The Tennessee Conservative Staff –
Places that should be safe havens and an escape from the world are becoming more and more dangerous for children as public libraries across the state continue to be infiltrated with books full of sexualized content and queer ideology.
One East Tennessee grandmother has had enough after discovering explicitly inappropriate materials in the children’s section of the Kingsport library where she had taken her 2 and 4-year-old grandchildren.
“I came upon a book titled ‘Here and Queer: A Queer Girl’s Guide to Life’. Out of curiosity, I picked it up and started browsing thru the pages of this book. This book has very explicit sexual details of various sexual acts. A ten-year-old could pick this book up and read it,” she states.
On July 25, 2023, she initiated the process to request that the book be removed from the library’s inventory. Within 30 days of receiving the request, the library has to respond. The library’s director then notifies the Board of Directors and they work together to make a determination as to the future of the book. If the individual filing the request is not pleased with the results of that determination, an appeal may be filed. Ultimately, the Library Director makes the final decision as to whether the book stays or not.
She goes on to note that she did some research and found “many other perverted, sexual books” in both the Kingsport and the Johnson City libraries.
Also in her research, she found that the American Library Association provides information to the public on how to combat book banning. Additionally, they have published the “Freedom to Read Statement.”
“The Freedom to Read states that it is under continuous attack in various parts of the country to remove or limit access to reading materials. They believe people that are against books want censorship and want to suppress the freedom to read,” she states. “This document is a direct threat against the Christian Morals that this country is founded upon.”
She goes on to describe that the books in question “are pornographic, highly sexualized, have alternative views by being about gay, LGBTQ, sodomites, etc.”
This grandmother warns parents to protect their children from the “indoctrination.”
“Please be aware that even the most innocent looking children’s book can have very suggestive material in it as you continue to read.”
She concludes by noting that she has spoken with State Senator Rusty Crowe and requested that legislation be created that would protect minors from this sexualized material in public facilities.
She states that Crowe said he would be working with State Representative Rebecca Alexander to work towards the removal of inappropriate materials and greater protection of our children.