with library staff over the books in the children's and teen sections.

This is a rare occasion to hear library officials defend their toxic actions!

In Gillette, Wyoming, the outrage by MassResistance parents over the graphic sexual and homosexual books for youth in their county public library has continued to grow. But now the parents and their public officials realize that the library staff defends all its actions – and won’t back down an inch. The staff sees no problem with horribly obscene material in the hands of children and refuses to make any “judgments” about it.


For over a year, local Wyoming MassResistance parents and others have been pressuring the Campbell County Commission and the Library Board (which the Commission appoints) to force the library staff to remove the obscene sex books in the children’s and teen sections. Both boards were long dominated by hostile liberals, even in that “deep red” area, and progress was slow. But in 2022, the County Commission finally got a conservative majority, and in turn, they appointed a majority-conservative Library Board.

In October 2022 the new Library Board took the bold first step: cutting ties with the far-left American Library Association (ALA) and its Wyoming affiliate. As we’ve reported, the ALA trains library staff to collude with LGBT groups to suppress parents. The library staff was angry over losing this ALA “training” which they claim is necessary for “professional development.” But the Library Board was indicating that more changes were soon to come.

The County Commission calls a “reconciliation” meeting

On December 6, 2022, the Campbell County Commission called a special meeting of the Commission members, the Library Board members, the Library Director, and the library’s Children’s and Teen Director. The purpose of the meeting was to come to a resolution – and possible compromise – over the library books. The Commission Chairman truly wanted “to put this issue behind us.”

The public wasn't allowed to speak at this meeting, but they wanted to be there and see it - and make sure their officials knew they were watching!

But that’s not what happened. The library staffers refused to budge. They fought back with a barrage of the ALA’s aggressive and well-crafted talking points. And they defended the pornography in a most despicable manner. (See video below.)

The Library Director speaks

The meeting began with some introductory comments by the Chairman and some Library Board members. Then the Library Director, Terri Lesley, came up to speak and answer questions.

Terri Lesley, the Campbell County Library Director.

She went right to her ALA playbook of talking points:

  • She started by playing the victim. She accused a “group of people” (i.e., MassResistance parents) of “planning to come after the library … that’s how this thing started.”
  • She said that removing any books, or even moving books within the library, “is a First Amendment violation – and that means that we could get sued.” She told the Commission that this lawsuit will be very expensive and that the county’s insurance probably won’t cover it. “And it’s a lawsuit the county can’t win,” she said. [This is simply a fear tactic, and patently false. In fact, the ALA and ACLU lawyers almost never win these cases because they clearly aren’t First Amendment violations.] And she added that she will personally refuse to violate the First Amendment.
  • Another reason the books need to be there, she said, is that the library must “serve the entire community” [apparently including sexual deviants?] and that they’ve been “asked to provide books to meet everybody’s reading interest.”  [However, they refuse to include the book The Health Hazards of Homosexuality, which people in the community have asked the library to include.]
  • She stated, “Nobody has presented any hard evidence that library books have harmed people in this community.” [But in fact, there is overwhelming medical evidence that pornography and obscene material causes lifelong psychological damage to children and teenagers. That’s why child obscenity laws exist.] Nevertheless, she said that “social issues” are what cause problems for children, not obscene books.
  • Another reason that obscene children’s books should not be removed from the shelves: “If you don’t like the book, don’t check it out.”
  • She railed about losing the ALA’s “professional training.” and said that the staff is very upset about it and that the action has created a “hostile work environment.”

Finally, the County Commission Chairman asked her if she agreed with a pro-LGBT activist’s statement, “Drawings or artwork depicting penises and vaginas are informational and not thought-provoking or arousing to kids.” She answered that she agrees with that. She went on to explain that the sexually graphic novels in the library are useful because they help kids “grasp a concept.”

The Children’s and Teens' Librarian speaks

Next, Darcy Acord, the Children’s and Teens Librarian, came up to speak. Her statements were even more disturbing.

Darcy Acord, the Campbell County Children’s and Teens Librarian

She started by saying that when it comes to sexual issues, her job is to have a “variety of resources.”

