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Virginia Public Schools Reinstates Two Books Despite Complaints of Pedophilia and Pornography

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Fairfax County Public Schools has reinstated two books despite complaints from parents that the literature depicted and legitimized obscene and pedophilic material. Parents confronted the school board with the graphic images contained in the books beginning in September. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) announced the books were restored to libraries after two committees reviewed them.

The books, “Lawn Boy” and “Gender Queer” have been determined by the District as helpful to the LGBTQ community. Fox News reports “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison includes long sections of a boy reminiscing about explicit experiences he had at 10 years old. “Gender Queer: A Memoir” is by Maia Kobabe and includes photos of sexual acts between a boy and a man.

Virginia mother and president of Parents Defending Education, Nicole Nelly, told Fox News last week, “It’s appalling that Fairfax County’s response to parental feedback is to quibble over the definition of ‘pedophilia’ and to shame and denigrate families who are concerned about this material.”

“By attempting to normalize this content – and reinstating these books under cover of darkness right before Thanksgiving break – FCPS has demonstrated that in their eyes, parental input is a bug, not a feature, in the system” added Nelly.

In an interview with Fox News, Stacy Langton, one of the mothers who first confronted the school board, says “plenty” of Democrats and liberals are also calling her to say they “don’t want their kids exposed to this in school…this is FCPS coming out and explicitly saying they are in favor of porn in schools for your children.”

FCPS, however, claims that two committees comprised of school administrators, librarians, parents, and students determined that the books did not contain pedophilia, nor did they violate regulations by including obscene material.

“The decision reaffirms FCPS’s ongoing commitment to provide diverse reading materials that reflect on our student population, allowing every child an opportunity to see themselves reflected in literary characters” said FCPS in a released statement.

“Both reviews concluded that the books were valuable in their potential to reach marginalized youth who may struggle to find relatable literary characters that reflect their personal journeys” the statement continued.

Michael Sabbeth, Colorado attorney and author of “The Good, The Bad & The Difference: How to Talk With Children About Values” says “the Board’s assertion cleverly employs a logical fallacy—a strawman argument.”

While the board’s “refutation alleges the material affirms students with ‘marginalized identities’ and acknowledges the ‘difficulties nonbinary and asexual individuals may face’, their justification ignores and fails to negate allegations of obscenity, pornography and or pedophilia” states Sabbeth.

“Ironically, the Board’s justification demeans those it alleges to support. If, for example, pedophilia is in a book, arguing it helps youngsters is morally beneath contempt. To virtuously support those individuals, the Board need do no more than advance this unambiguous message: Treat all people respectfully” Sabbeth concludes.

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  1. Karen

    November 29, 2021 at 9:25 am

    We had the same book, Gender Queer in our school library . Our school district has this available to 6-8 9-12!!! The parents, grandparents and others bombarded the district, it was removed for about one week. The Library Media Specialist deemed it just fine and guess what? It’s back on the shelf! We are a tiny district about 50 miles north of NYC. A very conservative town. 90% of our school board has lost their minds. We have had an influx of progressives in the last year. Our district K- 12 has about 950 students. We feel helpless and are wondering if law enforcement can confiscate the pirn

    • Wyoming

      December 3, 2021 at 12:22 pm

      The immediate solution is not rocket science. REMOVE YOUR CHILDREN FROM THE SCHOOL !
      While you are standing around wringing your hands wondering ‘what to do’ your children are being damaged and defiled.

    • TIGGS BENOIT

      December 6, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      How about you guys get together and hire a competent lawyer and sue those responsible? Crying over something like this accomplishes nothing. It is time to fight back. How about weekly marches in front of the school or the board offices? The time has come to fight back, and get out of your lethargy and learned helplessness. And teach your children, by george, you must take an active part against this brainwashing.. if you do it right it will backfire on the culprits.

  2. Michigan J Frogg

    November 30, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Gee, I remember a time when porn, of any type, written or depicted, was illegal to possess in a school or on it’s property. When child porn was illegal to possess, written or depicted, anywhere and if caught with it, made you subject to jail time. Thanks to the left, that’s all been changed and our kids are now subjects for the depraved to accost.

  3. Amy

    November 30, 2021 at 8:25 am

    It sickens me what we are doing to the children.

  4. Paco

    November 30, 2021 at 9:15 am

    You are not dealing with ‘people’, you are dealing with minions of the devil. The orders come down from him, and to them, those orders are paramount. YOU mean nothing. Destroy society, destroy freedom, destroy families, destroy the U.S., etc., THAT is all that matters to the devil. “All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing”. Doing ‘something’ means to pray AND stand firm for what is RIGHT ….. and not leave it up to someone else.

    • Wyoming

      December 3, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Exactly.

  5. Larry Folds

    November 30, 2021 at 11:09 am

    This school district is pushing child sexual exploitation and they should be charged with crimes.

  6. Michael

    November 30, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    I believe school boards are elected. This board is obviously composed of a majority of sexual perverts. Perhaps at a little more attention next election. Few things are more important than educating our children. Look how education has failed the current board.

    • Wyoming

      December 3, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      The school board should most certainly be voted OUT.
      But in the meantime, children are being damaged and defiled and need to be REMOVED NOW from the school!

  7. D3F1ANT

    November 30, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    swipe the books and throw them in the trash. When they’re replaced…swipe them again. Democrats would call that activism!

  8. CaptRebel

    December 1, 2021 at 11:34 am

    All of this only reinforces how stupid it is to risk imprisonment for having child porn on personal computers when all they had to do was ask their kid to check out said porn for them from the elementary school library.

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Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’

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Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social,  “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”

Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”

It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.

Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.

And the escalation of war is visible.

Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.

Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.

Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”

The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”

F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.

Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.

 

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