A father’s quest to warn fellow parents about explicit sex books being pushed in the Anchorage School District has made national news.

First reported by the Alaska Watchman, the story of Jay McDonald’s testimony at the Anchorage School Board’s Feb. 7 meeting was picked up by Fox News on Feb. 16.

McDonald was ultimately silenced by the school board after he began reading segments of a book titled, “Let’s Talk About It.” The book, which has been circulated in school libraries, tells kids about the benefits of anal sex while instructing them on how “safely” create their own online porn.

McDonald told Fox news that he has pulled his kids from the district, and currently homeschools them. He now wants to alert other parents about the materials the district believes are suitable for children.

He said his daughter has already learned about gender identity when she was in kindergarten and first grade.

“We came to realize that they had already been talking to her at that point about the gender stuff,” he told Fox on Feb. 16. “It sounds harmless and innocuous, but… what it does in their little minds, it’s very confusing to them. And I’m glad that we got her out of school when we did.”

McDonald added: “It’s not about one book or two books or 10 books. This is a much larger push. They’re pushing critical gender theory on kids starting in elementary school. They’re encouraging them to get what they call ‘gender creative,’ and they’re transitioning them in the public schools, and they’re doing it without prior notification or consent from the parents. And in some cases, they never tell the parents. So I’m encouraging people, like if you’re not able to homeschool, please just sit down with your kids and talk to them about what they hear in school.”

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Fox picks up story on dad who challenged Anchorage school board over explicit sex books

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:

    I back this guy. If I had kids in school on Anchorage school district I’d pull them out and home school them too. This gender thing has gotten way out of control. Just tge kast few articles written here has even proved it! Parents talk to your kids. find out and relise your kids are being sexually abused by the school district. They are laws if you can find a lawyer to take your case.

  • micah6v8 says:

    > he has pulled his kids from the district, and currently homeschools them.

    Kudos Jay McDonald. A man acts when his children are threatened. Live on your feet and lead or suffer on your knees and others will educate your children.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I agree micah6v8!

  • Chris says:

    We invited God out of the classroom in public education in the mid-to-late 60’s. Guess who anxiously stepped in to replace him? Public schools and, unfortunately, many universities are the great perverts of our society.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    One important thing to add : stop paying taxes!!!
    Dunleavy once again does his usual

  • Dave Donley says:

    To be clear I opposed the interruption of Mr. McDonald’s testimony and appealed the ruling of the Chair in doing so. My appeal failed with a 2 – 5 vote.
    Member Holleman voted with me against the ruling of the Chair.
    Dave Donley
    I am required by the School Board to say I am speaking only for myself and not the School Board or School District.

    • Grandma says:

      I am appalled at what is going on in our district. I would like to say: Welcome to the Anchorage School District where part of their mission statement is : We r are Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Superintendent is all in to Diversity. No striving for excellence needed. We promote pornography in the form of books like This is Gay at the Elementary level. Our secret committee approves these books even though parents are against them We Need more money, more money. We change curriculums and pay though the nose for them like some people change shoes. Educating children?? Oh you know. little .kids don’t know their colors, but we will see to it they are proficient in pronouns. . By the way as we are near the bottom of the states in 4th grade reading. Maybe that is good because they won’t be able to read the pornography approved for them. And as far as woke, you will be woke, we guarantee it. Time for a change, Adults should be protecting children not exposing them to pornography.
      Time for School Choice. Ps Did you know that about 40% of kids in Covenant House have been through trafficking These left wing progressive people do not promote learning but are promoting their own POLITCAL Agenda Good Luck Dave Dooley

    • Independent Observer says:

      Dave, keep fighting the good fight. I shouldn’t be surprised to hear that the vote was lopsided; Anchorage is circling the drain. So glad for being and empty nester for 18 years, but I have grandchildren to think of now.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Off Topic, but just as important! The 2022-2023 Byrne State Crisis Intervention Program Formula Solicitation report states that The Alaska Dept of Public Safety has been awarded $1,449,121 (awarded, but not accepted yet) pending approval of the soon to be designated Crisis Intervention Advisory Board. Video (and more) at

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      The specific page for Alaska award:

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Is this the money to set up the program to call us all mentally ill so that they can take our guns and our rights away and lock us up for the rest of our lives (that will not be very long if the globalists have their way)?