When it comes to age level for books, she determines that by vocabulary, the difficulty level of reading, and the intended audience – not the content. She calls these “data points.” Also part of the data points is the “professional reviews” of the book. [Many of these books are “reviewed” by LGBT or Planned Parenthood groups, and have no credibility.]

She said the librarians do not look at whether a book is “appropriate” for a child or teenager. Just the opposite – she said they don’t believe in imposing any “values” when selecting children’s books.

The County Commission Chairman then asked her about a particular book in the teen section. He said that a large portion of that book included drawings and artwork of actual [homosexual] sex acts along with descriptions of a 14-year-old boy having a sexual experience with a 47-year-old man. He said, “That’s not informational. How can we agree that there’s an age group we don’t think it’s appropriate for?”

She answered that his question is about “opinion” and she needs to work with “data points.” She said she knows which book that is, and the reason it was in the library is that it passed the “objective parameters” that the library has for books for youth.

Another of the County Commissioners reminded her that obscenity doesn’t have absolute protection under the First Amendment. Since it’s the “obscene” books that get challenged in this library, how does the staff determine what’s “obscene” for books in the children’s and teen sections?

Her answer was bizarre. She said the term “obscene” isn’t objective. “We have to go back to objective data points.”  She reiterated that those data points include an intended audience, the age of the protagonist, professional reviews, etc. Thus, this book is about a 14-year-old – so it would go in the teen collection, she said. (You could see people’s jaws drop in the room.) She added that she refuses to give her personal definition of obscenity.

She didn’t stop there. She said, “It’s an individual’s or family’s right to read those books.” (In other words, child obscenity laws are a violation of children’s rights to read pornography.) She said that even though the books are available for children in the library, “nobody is forcing kids to read these books”.


Here’s the video clip of their statements before the County Commission. See it for yourself:

VIDEO: Library staffers defend graphic sexual children's books (12 min 46 sec)

The workshop ended with the Library Board Chairman saying that an entirely new collections policy (with completely different “data points”) is clearly needed to ensure that obscene books don’t enter the collection and that the library staff must remove books that do not comport with the new policy. This is clearly not what the library staff wants at all. It would also make it more difficult for any lawsuit. We’ll see what happens.

Final Reflections

This is basically how the flood of sickening sex books for children and teenagers gets into America’s libraries – and how public officials are intimidated into backing down.

Normal people don’t do this to children. Most folks don’t realize how innately perverted – and just plain evil – the people are who are running these libraries.

It’s disappointing that the Campbell County officials felt the need to “dialogue” and “negotiate” with the library staff over this. The Library Director and staff are employees of the county.

One point that’s rarely brought up is that these library staffers would be in prison if their states didn’t have a narrow exemption from their child obscenity laws for libraries and schools (which were written decades ago when people had common sense).

We have long asserted that bureaucratic “challenges” to obscene library books are not the proper approach. The books don’t bring themselves in. Bad people bring them in. Those people should be fired.

Mass Resistance will continue to be at the forefront of this fight across America!

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MassResistance forces leftist School Board to remove obscene material

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/23a/TX-MR-forces-school-to-remove-book/index.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Texas MassResistance forces leftist School Board to remove obscene library book. And more on their way out!

School officials try to intimidate parents by putting 1-minute limitations on testimony, plus having students and teachers denounce “book bans.”

See the stunning video below! After the Texas MassResistance leader confronts Board, the book is gone within 48 hours.

January 19, 2023
Texas MassResistance leader Tracy Shannon points to Superintendent and says: "You should be fired because you approved this. It's on you."

One powerful activist can ignite the community and make a difference!

Humble, Texas is a suburb of Houston. The region is very conservative. But as in many “red” states, leftists campaign as conservatives and get elected to the School Board. The current chairman and others recently ran as a “conservative” slate and were endorsed by the local GOP and Tea Party (which sadly, are routinely clueless). Once elected, they proceeded to collude with the “woke” Superintendent to make lives miserable for pro-family parents who speak out.

