The ACLU of Alaska has teamed up with another hard leftist organization, Northern Justice Project, in suing the Mat-Su School District because it is considering whether to officially remove several highly sexualized books from school libraries.
A statement from the ACLU claims the Mat-Su District has removed 56 books from school libraries. In fact, the district is currently reviewing a group of 56 books that have been challenged as unsuitable for minors due to controversial sexualized content. So far, the district’s library review committee has recommended that four books be removed from some or all school libraries. The remaining 52 books have yet to be reviewed, and the school board has not even voted on whether to accept the library book review committee’s recommendation on the first four books.
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Nevertheless, the ACLU’s federal lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of eight plaintiffs, including six MSBSD parents on behalf of their minor children and two MSBSD students over the age of 18 who claim that the book removal violated their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution to free speech, press, and political expression.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys are asking the court to block all attempts to remove or restrict any of the 56 challenged books, claiming that the controversial titles help students “gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their world.”
A press release from the ACLU attempts to make it appear that the book challenges are about race issues, but most of the challenged books deal with graphic sex scenes and the promotion of LGBTQ sexual practices.