A lot of Republicans across the country have been working hard to keep kids safe from dangerous groomers who want to sexualize them. It’s a big win for Republicans when they can stop schools and public libraries from giving kids access to pornographic materials.
In the past, we showed examples of the trash that young children can access in the name of LGBTQ acceptance. You’ve probably also heard stories about angry parents who don’t want schools and libraries to have this stuff and even give it to their kids.
It’s crazy to think that this fight needs to happen, but the radical left is determined to expose kids to pornography and is working hard against efforts to remove it from schools.
Senate Bill 2421, euphemistically called the “Freedom to Read Act,” was introduced by Democrats in New Jersey last week. It exempts librarians and teachers from state obscenity rules and gives them money if they are criticized for reading it.
I wish I could say I was kidding.
There are state senators. Andrew Zwicker and Teresa Ruiz are the main people who worked on this bill.
Under current state law, it is illegal to give obscene material to minors. The bill wants to change these laws by adding that “an affirmative defense to a prosecution […] that the defendant is a teaching staff member, including a library specialist, who is engaged in the person’s duties…”
This means that the rules against obscenity that protect kids do not cover teachers and librarians. What does the law in New Jersey say exactly is offensive material? “Obscene material” is defined by current law as any representation of certain body parts or sexual activities in pictures, sound recordings, publications, live performances, or films that uses posing, composition, format, or moving sensual details to evoke “sensuality with enough impact to create prurient interest.” Usually, this means showing male and female genitalia, female breasts, and different sexual acts.
Now, ask yourself why a teacher or librarian would need to be protected by the law if they showed kids inappropriate information. Not only does the bill do this, it also protects those teachers from losing their jobs if they refuse to take down those materials from school. These teachers would be considered “members of a protected class” and would be protected by rules against discrimination.
They aren’t even trying to hide what they want anymore. This is the bill, which you can read for yourself. It doesn’t try to hide what they want to do. They are guarding teachers and libraries who let kids see pornographic books and movies.
Author: Blake Ambrose