Starting in August: Dozens of horrific sexual books were found in the school libraries

Our Texas MassResistance leader, Tracy Shannon, lives in the Humble school district. Starting last August 2022, Tracy began helping local parents deal with dozens of obscene sexual and other highly inappropriate books that they had found in their school district libraries.

Some of these books are beyond belief in their sexual depravity. But the position of the school officials was that the books were “educational” and the parents were ignorant extremists.

This is an example of what the School Board, Superintendent, and staff have termed "educational material" that "supports diversity."

Tracy began by going through the school’s arduous and bureaucratic “book challenge” process. She filed challenges for 35 books in all – about half during August and the other half in November. Tracy could easily see that the School Board had rigged the process against parents. In fact, between hearings and appeals and other “legalities,” the challenge process for these books could take over two years.

Even though none of the books were removed, a “banned books” hysteria broke out among school officials and leftists in the district.

The School Board cracks down on parents’ dissent

When parents began coming to testify about the books and complain, the Board took several outrageous steps to crack down on their dissent. We’ve seen nothing like this anywhere in the country!

The Humble District School Board and Superintendent.

Starting in August, the militant School Board chairman imposed an outrageous 1-minute limit on all public testimony (which is enforced by turning off the microphone). The deadline for signing up to testify is noon on the day of the meetings, so they know in advance who will be there. This has had the desired effect of keeping most people from bothering to show up. Often the “public testimony” portion of the School Board meetings lasts just over 5 minutes.

In addition, citizens are banned from taking photos or videos – not only during School Board meetings but anywhere on the property where the School Board meets. At one meeting, Tracy was recording herself in the hallway outside the School Board chambers, and the police threatened to arrest her. At another meeting, Tracy called a press conference on the grass outside the building, and the police came and forced her to leave. (Tracy has filed a legal complaint over this, which the school has appealed to the Attorney General!)

Thus, the only recordings that exist of School Board meetings are those that the administration produces itself, which it could edit before posting.

More intimidation of parents

Over the next few months, various school people spoke out at School Board meetings to intimidate parents over the obscene book controversy:

  • At one meeting, the Superintendent spoke (in rather insulting bureaucratese) about how these books are actually about “diversity” and that individual parents should work with the school if they had concerns about their individual children; but the books were staying! Parents were appalled. Tracy posted this video of Supt. Fagan’s comments, with the vulgar text of books, superimposed. (Caution!)
  • A former Humble school district teacher (who brags about being a member of a pro-LGBT church) addressed the meeting, comparing the parents to Nazi book-burners: “You don’t have to be a historian to know that the people banning the books are never the good guys.” See the video here.
  • Another former teacher came to thank the School Board for keeping the pornographic books in the library, because they help kids develop “quality reading skills,” and that “banning books is never the right answer.” Instead, she said, “Choice is the answer. Thank you for selecting books from quality selected authors from our students.” She looked right at Tracy while saying this.

Coaching kids to defend porn in their library

In late December, a Deputy Superintendent apparently made the decision to label one of the books that Tracy had challenged as “mature content.” This meant that it would require parental permission to be checked out. A wave of hysteria broke out over that one book being set aside! The “woke” school librarian placed the book on a special “banned books” shelf behind the librarian’s desk – to entice the kids.

One of the “woke” English teachers runs a far-left DEI (diversity-equity-inclusion) high school club called “Diversify Our Narrative.”  The club offers “anti-racist” lesson plans such as “The End of White Innocence” and links to lessons on gender identity and sexual orientation. Four girls from the club were coached to go to the next School Board meeting to stand up for their “intellectual rights” to read pornography.

At a fiery January School Board meeting – Tracy takes over!

On January 10, 2023, the School Board held its first meeting of the new year. The Board seemed ready to continue pushing back against parents.

When the public comments section began, the four high school students were called up to speak. They read from prepared scripts. They told the Board how “shocked” they were to see a shelf for banned books in the library, and how very important it was that no books be banned. They said that these are important books about “diversity” and “helping us understand ourselves” – that these books are especially needed because they help them “deal with their stress.”

