By Adelia Kirchner [The Tennessee Conservative] –
A local citizen’s group is attempting to remove publications containing mature content from Wilson County public school libraries.
According to our source, the ad hoc citizen’s group called “We The People” has been addressing the school board for some time now, concerning these “objectionable publications” and while they have had some success, progress remains slow. Some of the materials currently available to high school students in Wilson County schools include Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison, The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle, and Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.
Drug and alcohol usage, adult language, references to pornography usage, detailed descriptions of sexual acts, usage of sexual slurs, and sexually explicit, often crude, dialogue, are just some of the things present throughout these specific publications.
A resource for parents, by parents, the website hosts “Book Reports” that are essentially a compilation of potentially questionable passages from a particular book, so that parents can better assess the content available to their minor children.
“As our society erodes around us, we see how school systems are the starting point for many of the dangerous ideas being promoted today,” reads a recent memo put out by the Wilson County citizen’s group.
While not every parent will set the same boundaries on what content their children are allowed or mature enough to consume, many have specifically questioned why such content is freely available to minors in what is meant to be an educational environment.
This citizens group maintains that they are motivated and working specifically to “prevent the purchase (by taxpayer funding) of adult and pornographic material to be placed in PUBLIC SCHOOL libraries.”
The information memo goes on to state that, “If this material is important to those promoting these ideals – they can be purchased in the open marketplace with parent approval.”
At this point the citizen’s group is encouraging everyone to attend local school board meetings in-person or via livestream, pray for the school board members tasked with deciding these issues, and engage in local church communities to make sure that families are offered biblical guidance and leadership on how to protect their children.
About the Author: Adelia Kirchner is a Tennessee resident and reporter for the Tennessee Conservative. Currently the host of Subtle Rampage Podcast, she has also worked for the South Dakota State Legislature and interned for Senator Bill Hagerty’s Office in Nashville, Tennessee. You can reach Adelia at email@example.com.