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!

The views expressed here are those of the author.

Click here to support the Alaska Watchman.

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.


  • Neil DeWitt says:


  • Mary says:

    1 Peter 5:8 Satan is indeed wandering over the face of the earth seeking who he may devour and he starts with your innocent children. BBB- Begin Book Banning!

  • mayo says:

    Here come the Christian nationalists and they are armed!

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      What is your definition of a Christian nationalist?

      • mayo says:

        David Eastman is the poster boy.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Mayo, the more you guys attack Rep. Eastman, the more I know that he may very well be the only one in the House who is actually working for the people! By the way Mayo, is it possible that McCabe or someone else is paying you to troll for them?

      • DaveMaxwell says:

        I’ll consider your David Eastman answer the best you can do??? Please can you remark on your relationship with Nancy Pelosi??? Are you related? Have you been with her now that she is retired? Are you planning any special getaways with her in the near future?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Here come the trolls and they are trolling hard.

  • Sammy Adams says:

    Is there anything that a child is not allowed to do or partake in without parental approval these days? What about getting a piercing or a tattoo? I’m pretty sure adult permission is required for these things. Also e-cigs, even if it’s just the flavored ones without nicotine. Why do we do this? Because there are consequences and we have decided that certain ages they are not capable of making good choices.

    • Maureen Suttman says:

      Guns on kids in florida?

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Personally, I think kids everywhere should own rifles so that they can go hunting for food for the table. Kids that are taught that guns and pistols are tools and they learn, with supervision, to properly handle their tools usually don’t have problems using their tools appropriately later in life if respect of life has been taught. I wonder if Mary Peltola would say something similar since she supports owning guns for hunting?

  • Mary says:

    This is about bigger than viewing porn. Teaching kids how to solicit sex online and or become a “porn star” themselves opens up a whole new avenue of concern. With all of the kidnapping and pedophilia going on everyplace, I would think parents and society should be a bit more concerned about this. Am glad my children are all grown, but my grandchildren are not.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Mary, there is a bigger agenda. Have you read the books, “1984” or “The Brave New World”? If not, I suggest that you do. That will give you a good picture. In those books, it is natural for kids to have sex with each other and with adults and the younger the better. People over 30 (I think that was the age) are ancient and beyond their useful life, so are disappeared; everyone knows that people disappear after a certain age and no questions asked. Pure evil.

    • MrWiggles says:

      Mary, your grandchildren will likely already be engaging in penetrative sex between the ages of 13 and 15. Make sure you educate them when they get to that age, and go to the library and check some books like these out for them so they can learn to protect themselves. They need to be able to make informed decisions so they can make responsible choices.

      • Maureen Suttman says:

        The pictures of STDs are quite effective. As is talking with them.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        The Almighty Creator’s Word the bible does a fantastic job in teaching children and adults what is acceptable and responsible. Keep kids busy with healthy activities and supervision, encourage them to have respect for themselves and others, and fewer are likely to go out and experiment with sex before they are in a serious relationship or married. MrWiggles, your ideas and ways are lost upon the humanity-loving people of the world and you guys are losing this fight. God wins in the end.

  • Mayo says:

    FoH. You always call for truth but then use the cryptic bible as evidence. MrWiggles is likely right so if you want your kids educated, find something direct and approachable.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Mayo, if you accepted our Heavenly Father into your life, opened your heart to his truths, you would learn that the bible is our Heavenly Father’s word and that he is guiding us through his word. Nothing cryptic about it; but, there sure is a lot to learn about our Heavenly Father’s word. MrWiggles is encouraging children to stray from our Heavenly Father’s wisdom. Like I said, his ideas and ways are lost upon the humanity-loving people of the world. God wins in the end.

  • Denny says:

    There are practices in place to challenge a book a library has in circulation. It sounds like many of you don’t want to follow the proper channels. Instead you want to grandstand, yell, picket, forcing libraries to ignore their reconsideration procedures. Stop being bullies, get a grip and follow the rules. Perhaps you need to go back to kindergarten and learn how to play nice.