The girls from the "Diversify our Narrative" club pose outside the School Board meeting before going in to testify and intimidate parents. This photo was posted on social media. Note that the Board's rule against taking photographs in the building doesn't apply to "approved" people.

Tracy spoke next. In her allotted minute she threw cold water on the girls’ arguments. She looked right at the Board, held up two of the books, and read from one of them, Fun Home. It was extremely graphic. She described the images of a boy ejaculating, females engaged in oral sex, and a chapter on “kink.”

Anyone hearing Tracy’s testimony would be sickened. But the School Board and Superintendent were totally unaffected. Just the opposite: Directly after the testimony, four of the Board members – including the Chairman, and Superintendent – gushed about how wonderful it was that the students took the time to come and speak. “Thank you for coming and thank you for expressing your concerns,” they said. “It’s always important to have you here and hear your voice … We want the students’ voice at the table.”

Here's the video clip of what happened [CAUTION: extremely filthy language]:

VIDEO: MassResistance throws cold water on "banned books" arguments at School Board meeting (7 min 13 sec)

The book Tracy read from gets officially “banned”!

Almost immediately after the January 10 meeting, social media began to burn up over Tracy’s testimony and the reaction by the School Board. Tracy sent out a document of quotes and sample pages from Fun Home. [Caution: graphic text and images.] Enormous outrage over that book from the conservative community hit the School Board members and school officials.

The day after the meeting, the school library's Internet system mysteriously was shut down. The following day it came back up, but Fun Home was nowhere to be found. The district also erased all the history of who had checked out the book, perhaps to avoid being sued.

On January 13, the district admitted that Fun Home had been removed from the library. The district blamed “Scholastic Publishing,” the vendor, who sent the book as part of a bundle. According to Tracy, the district sent Scholastic a “cease and desist letter.” (This should serve as a warning to parents not to trust Scholastic!)

None of these excuses has any credibility. The school staff is responsible for what it puts on its shelves. They could have just sent the book back. We’ve been assured that the librarians are experts and know how to select books and that we should not question them. In other words, they knew exactly what kind of a book it was.

Note that Fun Home did not need to go through the formal challenge process! It was an “informal” challenge process: The School Board just didn’t feel like taking more heat.

Tracy and her group are not finished! There are more books that will see community outrage!


Final thoughts

“Banned books” is a ploy promoted by the American Library Association (ALA) to push pornography and homosexuality. And gender confusion in children. They all admit this on their website.

It’s not surprising that leftist public officials lie about almost everything. They care much more about approval from their “woke” friends and allies than the welfare of children. The school staffers who bring these books (and defend them) should be fired - and probably sent to jail.

Tracy attempted to donate The Health Hazards of Homosexuality to the school district to offer a more honest discussion of LGBT issues. She was told the district only allows books that are reviewed by certain professional organizations, all of which are affiliated in some way with the ALA. That is called “gatekeeping.” Recall that the ALA also fought to prevent the Child Internet Protection Act from requiring libraries to put porn filters on computers used by children in public libraries.

Finally, Tracy reports that her group has already recruited two candidates to run in the Humble District School Board elections this May against incumbents.

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NPR Promotes Pornography for Kids



SEE: https://pjmedia.com/culture/matt-margolis/2023/01/09/npr-promotes-pornography-for-kids-n1659974;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Conservatives have been calling for the defunding of National Public Radio (NPR) for years now because of its blatant political bias, but now they have a new reason to deprive the news outlet of its federal funding.

This week, NPR published a misleading and disturbing essay by Maia Kobabe, the author of Gender Queer, a controversial graphic memoir documenting Kobabe’s journey to coming out as “nonbinary.” In addition to being “nonbinary,” Kobabe has nonsensical “preferred pronouns.”

Kobabe laments in her NPR essay that Gender Queer has become the most challenged book in public school libraries. “Several conservative politicians made book banning a major talking point of their campaigns,” she wrote. “There were so many challenges in such quick succession before the end of the year that I literally could not keep track of them all.”

