State Sen. Löki Tobin

Democratic State Sen. Löki Tobin, of Anchorage, is outraged by the ongoing effort of Alaskan parents to challenge and ultimately remove sex-saturated books from school and public libraries.

In a Sept. 29 email the Anchorage-based legislator said she is “dismayed” by Alaskans who oppose books that librarians peddle to the wider community. Tobin called the controversy “alarming” and claimed it threatens to undermine constitutional rights.

Tobin’s assessment, however, fails to acknowledge that most book challenges specifically deal with sexually-charged material targeting children and youth.

The most egregious books instruct minors in how to engage in anal sex, find internet porn and create their own images for sexting to others. These titles have sparked outrage across the nation, with concerned parents battling progressive librarians and library boards that adamantly defend the book as “educational.”

Tobin believes these concerns are misplaced and ultimately bigoted.

“The idea of banning books is beyond repugnant to me and something I find to be fundamentally anti-Alaskan,” Tobin lamented. “I kind of thought that Alaska was above book banning but, unfortunately, there are recent and ongoing efforts to remove books from library shelves across the state.”

Tobin shared a particular disdain for the Mat-Su Borough School District, which recently formed a citizens’ library committee to review controversial books and make recommendations on whether they should be removed from schools.

Tobin says such efforts in Alaska and across the nation are “unforgivable,” especially because many of the books deal with LGBTQ themes.

“On Tuesday morning, I was dismayed to read that librarians in public schools in Charlotte County, Florida were directed to remove every book with LGBTQ+ characters and themes,” she said. “Such a move is discriminatory and should not be tolerated. I think the efforts at censorship we are seeing across the country are misguided, politically motivated, and often bigoted.”

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Sen. Tobin blasts Alaskans as ‘repugnant’ and ‘bigoted’ for opposing sexualized library 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.


  • John J Otness says:


    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      And they do. It is a sociological contagion and a stronghold fueled by pride and hatred of God. They are living in darkness and seeking to pull others in wherever they can.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Senator Tobin, maybe YOU need to step back and reassess who is bigoted and who is stifling the First Amendment here! Can you look into a mirror without it breaking? Maybe the image you see is the real bigot here!

  • Lez-o Brandon says:

    It is repugnant and bigoted of her to have such an privileged opinion.. To think she knows better than parents and their children.
    I cannot help but worry if this “birthing person” might have children =[

  • Pumpkins says:

    Does Tobin have any children?

    Does she realize that Alaska’s STD and sexual violence rates continue to climb, while our approach to childhood education has left us #33 in the nation?

    Alaska’s got sexual promiscuity down pat. Can we focus on something else now, Loki?

  • Joe Johnson says:

    How did she get voted in???

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Talk about getting voted in. There’s a lefty group called Rank The Vote at . They have multiple affiliated groups working with them to fool the people into believing that Rank Choice Voting is good – see the “about us” section to view the groups listed. This is not good. People need to learn who those groups are and spread the word about these groups that are working to sell rank choice voting as a good thing because it is not good!

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      Rigged choice voting.

    • Jen says:

      Her district are primarily just like her. It’s strange of these millennial leaders who think just because they are a Senator they assume they are everyone’s Senator. She’s only the Senator of her district and helps get things for Anchorage. Her job responsibility stops at her district boundary. Matsu has its own leadership. These Millennial leaders need to learn to stay in their own lane or mind their own district’s business.

  • John K Powers says:

    Another privileged pervert in the senate. Who the hell votes for these pervs? The voting public is to blame, even more so the non-voting public!!! Anchorage is going the way of San Francisco, Seattle, and all other sanctuary cities. Enjoy!

  • Bess says:

    Well Ms. Tobin, I am outraged as well. I find you and your ilk repugnant for trying to sexualize our children and destroy their innocence and joy of youth. I have to wonder what is wrong with you, that you put so much time and energy into perverting our kids. The only reason I come up with is that you’re truly evil.

    • TSun says:

      Her mind is warped.As are others that share her views. An entire generation that is the embodiment of every single deadly sin.
      Pride,Greed, Wrath, Envy, Gluttony,Lust,Sloth.

    • FayC says:

      I totally agree with your statement. Any person who says what she does is evil and a God hater. She doesn’t care about the children. She just wants the perverted crap in the schools and libraries. She wants people to believe that all of the books are being banned. Sick and dangerous.

  • Judy Eledge says:

    Well Senator,
    Perhaps you should read Alaska and municipal codes.

  • TSun says:

    Imagine that your only defining characteristic is whom you have sex and how? She and her kind are empty vessels, Pointless, grotesque, perverse, rotting from the inside out.
    Peddlers of evil and depravity.

  • Morrigan says:

    Why should anyone care what this deviant says about anything? Loco Loki’s done a proper tongue-lashing against the few non-pedophiles left in Alaska …what’s next, a pedo-protection law? Poor benighted waif, a legend in no one’s mind but her own.

  • no name says:

    Her name calling shows her level of intelligence.

  • Shelia says:

    Senator Tobin should look at the Alaska Constitution, which she is sworn to defend. Children are not to be exposed to porn. So instead of lamenting the so-called “banning of books” perhaps she should see what effect her supposed “values” have done to small children who have been deprived of their very innocence. Is it any wonder that so many children now are growing up confused and ignorant?

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    I believe that providing pornography to minors is an offense punishably by law. But hey, you go, girl.

  • Eva says:

    Dear Senator Tobin, I have a few questions, ” if you had very young children, and you are heating your house with a fire place, would you let your children run around without protecting them from burning themselves? Do you think these little ones would know, to stay at a safe distance from the fire? Don’t you think you should protect your little ones, who are so vulnerable at this age from getting scared for the rest of their lives?
    Well, the only difference between the fire place and those books is, that the fire would scar their bodies, where these books that are “sick”, would scar their souls. Maybe because you like these books, you want more people to become scared like you?
    God warns us, not to hurt these little ones, I think we better head that warning, don’t you think?

  • Eva says:

    Sorry, scarred not scared. They should be scared of these books

  • Charlotte says:

    We can fiercely oppose Tobins views with being disrespectful. I do think she doesn’t have a very good grasp of the people she is supposed to represent, or a good grasp of what childhood innocence is. They will have all of their adult lives to hear about the perverseness of some in the American Society.

  • Charlotte says:

    We can fiercely oppose Tobins views without being disrespectful. I do think she doesn’t have a very good grasp of the people she is supposed to represent, or a good grasp of what childhood innocence is. They will have all of their adult lives to hear about the perverseness of some in the American Society.

  • Eva says:

    Another typo correction, We need to heed the warning that God gives us to be protecting the innocent children

  • Marseedotes says:

    Vote her back to where she is from. Alaska is on a balance beam right now. We must vote!

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      Dunceleavy has nothing to say! After all there only children! Disposable aren’t they?

  • KKirk says:

    Tobin obviously enables pedophiles and accordingly should be jailed forever to protect the children. Those who think it is okay to sexualize children have NO place in a decent society! (Even us non-religious know this common place fact).

  • Penny Johnson says:

    Oh, she’s borderline grooming. The Dems Vapid Response Team backs her by giving her the memo of ideology.

  • Fire says:

    Tobin, you need to put some appropriate clothing on and brush your hair for once, you lazy slug.

  • Mike DiPalma says:

    “The idea of banning books is beyond repugnant to me…”.
    Your headline: “Sen. Tobin blasts Alaskans as ‘repugnant’…”.
    Real journalists don’t twist facts to get a better headline.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      And the lefty journalists are squeaky clean and write succinct, factual headlines and articles every time. NOT.