As State Farm Insurance learned recently, partnering with groups and leading the charge to get books on sexually perverse, gender-bending ideology into the hands of elementary school aged children will backfire when concerned parents step up.

Partnering with a group called GenderCool, State Farm first denied, and then admitted to distributing LGBTQ books to public and school libraries that were targeted specifically to children.  As Family Research Council noted, “good neighbors” don’t assault the innocence of kids who are still learning their ABC’s.
Although State Farm made an extremely weak attempt to please both sides, and ended up upsetting both, the issue remains something diligent parents should be on the lookout for.

CAVEAT – This was a corporate headquarter decision by State Farm. Although many agents have participated, there are countless others who share our values.

Fortunately, Maddie V. in Homer, Alaska took the initiative to stand up when she found very disturbing and completely inappropriate books in the Homer Public Library children’s section recently.

Read her short testimony and if you’re in the Homer area, sign her petition. If you know someone in that area, share this column. If you’re curious whether your own public or school library carries any of the books listed below, ask. And then take action. Alaska Family Action is here to equip and engage people just like Maddie to protect their children and stand up for what’s right. To impress upon our children what is true and right and natural.

I looked up a few of the books Maddy sent me. One that was particularly disturbing, although they’re all truly inappropriate, is the book titled “They, She, He, Me: Free to Be!”  It is surreal and disconcerting to watch a young women read these nonsensical lies in a sing-songy, innocent fashion aimed at such young kids. Watch it HERE and realize we’re in a true battle for the hearts and minds of our future.


My name is Maddy. As a mother of three children under the age of 4, I spend a lot of time reading picture books.

When I take my children to the library, I encourage them to browse through the stacks of books and select the ones that jump out.

But these days I feel less and less comfortable with encouraging this behavior because some of the books mixed in the stacks are promoting LGBTQ ideology:

— Julian is a Mermaid 

— Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress 

— Two Grooms on a Cake: The Story of America’s First Gay Wedding 

— Sex is a Funny Word 

— They, She, He, Me: Free to Be! 

— Red: A Crayon’s Story 

I do not think these books are appropriate for impressionable little minds, and I think that at the very least parents should be the ones selecting these books for their children if that is something they want to introduce to their children.

If you think these books, and others like them, should be moved to the adult section of the Homer Public Library, sign my petition, and then share it with your friends.

— The petition online:

— The site for the petition:

— Contact email for the petition:

Thank you so very much.


If you think that kids don’t need to stumble across picture books promoting drag queens and cross dressing.

If you still believe that pronouns are meant to describe factual realities and are not an arbitrary, self-declaration of perceived identity.

If you hold to the ancient history notion that we all agreed on ten years ago that kids should not have to think about who they might want to have sex with because kids are not sexual.

If you think that parents who know and love their kids best should have the say over when and where their children encounter LGBTQ and other sexually oriented topics.

Then you’ve come to the right place.

If you live in the Homer, Alaska area, and you want LGBTQ books to stay in the adult section, then please, sign and share our petition. We’re aiming for 1,500 signatures, and we need you to join the movement.

The views shared here are those of the author.

Click here to support the Alaska Watchman.

Homer mom fights to protect kids from library’s gender confusing books

Jim Minnery
A lifelong Alaskan, Jim Minnery has served as the executive director of Alaska Family Council since its inception in 2006.


  • Gunter Thompson says:

    I wish you far Right Christian meddlers would stay the hell out of my life. You ban books, may try to ban gay marriage, trying to ban contraception, prayer’s before public functions, ban abortion. Tired of you telling me who and how and when I can love another person.

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      Not banning the, Gunter – where does it say ‘ban’? Simply requesting they be put in the appropriate location under ‘adult’. Alas, maybe you have an interest in grooming children for your twisted confusion? To make yourself feel better? Live your own life and quit forcing others to live it with you. No one is banning anything but we, too, would like to live our lives as we choose and not be forced to embrace yours.

      • Gunter Thompson says:

        The groomer meme is despicable. You toss it out like a simple harmless insult. It’s not. I think it has its roots in the QAnon nonsense which only the nuttiest believe.

      • Lobo says:

        I agree, Elizabeth.. I wish the “far left meddlers” would stay the H3!! out of my life, demanding that I accept their ideologies, and approve their demands for acceptance of their life’s choices. As you said, no one “banned” anything. We only want them to stop meddling with the minds of our children.

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      Okay, Gunter, I’ll play that game. Please name precisely one thing any church ever forced you to do or not do. I’ll wait. Meanwhile, do go on enjoying the freedoms and prosperity of Western Civilization brought to you by the Catholic Church. No extra charge.

      • Proud Alaskan says:


      • Michael Hughes says:

        LOL, Amen sister!

      • Gunter Thompson says:

        Tamra: the god part of the pledge of allegiance, prayers before public meetings, tax write-offs for churches, states denying contraception and abortion access, restrictions on whom I can marry. That’s all Christian.

      • Hemphill Kimberly says:

        The pope is on an apology tour right now!
        Apologizing for the sexual and physical abuse of children.
        You can’t sweep this under the rug anymore.

    • Michael Hughes says:

      Gunter; I appreciate you making comments on this forum. You are using yout God given right to free speech. Although I disagree with you on almost everything you write, it’s good to know how people like you think. Gives the rest of us the verbal and written ammunition to fight your godless and irrational gobbledygook.
      I look forward to your continued postings!

      • Gunter Thompson says:

        Ha! That’s kinda why I peruse this site – to know the opposition (and importantly NOT my enemies). It does torque me a bit when you toss in “God given right” since it’s meant to goose me but far more importantly, it’s an indication that you and other Christians don’t operate on reason. Well, that’s not entirely true. You spend 99% of your day making decisions based on the scientific method, but when it comes to fearful things like death and afterlife – out goes reason.

  • George Hornberger says:

    Thank you Elizabeth, well said. I couldn’t care less what John Q. Public or Jane Q. Public does behind the bedroom doors. Just quit rubbing my nose in it.
    I have no desire to ban anything but do believe books should be age appropriate and if kids are being taught or read anything sexual then it should be up to the parents to choose what they are taught or what they are reading. I am so tired of being told what I need to believe and how I need to live my life. Leave me alone and let me believe what I want to and live the way I want to and I will do the same for you.

  • Greg in Homer says:

    Gunter Thompson, read the article and read the online petition before you comment. Nobody is telling you who to love. The petition discussed in the article simply says to move the books on sexuality out of the children’s section of the library into the adult section. Members of the alphabet community will still be able to get the books. Nobody, except those wanting to groom children, should have an issue with this. I question what your motives are.

  • Shelia Cassidy says:

    Children need the time to play and learn to relate to others without having a bunch of gender-based propaganda being thrown at them. When I was a kid, we were allowed our innocence and play time to explore our environment. In my case, to explore a creek near my house. These are some of the fond memories from that part of my life. We need these memories later in our life. Exposing kids to this LGBTQ agenda robs them of this badly needed period of innocence and fun.

    • Gunter Thompson says:

      Lemme guess, you’re a white middle aged Christian born and raised in the Midwest. Though growing up in SLC, I managed to avoid being exposed to the Mormon agenda that robs kids of this badly needed period of innocence and fun.