Earlier this spring, a homeschooling mother in Maryland became aware of a Sex Ed program for children scheduled at her local library. She decided to check it out and to her dismay found out parents weren’t welcome at the class.
It would have been much easier for this mother to simply not allow her kids to attend the “educational” event and mind her own business. That is what the library and those administering the class wanted. Remember the mother in Olympia, Washington who was booted from her child’s sex ed class at school? The library is taxpayer-funded, and government should not endanger kids. Also, the library and the sex ed instructor, Bianca Palmisano, have no legal right to come between parents and kids. While the library may not be promoting or funding the class, they invited the speaker and are her providing space.
On a more personal matter, when an adult witnesses harm to a child, whether physical or emotional, and does nothing he or she becomes an accessory to the crime. The parents in Lexington Park, Maryland who are bringing attention to the library ordeal are doing so for the safety of the community’s children.
Ms. Bianca Palmisano is the instructor invited by the Maryland library to teach the kids only sex ed class. Why are parents not welcome? Check out Ms. Palmisano’s twitter profile:
Maybe the children’s parents would like their kids to learn about sex within a loving marriage, which is only possible between a man and a woman.
If the library doors are closed and the parents are outside, does Ms. Palmisano use visual aids, even maybe the children as visual aids? She seems pretty desperate to be touching other people:
And of course, there is money involved. While Ms. Palmisano has her own sex ed business, it appears she is motivated by an agenda to promote the LGBTQXYZ culture.
Ms. Palmisano’s website explains how her services can be used for businesses to stay out of legal trouble. What’s new, the open-minded LGBT community is forcing their views in every business, aided by Ms. Palmisano.
Maybe the best reason Ms. Palmisano’s class was cause for alarm is her own words on her blog. Sit down before reading it.
According to the mother who brought attention to this matter, even the local Catholic community leaders have discouraged her. They told her if she and others protested the decision to hold the secret sex ed class they would be painted like Westboro Baptist Church. The Catholic leaders didn’t want to come across as opposing the library’s or instuctor’s free speech.
This brings us to the other huge culprit in this mess–the American Library Association. They have gotten away with events like this and much more due to porn exemption laws in most states and First Amendment rights. Notinourschools fully supports the Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States. But with it comes responsibility. Here is a link to the American Library Associations’s (ALA) Bill of Rights and its interpretation on minors and internet activity. Here are some screenshots of a few statements which parents might want to keep in mind when their kids have library time.
What kind of videos would children attending Ms. Palmisano’s sex class be allowed to upload during or after her talk? Notice the American Library Association admits graphic material is available.
The ALA is correct, librarians and teachers should educate minors to participate responsibly. That statement is incomplete, though. What about parents? Why are librarians and teachers determining what is ethical and safe for minors? This is the same jargon we hear from Planned Parenthood about sex ed–the kids have rights to sex ed and the schools and sex ed providers will determine what is acceptable for kids in the community.
The legal statement by ALA is also true, libraries follow laws. However, in most of the 50 states, there are porn exemption laws for libraries, schools, and museums. If material can be deemed educational, it falls through the cracks and can be distributed and taught to children under protection of the legal system.
Circling back to Lexington Park’s library and its sex ed class, if you live in the area and any of this concerns you, contact creepylibrary.com to get involved. Meanwhile, for those in the rest of the country, there is more to keep an eye on. Not only do we have to watch our schools’ sex ed materials, we need to keep an eye on our local libraries and their childrens’ programs.