Related: NPR Releases Hardcore Abortion Porn Audio to Savor on Your Morning Commute

By Kobabe’s telling, the book is challenged because of discrimination. “I was obviously already aware that queer, trans, and nonbinary narratives often receive pushback.” But this is incredibly misleading. In fact, Gender Queer is most often challenged because it contains graphic depictions of minors participating in sex acts — a detail Kobabe conveniently omits in her essay.

She was, however, questioned about the graphic nature of some of the illustrations in an interview with NPR. “Let me ask you this. Some of the criticism is about how explicit the book is. There are some graphic panels where you’re describing some of your sexual encounters. Did you consider doing less graphic versions of those scenes?” NPR’s Claire Murashima asked.

“You know, I really didn’t,” Kobabe said. “I drew as much as I felt like I needed to tell the story that I was trying to tell and get the points across that I was trying to make.”

Kobabe insists that her book could have been even more explicit. Opponents of the book say it is pornographic — and having seen screenshots of the illustrations, I can say this characterization is correct — which means it has no business in public libraries or school libraries. That NPR is promoting this book and giving a platform to the author, who is clearly a groomer, is disturbing. So, yes, NPR is promoting pornography aimed at grooming young children.

Last year, NPR also broadcasted a segment about “queer” sex education, which, among other things, denounced the “terrible lie” that STDs make one “dirty.”

It’s long overdue for NPR to lose its federal funding. Promoting pornography that targets kids should be the last straw.

American Library Association training video exposes how public libraries collude with the LGBT movement to quash opposition to obscene books for children. Warns about MassResistance organizing successfully to stop them!

SEE: https://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen4/22d/ALA-training-video-exposed/index.html;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

ALA trains library officials across the country how to thwart parents & public officials – and how to “handle” the media.

They admit their goal is to “change the lives” of children through LGBT propaganda and pornography.

December 6, 2022
The American Library Association trains librarians that protecting children from pornography constitutes unacceptable "censorship."

For years the far-left American Library Association (ALA) has been working closely with national LGBT groups to train library officials how to thwart and demonize parents and public officials opposed to the obscene and pornographic books for children and teenagers being placed in public libraries and schools.

Parents have always naïvely assumed there is a level playing field when they “challenge” a terrible book in their public library or school, and that the books had gotten there by mistake. In fact, librarians are purposely pushing these books, and when parents try to complain they come up against a well-oiled machine.

Our friend Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries uncovered an ALA training video from May 2020 – over two years ago – that lays out the details. It also describes how the ALA considers MassResistance to be a national force in helping parents derail their efforts. The ALA said it’s also actively opposing anti-pornography groups.

The hour-long training webinar was produced by the ALA’s Orwellian “Office for Intellectual Freedom” (OIF) which organizes the defense of child and teenage pornography across the country. The presenters included the president of GLAAD (a leading national LGBT group), the director of OIF, two local library directors, and others.

VIDEO: ALA training for library officials to counter 'book banning' attempts (1 hr. 5 min.)

Here’s what viewers learned:

“A team effort” to change lives

“This is a team effort - we’re all in this together,” they were told. OIF promotes camaraderie and passion for what they are doing. And “don’t let parents bully you.”  There was clear animosity and resentment toward the family and traditional religious values.

They recommend to publicly use feel-good slogans such as “libraries are for everyone,” “we need to include the entire communities,” etc. But privately, as one presenter emphasized, the purpose of pushing these books on children is to “change lives.” Librarians need to “accelerate acceptance for the LGBT community” – i.e., to change children’s perception of sex, “gender” issues, and LGBT behaviors.

None of them are concerned about how being exposed to homosexual pornography actually changes – and greatly harms – the lives of children.

Library directors tell their stories about thwarting parents

A library director in a conservative suburb of Wichita, Kansas talked about how he defeated parents who were challenging transgender books for young children.

Pro-LGBT library director from a conservative suburb of Wichita, Kansas.

He started by confronting their concerns with stock phrases: “We are buying books for the entire community.” “It’s the parents’ responsibility to determine what’s appropriate for their kids.”  “We’re promoting access to materials so people can make their own decisions, not a particular point of view.”

When the parents asked that the books be moved to the adult section, he told them, “The target audience is children – and that’s where the books belong.”