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Another thought that I had that I forgot to include: was the involuntary commitment of Principle Fulp to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for behavioral observation a test run for this Crisis Intervention program? In light of what the White House regime has been doing and the fact that Dunleavy is not standing up for our personal sovereignty and our state sovereignty, this action against Principle Fulp really looks like it was a test run. Eyes open people and do not forget about all of the other tyranny playing out; we have to be multi-taskers now or we’ll lose against the narrative that is trying to wipe out humanity.

  • Johnny says:

    Who fights for this book and who votes to silence Jay McDonald are the culprits. Take a look at who voted to silence Mr McDonald, it is these individuals, specifically, who should not hold public office positions much less work around children. Promoting perversion and exposing children to pornographic materials is a sex related crime is it not? It would be appropriate to hear the school districts stance on these books, publicly and maybe even here on the Watchman since they find these books so educational and formative to young minds unless of course they have something to hide.

  • Mayo says:

    FoH: Do you believe the stuff you write? Like this: “Is this the money to set up the program to call us all mentally ill so that they can (that will not be very long if the globalists have their way)?” Do you REALLY believe that?

  • jon says:

    His kids don’t go to public school so he has no say now in what books are banned or not. It’s my opinion that students are capable of choosing their own books. I’ll gladly buy those books and make them available in a free library.

    • Independent Observer says:

      A taxpayer is entitled to address a taxpayer funded organization which represents local government, to redress grievances regardless of his personal involvement with that particular organization.

  • Patriot says:

    You shouldn’t be reporting on this story without mentioning the three bomb threats that were called in to ASD schools last week. Not to mention that these books are not in general circulation for students. Once again, the extreme right unhinged Christi-fascists refuse to report the truth, only what spins up their gullible followers.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      I am calling out your attempt to start something here “Patriot.” Any threat of violence do not come from conservative Republicans and that has been proven time and time again. Don’t be trying to build a false narrative that conservative Republicans are violent because that is a lie. Every incident in the lower 48 states of supposed extreme right violence has been proven to be antifa, and the three letter agencies of the big house in DC.

      • Patriot says:

        Putin is smiling upon you today

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        Putin has nothing to do with this. Practically all of the violence these past three (or more!) years has been manufactured by the people in the demorat party that hate the US. People that love this country would not destroy our own country or hurt our own people. Sing your song of lies somewhere else because we are not buying the lies.

  • Marlan says:

    Parents should have a right in what is being taught in public schools. Who has the right to tzke that away? With all this ungodly stuff being taught kids will be so messed up they wont know how to function a schools will have a big part in their descruction. If this is all so good WHY HIDE it from parents. This world is going nuts and need God .

  • Alexis says:

    A lack of knowledge, education, and acceptance of reality around human sexuality is often intergenerational and often the result of religious indoctrination. Those parents who want to remain ignorant and to ensure their children do too will cry out when teenagers (the book referenced here is for teenagers, those who already question their sexuality and gender identity) have access to information that triggers the parent’s sexual confusion and religious shame. These parents should learn the extent of the harm ignorance causes, rather than work to keep their children subject to the same oppressions they experienced. Teenagers need to have access to facts, not the lecherous hypocrisy of church leadership where often the sexual pathology and hypocrisy within those spaces leads to irrational grave harm. I know arguments are invalid when the facts presented are exaggerations and lies.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Another ChatGPT response I think Alexis. The Word of our Heavenly Father Yahweh gives teenagers and all ages access to all the facts that they need to lead their lives in accordance to their Heavenly Father’s wishes and commandments. I pray for those that think that the globalists have better advice on how to live and have no faith in Yahweh to give them everlasting life.