In a case that resembles what happened to an Anchorage man who was recently silenced during an Anchorage School Board meeting, a Georgia-based parental rights group has won a federal First Amendment case against a school district that barred parents from reading excerpts from controversial school library books during board meetings.

Last year, the Forsyth County School Board banned two concerned mothers from exposing graphic sexual books in the school system.

As reported by Fox News, in February of 2022, Alison Hair read portions of the book “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” that was available at her son’s middle school library during a school board meeting. 

“I know that you give someone a blow job by putting your penis…” she read, before being interrupted by one of the board members and prohibited from reading any further.

Whether the Anchorage School Board will attempt to bar parents who read material that is provided to their children remains to be seen.

Hair tried to read from the book a second time at a subsequent board meeting, which prompted the school board to ban her from all its meetings until she agreed to comply with their public participation policy.

The legal group, Institute For Free Speech, then stepped in to represent Hair and her group of moms called “Mama Bears.” They filed a lawsuit in July 2022, and a federal judge ruled in November that the Georgia school board’s participation policy was unconstitutional and could not be enforced. Additionally, the judge ordered the school district to pay the Mama Bear’s attorneys $107,500.

Similarly, last month, an Anchorage father was cut off during public testimony at an Anchorage School Board meeting when he began reading excerpts from “Let’s Talk About It,” a highly graphic book – available in some of Anchorage’s school libraries. The book instructs students in how to create sexualized photos of themselves, research porn stars and engage in anal sex.

While the Anchorage School Board has not flat out barred parents from raising concerns about controversial books, they have blocked them from using their three minute public testimony time to read excerpts from the objectionable books which are available in local schools. Additionally, some educators have been calling for the school board to enforce rules against allowing parents to read these books during meetings.

Whether the Anchorage School Board will attempt to bar parents who read material that is provided to their children remains to be seen.

Thanks to the federal ruling, the Georgia mom’s group continues to read excerpts from highly sexualize school library books during each school board meeting.


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Court ruling may give Anchorage School Board pause in barring parents from testifying against 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:

    We need to stop this filth from being available in the library’s. That will help with some of the perversion going on and with our children. Look at the rise in sexually motivated crimes in Alaska. They are out of control.

    • Lucinda says:

      What perversion is going on with our children? Is there a rise in sexually motivated crimes? Maybe so, but I like evidence to inform my opinions. Serious Neil, what are your sources?

  • Lobo says:

    The only thing that may give the board pause, is lawsuits, and indictments for violating federal pornography laws, and violating the 1st. amendment. Take it to an individual level.

  • Mongo Likes Candy says:

    They need to sue the individual School Board members who do this. They are not protected when intentionally violating other’s rights.

  • Kathleen LaMantia says:

    The Watchman always provides links to the people we should be contacting. We need to use them. One contact is worth a hundred comments.

  • Cassandra Maxson says:

    I question why Alaskans even send their children to public school when Alaska makes it so easy to homeschool. Is it just that they need the daytime childcare? I would never send my children to a babysitter that was handing smut to my kids, even if the babysitter was “free”. Pull your children from these schools and cost them the fed funding. That’s all they care about anyway.

  • Mary says:

    Maybe, Cassandra, you send your children to public school because you are a single mom working to put food on the table.

  • Frieda Byars says:

    Lucinda, this should give you your answer: From USA Today:
    Alaska is the most dangerous state in the U.S. for women
    Alaska is a sprawling state with a population about the size of Seattle, but a staggering 59 percent of adult women in Alaska have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both.
    SANDY HOOPER, USA TODAY: Editor: This story includes descriptions from women alleging domestic abuse and sexual assault. If you are experiencing sexual violence, or know someone who is, you can contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or the National Domestic Violence hotline at 800-799-7233.

    If those who are supporting those types of books for our school children can’t even stand for them to be read at meetings for all to hear, why are the promoters wanting the children to read them? It does not make sense. Why are they even in schools? If students are failing their regular classesof math, English, History, Science, etc. , then why do they need to learn about what is being taught in those sexually explicit books? What type of jobs will they get from learning sexual things? You know what they are, and it is not what parents want for their children. Where did “Good Touch, Bad Touch” go? Now it is how to touch, where to touch, how it should feel, don’t tell. It is very sad that young and innocent minds have to be subjected to these ideologies by a few and everyone else has to conform to what they want.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Frieda, what is sad is that I think that the evil wants people to “memory hole” the thought or words indicating unwanted intimate contact of any type. They want a Sodom and Gomorrah environment involving all ages of humans. I agree with the information about Alaska. The villages have dealt with this for years and years. But, on the flip side, I am hearing of people being wrongly accused more and more now. What frightening times we live in! So evil! I know I sure don’t want anyone teaching my children about sexual thoughts and acts as if it is okay. Intimacy should be a private thing between couples and definitely not a thing that children learn about from strangers.