Eventually the parents wanted to challenge the books for removal. More than anything, he emphasized that the challenge “process” is an important tool for derailing opposition. Basically, this means having an official, written bureaucratic methodology where the parents must fill out “challenge” forms for each book, and then the books are “evaluated” by a committee of library officials. It’s all very orderly and official. But it’s completely rigged, and ultimately, no books are ever removed.

When the parents got upset about this and complained, he said, the library board “wisely” decided to do away with public comment at their meetings.

A library director in Huntington Beach, CA, showed the group how she successfully kept the toxic pornographic LGBT sex book for teenagers, Gender Queer, in the library when a local woman came in upset about it. They were able to take off the woman’s edge by making her admit she didn’t have a library card.

Leftist library director from Huntington Beach, CA - in relatively conservative Orange County.

But the key, the library director said, was that they had a strong policy. “We already had in place a policy and a procedure and a form for people to fill out.” The staff was very well trained on how to deal with parents who came in to challenge books. They made the woman go through the entire process. And, of course, the book was ultimately kept on the shelves. “The process is very important,” the library director repeated.

The library also monitored the local social media to see what the woman was saying to others in the community and reported everything to the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

The library director’s message: The parents are the ones with an agenda. They are targeting the library. None of this is the fault of the library staffers.

Warning about parent groups – including MassResistance

It’s one thing to deal with individual parents or ad-hoc local groups that are easy to defeat. But when they get help from experienced conservative groups that know how to fight back with strong arguments and tactics, that’s when the ALA gets worried.

Director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, who is also an attorney.

The Office for Intellectual Freedom director warned the viewers:

Some of these false narratives that are introduced about these books are being brought in by outsiders or people trying to corrupt children, particularly by advocacy groups like MassResistance who has been very successful recently in trying to establish local chapters, by the way, to influence not only state legislation but library policy, you need to challenge it right away. And GLAAD can help you with that.

She also said that the ALA is tracking “anti-porn” groups which have gotten involved. They don’t want any public connection made with pornography.

National LGBT group helps local libraries fight the battle

The president of GLAAD said that when library officials are dealing with organized opposition in the community from parents objecting to the books, they should feel free to call GLAAD for help. GLAAD will get involved.

President of the national LGBT activist organization GLAAD.

“This is what we deal with. We build out a campaign to help drown that out,” she said. GLAAD is especially good at getting pieces published in the media to punch back. “We can help be your defense – and your offense.”

She explained that these parents are “a handful of very vocal people.” But they are attacking libraries. They are extremists, against the freedom to read. And the community needs to be informed that the majority of people support these LGBT books and this agenda.

Dealing with the media properly is important, she explained. GLAAD gives specialized media training to library officials. One of her tactics is to get local homosexuals and transgenders to “humanize” these books by comparing them to their personal stories.

In particular, she said, “Don’t let journalists include both sides of the story.” They should only include the side of the “marginalized communities.” That doesn’t just apply to the media. She also warned that public libraries should never give in to showing both sides of the LGBT issue in their programs or displays, etc. There is only one side that must be represented.

She also coaches on how to deal with parents who organize opposition against the local library boards. Among other tips for library officials: “Use local LGBTQ centers in your town. They can help.”

Working to derail pro-family laws in state legislatures

The ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom is also working in various state legislatures to derail bills that would establish “parental oversight boards” and other pro-parent legislation. The OIF director said that they “monitor” pro-family groups around the country to see what bills they might be helping introduce. And they form “strong coalitions” with other leftist groups and their lobbyists to stop pro-family efforts in state legislatures.

The ALA’s sustained message to legislators is that “libraries are essential and necessary for the education of the community” and that pro-family parents are “attacking” libraries. They also develop specialized “messaging” to sway middle-of-the-road (and conservative) legislators.

They work diligently to “reframe” the issue from the fact that these materials are sexually inappropriate for minors, she said. Instead, promote them to legislators as “diverse materials” that are about “inclusion, fairness, and protection” and “everybody’s right to see themselves and their families reflected in the books in the public library.” “Everyone is a taxpayer.”

