Rutherford County Allows Pornographic Materials To Be Accessible To Minors

Image Credit: Barney Moss / CC

The Tennessee Conservative Staff –

The Rutherford County Library Board will allow two pornographic books to remain on their shelves.

During their September 18 meeting, the board voted to keep two books: Queen Charlotte and Sex is a Funny Word

This happened after the Murfreesboro City Council voted in June to approve an ordinance to “promote public decency, maintain family-friendly environments in public places, and protect against harm to minors.” 

The ordinance specifically references “indecent materials,” prompting many to request that it be applied to what they deem to be inappropriate books in the public library.

In August, four books have been banned from Rutherford County libraries: Flamer, Gender Queer, Let’s Talk About It, and This Book is Gay.

Library Board Chairman Steven Sullivan noted that all of the books had LGBTQ themes. Sullivan says the board is not targeting a specific group of people, but instead is enforcing a law and keeping child pornography from seeping through and pushing an agenda to children.

“Our job is to adhere to laws, local ordinances and state laws,” Sullivan said. “And as long as those laws are still in the book, that’s what we’re tasked to do.”

In response to the removal of those books, Tiffany Fee and her husband started the Rutherford County Library Alliance to fight against the removal of obscene materials from the library. 

“Our mission is to keep our library system inclusive for all groups of people,” Fee stated. “I mean, are we going to remove any single book in the library now that has a sex scene in it?”

Fee claims the government is going too far by trying to enforce protections for children.

“It feels like government overreach,” Fee said. “When you remove that, you’re removing the safety and the reassurance that people below where they are.”

The two books recently contested had LGBTQ ideology as well as graphic depictions of sexual activities. Sex is a Funny Word has a 4/5 rating as “Not for Minors” on and is noted to have graphic illustrations that show sexual nudity and sexual activities. The book is geared towards children.

9 thoughts on “Rutherford County Allows Pornographic Materials To Be Accessible To Minors

  • September 21, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    The library board should be jailed for promoting porno to minors.

  • September 21, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    No way should either of these 2 books be allowed in a public library. As far as Ms Tiffany Fee’s opinion on “Fee claims the government is going too far by trying to enforce protections for children” Why would you not want to protect our children. Tiffany Fee, what kind of demented moron are you???

  • September 21, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    The book you’re referring to in this article was moved to the adult section (it’s an educational book) so what exactly is the issue?

    It’s not porn to know what sex is. Kids need to know what is a good touch and a bad touch so if an adult or someone else in their lives tries to do something that kids SHOULDN’T be doing they know better.

    It sounds like some of you want a world where kids and teens know nothing about sex and don’t realize when they’re being sexually abused. THAT is the world sex offenders want.

  • September 22, 2023 at 12:25 am

    Yup, lucifer’s dimmercraps.

  • September 22, 2023 at 9:44 am

    $1,000.00 to any parent group that files civil lawsuit against county school board, principal, librarian and teachers that allows pornogrophy in school libraries

  • October 20, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Nothing is more pornographic than the bible. Look forward to it being banned from all libraries to protect our children and hopefully reduce the ignorance and hatred so clearly evident in the south.

    • October 21, 2023 at 11:33 pm

      Hey guys. Guys. No for real guys.


      It’s not a bad word. Neither is vagina. It’s medical terminology. I might as well be saying mitrocondria.

      Those in conservative spaces are more likely to harm minors than a BOOK is. These books teach consent. You’re just telling on yourselves. You’re okay with pedophilia and sexual assault/rape. I know I know, it’s hard to admit. But why else would you support not teaching children what their body parts are called? Why else would you support not teaching children they have agency over their body that no one should ever take or coerce from them.

      Why else would you support churches? Cause sexual predators have literally said they target religious institutions. And 93% of known offenders have said they were religious. KNOWN. That does not include the unreported.

      Being conservative and Christian is fine and dandy. But don’t push your conservative cultural values on to others. Some of us are parents too. And parents deserve the choice in what their children look at and read, and I deserve to get my kids books that help them navigate puberty and consent and sexuality. If you don’t like the books, don’t read them and don’t let your kids. But stop telling me what to do with mine. And stop taking resources from the community. You are not a monolith.

  • October 20, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    Ezekiel 23:18-22
    18 When she carried on her prostitution openly and exposed her naked body, I turned away from her in disgust, just as I had turned away from her sister.
    19 Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt.
    20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
    21 So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.
    22 “Therefore, Oholibah, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will stir up your lovers against you, those you turned away from in disgust, and I will bring them against you from every side—

    Ban the bible!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *