Should children in California elementary schools be given books that outright encourage them to experiment sexually at a young age?
Worse, should children in elementary schools be given a book that suggests going onto the internet to meet people for sexual encounters and how to take revealing pictures and share them over the internet?
You may think that there’s no way a teacher or school administrator would ever be allowed to distribute these materials without being fired — or even possibly arrested — but books that contain these and other pornographic materials are being distributed to youth in many California public school districts.
“These books contain actual pornography that would make grown adults blush — and worse, these books encourage youth to engage in extremely dangerous activities like talking to strangers online,” says Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California.
“We know from law enforcement that the number one tool used by sexual predators to groom and solicit minors for sex is the internet — and here you have materials being distributed to elementary school kids encouraging them to talk to strangers on the internet,” DeMaio warns.
After Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released the titles of pornographic books found in his state’s schools, Reform California found that the same books are widely distributed in California school districts. Among the books flagged as inappropriate:
Even before DeSantis released his list of controversial books, parents in a number of California school districts had discovered inappropriate books and took their concerns to local school boards and the media.
But when parents and concerned citizens demand that these materials be removed from public schools, Democrat politicians who control the school board and liberal media outlets dismiss their concerns and falsely drive a narrative of the effort being about opposing acceptance of gays and lesbians.
“California Democrats and the liberal media have been running cover for these books under the guise that they merely include LGBT-affirming topics,” explains DeMaio — who himself is openly gay.
“This has nothing to do with respecting gays and lesbians — we want to treat everyone with dignity and respect — but this is about the dangerous and inappropriate sexualization of our children at a young age,” DeMaio notes.
“Do you notice how every story on this controversy presented by the media omits any references to the titles of the books being questioned?” DeMaio asks.
“The media knows if their viewers and readers actually looked up the content of these books, their false narrative that this is somehow an anti-gay effort would blow up in their face and the voters would demand the books in question be removed from schools,” DeMaio continues.
DeMaio points to the recent “Book Ban Hoax” press conference that Fl. Governor Ron DeSantis held in Florida, which aimed to showcase the explicit material in grade schools that Florida Republicans are attempting to shield children from. Several news stations, like WFLA, had to cut their feeds because they were not permitted to show graphic content of that nature on television.
DeMaio believes the reason is the media simply didn’t want the public to see the book titles and content because it would expose the false narrative the media has perpetuated on this controversy for months.
DeMaio says the next step is to get parents in every school district to conduct “self-audits” of library books and curriculum to flag any inappropriate materials.
Besides calling for a thorough audit of California school libraries to expose more sexually graphic content, DeMaio and Reform California are also sponsoring a campaign to elect school board members that listen to parents’ concerns and put children ahead of ideology.
“Recruiting and electing good school board members will go a long way toward fixing this indoctrination — school boards can audit, review, and remove these graphic books from districts,” explained DeMaio.
“But we can’t fight back without the help of concerned parents and community members, so join the campaign today,” he concluded.