Playing political games

American GreatnessIn Virginia, the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) district has announced that it will return two pornographic books, including a graphic novel, to the shelves of its schools’ libraries, after an internal investigation determined that the materials qualified as “diverse reading materials,” as reported by the Daily Caller.

The two books in question – “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe, and “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison – both feature graphic depictions of homosexual intercourse, with one of them being a graphic novel with visual depictions of an underage boy performing oral sex on an adult male. They were brought to national attention after a Fairfax County mother, Stacy Langton, brought both books to a public LCPS board meeting in September and showed them to everyone in attendance, denouncing the books’ inclusion in school libraries for minors to read.

After national backlash, FCPS removed both books from its libraries and said that it would conduct an internal review of the decision-making that led to the books’ inclusion in the first place. But two months later, after allegedly concluding said investigation, the district announced in a statement that it had determined the books to be appropriate for underaged children to read.

They waited until they thought the heat was off, and then went right back at it.

This entry was published Tue Dec 07 23:22:37 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-12-07 23:22:37.0. [Tweet]

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