Book banning is generally frowned upon these days, but when Alaska’s publicly funded libraries peddle filth that encourages children to text naked photos of themselves, explore internet porn and consider the benefits of anal sex experimentation, we’ve got to draw hard lines.

Two recent Watchman articles (here and here) illustrate just how depraved the leftist bureaucrats running our community and school libraries have become. The fact that seven local libraries carry the book “Let’s Talk About It” illustrates the fact that these once-revered institutions are on a mission to systematically corrupt the hearts and minds of our youth. We cannot stand by and let it happen on the public dime.

These libraries must be confronted by well organized parents and community members who demand the removal of this taxpayer-funded depravity. If, as is likely, they formally decline, we must raise the issue with local city councils, borough assemblies and school boards. Our elected representatives need to understand – through impassioned and sustained public testimony – that we will not underwrite the degradation of our children.

We need to know who approves these books and what committees sign off on them.

Theses libraries should also be picketed with signs that show every would-be patron exactly how these institutions warp young minds.

We mustn’t fall into the trap of being placated with offers to relocate the books to other sections of the library, or to include warning labels – neither of which are likely anyway. No, these despicable excuses for literature are best fit for the bonfire.

On a broader scale, nearly every single school district in Alaska provides scores of library books to our kids that encourage them to explore nearly every conceivable aspect of LGBTQ sexuality. The proliferation of these volumes has occurred for several years now. Some of them are just as disturbing as “Let’s Talk About It.”

We need to know who approves these books and what committees sign off on them. In truth, they are likely a small but well-connected network of entrenched educational bureaucrats. It’s time for our city councils, borough assemblies and school boards to represent the majority, and fire those who are hell bent on destroying the innocence of our children.

Let the book battles begin!

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EDITORIAL: Book bans, bonfires & depravity in Alaska’s libraries

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.