Obscene Books (continued)

Our critics accuse us of book banning and censorship. The American Library Association defines “banning” as the “removal or restriction of materials based on the objections of a person or group.”  And if that is the case, we reply, “Guilty as charged.”  However, this definition is dishonest on its face.  Are we really trying to ban BOOKS from schools?  Or are we trying to ban obscenity and pornography?  A child can see the difference.  We leave it to you to decide whether that makes us wild-eyed ‘book burners’ or merely decent people with a conscience trying to protect the minds and hearts of impressionable kids in our own community.

Here’s a question for our critics. Some of these books are written at a grade school level. Would they remove these books if they were discovered in one of our grade school libraries? If so, that means that they too are a ‘book banners.’  This question also shows that this is not really an argument about banning books. It’s about where to draw the line on content for kids. Someone who is never willing to draw a line is an extremist (who BTW, should never occupy a seat on a school board…)   

This is not a censorship issue either. Most people do not realize that federal law actually addresses obscenity. Obscenity is not protected under the First Amendment right to free speech. Violating federal obscenity laws is a criminal offense. Distribution of obscene material to minors under the age of 16 is prohibited. This is NOT a censorship issue.

Speaking of censorship critics will often say silly things like we are trying to restrict students’ access to ideas different than our own–as if schools aren’t already doing that. Take a look at our school libraries. Why aren’t there equal numbers of both positive and negative books about things like climate change, capitalism, immigration, CRT, transgenderism etc? There is NEVER parity on topics like this. In most cases it’s not even close. On certain topics there are NO books that reflect the beliefs and values of the majority of parents and community members.

Likewise, is there any greater example of true censorship than D211 school policy requiring teachers and students to participate in someone else’s gender confusion–thereby censoring real, constitutionally protected free speech?

Who is actually restricting students’ access to ideas different from their own?

Ultimately, school policy must inevitably reflect someone’s beliefs and moral values. Until the Perfect Ruler comes, we believe that our schools should reflect the values of the majority of parents and residents of D211. It is they who pay for these schools and whose children are being educated. Our schools should NOT be a one-sided reflection of the values of educators–whether those educators are convinced they know better than parents or not. It’s no secret that they are by and large, much more left leaning than the average citizen.

We must resist the temptation to argue about book banning and censorship and keep the focus on the real problem: obscene and pornographic material is being put into the hands of minor children by their schools. There is no shortage of edifying books and materials with which to stock classrooms and school libraries. A good education has NEVER required exposure to sexually explicit books and materials–and it never will.

If we hope to protect children it is imperative that we get the news out to our community. The ‘silent majority’ must break their silence, stand up, speak up and VOTE for school board members who will stand against the sexualization of children in our schools. In the upcoming election, four seats will be open, so it will be possible to actually gain a majority on the board and put an end to the abuse. We hope you will join us in this endeavor. Share your email with us and we will keep you posted. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

Sincerely,

The New Hope Community Church School Task Force

Why Doesn’t Our School Board Do Something About This?

The short answer to that question is that the majority of our school board members do not really represent us. They are supposed to, but they do not. There are some reasons for this that may surprise you. Here is the first. You may not realize it, but the teacher’s union and other school employee unions were directly involved in getting three of our board members elected: Board President Klimkowicz, McGowan, and Bradley.

​Here’s how it works: The unions chose them to run. Then, they coordinated and financed their campaigns using union money and union workers. Union members (school employees) are told who to vote for and turned out in droves to vote for them on Election Day. And because most residents do not vote in these off-season (April) elections, they won. 

In the end, our district ended up with union members on one side of the negotiating table and school board members (whom they helped to elect) on the other. This has been going on for decades; leaving the community with no voice and no real representation. If this strikes you as a colossal conflict of interest, it is! It’s an outrageous situation. We do not involve ourselves in electing representatives for the unions and they should not be involved in electing representatives for us. It used to be illegal for government employees to unionize for just this reason. 

You may also be surprised to find out that incumbent board member Kim Cavill is a sex educator who hosts podcasts for kids as young as middle school with titles such as “All About Anal”(no longer available), “Creating Queer Inclusive Spaces for Kids” and “Can Boys Wear Dresses?” See her podcasts HERE. There is too much to say about her here, but you can read MORE.

So there you have it; three union lackeys and one radical sex educator. On a seven member school board that’s a majority–even without Steven Rosenblum who voted for the National Sex Ed Standards.

Electing a school board that is responsive to the community would be a total game-changer. Mark your calendars! You can apply for your mail-in ballot TODAY and early in-person voting begins March 20 for the April 4 school board election. See our voter guide for MORE INFORMATION.

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