'Woke' School District Reinstates 'Pedophilia' Books despite Parents' Outrage
Despite parents’ outrage, the committee said, 'there is no pedophilia in the book'
Two books deemed "pedophilic" by outraged parents have been returned to the library by the Virginia school system who said they are committed to “diverse” reading.
One of the books, Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison, describes graphically sexual acts involving an adult and a 10-year-old.
The other book, Gender Queer: A Memoir, has images of sexual activity between a boy and a man.
Earlier this year, Neon Nettle reported that the school district was forced to remove books from its libraries after an angry mom exposed the sexually explicit pedophilia contained in them.
Virginia mother Stacy Langton went viral for exposing graphic pedophilia in the books from her child’s high school library, Neon Nettle reported at the time.
But after the school reviewed both books, they determined them appropriate for high school readers.
“Both reviews concluded that the books were valuable in their potential to reach marginalized youth who may struggle to find relatable literary characters that reflect their personal journeys,” according to the news release.
One committee said Lawn Boy includes themes that “are affirming for students” with marginalized identities.
Despite parents’ outrage, the committee said, “there is no pedophilia in the book.”
The other committee found that Gender Queer depicts “difficulties nonbinary and asexual individuals may face” and argued “neither depicts nor describes” pedophilia.
FCPS’ Assistant Superintendent, Noel Klimenko, said in response:
“I am satisfied that the books were selected according to FCPS regulations and are appropriate to include in libraries that serve high school students.
“Both books have value beyond their pages for students who may struggle to find relatable stories.”
The mother said she found the FCPS report to be “very intellectually dishonest.”
“Unless FCPS is using a different dictionary, pedophilia means adults having sex with children, and that is precisely what is being depicted in the particular panel in Gender Queer,” she said.
Langton noted the media could not even broadcast the images "because it violates FCC regulations."
“It’s okay for the kids, just not for America,” Langton added.
In a video posted last month, Langton held up visual illustrations taken from one of the books, saying, “the illustrations include fellatio, sex toys, masturbation, and violent nudity.”
Langton then read to the board from what she said is Kobabe’s book:
“I can’t wait to have your c**k in my mouth.”
“I am going to give you the bl*wjob of your life, and then I want you inside me.”
Next up was an excerpt from what she said is Evison’s book:
“What if I told you I touched another guy’s d**k?”
“What if I told you I sucked it?”
“I was 10 years old, but it’s true.”
“I sucked Doug Goble’s d**k, the real estate guy, and he sucked mine, too.”