A Texas District School Board made a large sweep of eliminating books in school libraries just prior to school beginning on Wednesday. The removal of the books, according to the school board, was the result of changes in policy regarding the review process of which books will be allowed and which are not. The books tossed out of the libraries included The Bible. According to the board president, books removed were subject to policy guidelines which are intended to keep children from pornographic material. Essentially, the president is claiming the Bible could potentially expose children to pornography. Seriously?!
The Keller Independent School District said the books were removed so they could be reviewed again for acceptability in their school libraries. A total of 41 books, including the Bible, were challenged last year for their suitability and they were approved and remained in the libraries. Once again, this year, they are challenged and taken off the shelf. Allowing students access to the Bible is not indoctrination and not forcing religion on the students. It’s not even teaching them faith or religion. It doesn’t even teach them that what is in the book is correct. It only allows them access to the books.
By eliminating books, including the Bible, with false claims that it is pornography, it is prohibiting these students from forming the ability to discern and rationalize truth. It eliminates critical thinking skills and continues to indoctrinate them into the non-critical thinking way of life and acceptability of leftist ideology as truth. Speaking of pornographic and sexually explicit, the same district which is removing books, such as The Bible and Anne Frank’s “Diary of a Young Girl”, is allowing Maia Kobabe’s “Gender Queer” book to remain in the libraries for high school students and in other specific parts of the campus. Students cannot read about the reality of the Holocaust and the hunting of individuals based on their faith, but they can read about gender dysphoria. Students are unable to read about the stories of Anne Frank and heroes in the Bible who did righteous and holy things, but they are allowed to read the “personal story” of an individual regarding nonbinary and asexual lifestyles. It is too traumatic or inappropriate to teach children about the attempted elimination of an entire population by gas chambers, starvation, chemical experiments, and forced labor. However, it is appropriate for them to be allowed to view a book which provides sexual depictions.
“Gender Queer” is fully illustrated and talks about the author’s life of coming out as nonbinary, the hardships she faced, the confusion she dealt with, and trauma of being unaccepted. The book even portrays graphic illustrations of LGBTQ actions, lifestyles, and sexual activities. In fact, one could argue the book promotes child sexual abuse when it has pictures of a 14-year-old boy having fantasies and desires for a much older man touching a much younger boy.
Pornography much? Absolutely! Yet, speaking of the content of the book. Hardships? Confusion? Trauma? It’s okay and acceptable for students when it is about gender dysphoria and sin, but its unacceptable when it’s about real individuals in the Bible and children such as Anne Frank.
This is the reality of the school systems right now throughout the country. The attacks on the faith, the Lord, the Bible, and anything having to do with God is a direct result of the Church being silent. Individual parents have taken stands against these kinds of actions all across the nation, but church leaders remain tight lipped. The pope never addresses it. Bishops never advocate for acceptability of the Bible in schools. Priests rarely mention it. Silence encourages acceptability. Acceptability of the actions these schools are taken is ridiculous and should not be tolerated.
Parents should be very vigilant in what their children are reading and being exposed to while at school. (and don’t think your child is safe just because they go to a private school. They’re not)