(Note: Dan Kleinman has submitted a formal ethics complaint about the ALA efforts to re-frame pornography as “diverse materials.”)

Report everything to the ALA!

In the end, everyone was told to report everything to the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. The OIF office will track it and help get libraries the resources to fight the parents, officials, media, or anyone else who’s getting in the way.

The ALA's Orwellian Office for Intellectual Freedom gives resources and support to libraries across America to confront parents.

Final thoughts

One of the biggest problems we face is that the average person cannot imagine that this is really happening in their libraries and schools. Normal people would be sickened at the idea of making pornography available to innocent and vulnerable children. But over the years, libraries across the country have attracted people whose character is so debased that they not only do it but are even sadistic about keeping distraught parents from knowing about it or doing anything to curtail it.

Their well-tuned systematic methods to deceive and demonize parents and conservative public officials is very difficult for the average person to overcome.

But as they are forced to admit, MassResistance – which has been in this battle for decades – has been effective in helping parents across the country derail their freight train of horror. And as our activists successfully did recently in Wyoming, a good first step is to demand that the library cut ties with the American Library Association.

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Priest Advocates Porn for Overstressed Clergy

Priests like Fr. Backhaus are no longer rare exceptions in the Church.


SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/priest-advocates-porn-for-overstressed-clergy/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse in the Catholic Church, Father Hermann Backhaus, a priest of the Diocese of Münster, Germany, proves you wrong. In a recent interview, Backhaus said that consuming pornography “can have a relieving effect” on celibate clergy.

Does a priest recommend pornography to fellow priests? It sounds strange at first—even a bit queer. But if you read below the headlines, you discover that Fr. Backhaus is also a psychologist. And, of course, psychologists speak with authority—even on moral issues.

At least, that’s what Fr. Backhaus seems to believe. He is quite proud of being a psychologist and mentions the fact several times during the interview.  For example: “I not only have a degree in psychology, but also a graduate degree in moral theology. But in our institution, I work as a psychologist who is also a priest—and not the other way around.”

In other words, for Fr. Backhaus, a degree in psychology trumps a degree in moral theology. “As a psychologist,” he said, “I do not judge or condemn porn consumption.”

Being a psychologist, however, does not prevent him from judging those who do judge porn consumption as wrong. Even Pope Francis comes in for criticism for having recently warned that porn provides the devil an entry point into the soul. “To bring the devil in connection with pornography,” says Backhaus, “is a very strong statement. I don’t know if Francis is not rather working against his intention than promoting it.”

As Fr. Backhaus correctly discerns, Francis’s main intention all along has been to promote a permissive attitude toward sexual activity. He may from time to time say something to pacify traditional Catholics, but his real intentions are revealed in his hirings and firings. LGBT-supportive prelates are invariably promoted, while traditional clergy are regularly demoted.

If Francis really believed that pornography was a danger to the soul, he would immediately prohibit Backhaus from counseling priests, and send him off to a remote monastery for a few years of prayer and contemplation– sans cell phone.

What’s much more likely, however, is that like other activists for sexual permissiveness such as Fr. James Martin, Fr. Backhaus will be invited to meet with Francis in a private audience. Shortly after, we can expect to see him given an influential post—perhaps in the Dicastery for Culture and Education. That institution is now headed by Francis appointee Cardinal Jose Tolentino de Mendonca, who, according to Rorate Caeli, “was well known in the Portuguese Church for being the absolutely most fabulous fabuloso of the whole fabulousness.”

One of Fr. Backhaus’s chief concerns is that priests are often lonely and overstressed. His solution to the problem is more pornography and more masturbation for their “relieving effect.” At the Dicastery of Education, he would have the time and resources for further research in the area. Perhaps the final result would be a patented product available on Amazon. It could be called “Father Backhaus’s fast relief technique for overstressed clergy.”

