‘Bigots vs groomers’ article

| 20 Nov 2023 | 12:10

    Although Becca Tucker’s article on the “existential book battle” purported to accurately portray the ideological positions of both the “bigots” and the “groomers,” it pretty much sided with those who are comfortable with continuing the “Moms for Liberty wants to get rid of books that are hurting their feelings” narrative.

    As long as journalists such as Tucker insist on framing this issue as “banning vs. not banning books,” the general public remains shielded from the fact that pornographic material does indeed exist within a number of books in Delaware Valley School District middle and high school libraries.

    We parents have asked for a comprehensive list of library books containing graphic sexual content and have been told no such list exists. How, then, can we let the librarian know which books to keep our child from checking out? The vast majority of parents do not want their children exposed to explicit sexual content. Why is this so hard to understand? We want to protect our children from exposure to pornography, which in many cases leads to long-term addiction. It’s as simple as that.

    Kerry K. Williams

    Pike County