West Virginia lawmakers are taking an unprecedented action against libraries to protect kids

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Every cultural center for kids is being taken over by radical ideologues who hope to indoctrinate them.

Libraries have become a place where parents feel the need to check every book before allowing their kids to read them.

Now West Virginia lawmakers are taking an unprecedented action against libraries to protect kids.

Parents push back on books featuring “fellatio, sex toys, masturbation, and violent nudity”

Parents across the country have been standing up in recent years over pornographic materials being provided in public school libraries. 

The trend began in 2021 in one of the largest school districts in the country when parents were made aware of the explicit content being offered in the schools.

Parents in the district were outraged and one mother named Stacy Langton expressed her anger at a school board meeting in September of that year. 

Langton explained to the board that books in their school library had illustrations of “fellatio, sex toys, masturbation, and violent nudity.”

Proponents for the materials argued that the books were only being made available in high schools. 

But some books featured elementary aged children in the story. 

Langton cited the book Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe, which “describes a fourth-grade boy performing oral sex on an adult male.” 

None of this is normal and Langton argued that these materials were “offensive to common decency.”

Lawmakers seek to remove criminal exemptions for public institutions

West Virginia is taking major action to stop these books from being pushed into public spaces where children can get their hands on them. 

House Bill 4654 is under consideration in the West Virginia legislature.

If passed, it would remove criminal exemptions for institutions that provide “obscene materials” to children.

Currently, schools, public libraries, and museums are exempt from being charged with providing these books to children even though normal citizens would be charged. 

At a hearing for the House Judiciary Committee, advocates for the bill read from multiple books to give examples of the obscenity. 

One book entitled Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human, had already been removed in one county. 

But it was still available in several public-school libraries around the state. 

The lawmakers want to see the books removed from every institution.

Proponents of these pornographic materials stand behind personal “freedom”

The Republicans have received both support and condemnation for the proposed changes to state law. 

Daniel Curry, a pastor at Camden Avenue Church of Christ in Parkersburg, West Virginia, said that adults in the state should have the “God-given responsibility” to prevent children from reading this type of content.

Wood County parent Jessica Rowley said she found the material in the library at Parkersburg South High School.

However, it was put there by the principal. 

Rowley asked state officials if they would want their own children reading these books.

Opponents of the legislation said that “freedom” is at stake if the bill passes both chambers in the state legislature. 

The director of the Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library, Brian Raitz, said that the legislature shouldn’t be the “gatekeeper” of these materials and that “parents have the best ability” to protect their children from this content.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.