Meanwhile, despite what Fr. Backhaus may think, other psychologists are doubtful about the beneficial effects of pornography. For many people in our society, pornography has become a serious addiction and one of the leading causes of divorce as well. As with other forms of addiction—such as drug addiction—repeated use leads to a higher tolerance. Just as drug users eventually seek higher doses or more powerful substances, porn addicts also seek stronger stimulation–often in depictions of multiple-partner sex acts, and/or sadomasochistic sex.

In the real world, moreover, pornography leads not to stress relief but to dissatisfaction with one’s spouse, increased marital tension, and an increased incidence of marital infidelity. In fact, even in marriages where there is no actual infidelity, pornography use is experienced by both spouses—the guilty one and the aggrieved one—as an act of infidelity.

One supposes that clergy who consume pornography would also experience it as an act of infidelity. Catholic clergy take vows of chastity, and Catholic teaching explicitly condemns pornography and masturbation as sins against chastity. If a priest has a healthy conscience, we would expect him to be bothered by these infidelities, and try harder to overcome them.

On the other hand, Fr. Backhaus wants priests to deaden their consciences and give in to their temptations. After all, he says, pornography is “something that is normal in our society.” And he notes that “about 95 percent of men and 90 percent of women admit during counseling that they have had experiences with masturbation.”

Fr. Backhaus ought to ask for a tuition refund for his program in moral theology. That’s because he’s making very basic mistakes in moral reasoning. He confuses “normality” with morality. He reasons that if everybody’s doing it, it must be okay. But, as every parent knows, following the crowd is not always good advice. About 100 percent of men and women have told lies at one time or another in their lives. I guess that makes lying “normal” in our society but it certainly doesn’t make it okay.

The “everybody’s doing it” argument usually goes along with the “let’s be realistic” argument. And sure enough, Fr. Backhaus uses that argument too. Citing his authority as a psychologist, he says “we start from real life, that is reality.” He then proceeds to cite the data on the prevalence of masturbation.

What Backhaus forgets, however, is that owning slaves once seemed perfectly normal, natural, and acceptable. Meanwhile, those who thought that slavery should be abolished were told that they had to be realistic.

But being realistic about human nature is to recognize that humans are not purely natural creatures who can safely follow whatever impulses “come naturally.” Rather, according to Christian tradition and teaching, people are meant to live on both the natural and supernatural levels. And the proper order of things is for the supernatural to take precedence over the natural.

But through their sin, Adam and Eve upset the proper order of things. According to the Catholic Catechism, their sin was “an abuse of the freedom” (387) given by God, by which they fell from their original state of holiness into a state of sin.

Prior to the Fall, man exercised a “mastery of self” (377). After the Fall, however, “the control of the soul’s spiritual faculties over the body is shattered” (400), and man becomes a slave to sin.

One can dismiss all of this as nothing more than an ancient myth, but it’s difficult to deny that the ancient “myth” fits the facts of human nature more closely than the vast majority of philosophical and psychological explanations.

After forgiving the woman caught in adultery, Jesus tells the Jews who had believed in him, “Truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin” (Jn 8.34). And this is exactly the way many repeat sinners experience their sins. The alcoholic knows that he shouldn’t take another drink, but he can’t help himself. The porn addict knows that his habit is damaging his marriage, but he can’t resist the temptation. The verbally abusive husband knows he shouldn’t shout at his wife, but he can’t control his impulses.

In short, habitual sin takes away our freedom not to sin, and we truly become slaves to sin.

Herr Father Backhaus thinks that by encouraging priests to watch porn (or in some cases, more porn), he is freeing them both from stress and guilt. But in reality, he is setting them on a road that may lead them into spiritual slavery. At that point, other, more mature priests and psychologists will need to be called in to see if they can undo the damage.

The bad news is that priests like Fr. Backhaus are no longer rare exceptions in the Church. As anyone who pays attention can now see, the Catholic establishment is getting wackier by the day.

The good news is that the nuttiness has become so extreme and so visible that more and more Catholics are noticing. And that includes more of those who can actually do something about the situation.

In my next piece, I plan to detail some of the good news. Stay tuned.

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William Kilpatrick

William Kilpatrick is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. His books include Christianity, Islam, and Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West, What Catholics Need to Know About Islam, and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Jihad.

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