Wyoming’s prosecutors have been asked to investigate criminal charges against staff at public libraries for storing information on reproduction, sex and being homosexual.Campbell County, Wyoming: Local busybodies are trying to label children’s and young adult books on getting pregnant, sex Education, being gay, as illegal obscenity.
Open Door Church administrative pastor Susan Sisti told the Associated Press that “these books are absolutely appalling.” Sisti, who ran in 2020 for office on a platform she called “pro Constitution,” is ironic.
Sisti explained that libraries books should be reported to the local law enforcement. What is the best way to have a baby?Anna FiskeThis book explains the process of reproduction for children. The 21st Century Teen Girl’s Guide to Dating and SexAndrew P. Smiler’s book on teen sex education is listed here You can do it Hannah Witton This Book Is Gay Juno Dawson Sex is a funny word Cory Silverberg. The latter—an award-winning children’s comic book on the American Library Association’s 2016 Reading List—discusses concepts such as sex, gender identity, “privacy, safety, and respect,” “protecting yourself against unwanted sexual touch and abuse,” and “boundaries regarding nudity.”
Terri Lesley, Director of the Library, spoke to Casper Star-TribuneThe controversy is “bigger than our library.” This is not a political movement. We just happen to be here.
This is what some people might think AnythingThis isn’t surprising considering the amount of information that should be kept secret about sex. This is despite the fact that local Campbell County law enforcement has given these criminals assistance. According to the A.P., “Prosecutors are currently reviewing the case following a complaint that was made with the sheriff’s department.” The following was reported by the A.P.
According to County Attorney Mitchell Damsky, they will ask for a special prosecutor in order to have a say before deciding whether to proceed with charges. …
Hugh Bennett and Susan Bennett have been working closely with Sisti. Susan Bennett visited the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office last Wednesday to express concerns about the possible violation of state child-sex laws by the five books. After reviewing the complaint, Sheriff’s officers referred the case to prosecutors. …
[Hugh Bennett]These books are “hard-core pornography” to children.
Although it is absurd to refer this matter, PotentialDamsky, who was charged with the crime of treason, at most admits there are constitutional tensions.
Personally, the material is unacceptable for children. Damsky explained that as a lawyer, I am bound to uphold and defend the Constitution.
The book-banning unit appealed first to Campbell County commissioners before going to the sheriff. According to the report, “demands to be removed LGBTQ-related literature from children’s or young adult sections of the local library were never met.” County 17August
At a August 12 meeting, Commissioner DG Reardon stated that “the job of a commissioner is not to supervise or censure books within the library.” Instead, the commissioners select the library board. They decide what books will be stocked.
Reardon was not the only view held by all of Reardon’s commissioners. “We shouldn’t fund you at any cost,” Del Shelstad, Commissioner of the Library Board told them during their September 27 meeting. Shelstad later changed his mind, adding that “I did not mean 100% of their funding.”
Recent complaints have been brewing about library books due to the hoopla. Terri Lesley, the library director said Friday that three complaints had been filed about reading materials a month prior. County 17 reported. It was 22 by September 3.
She noted that she has been director for eight years. It is rare to receive 22 challenges forms within a span of two weeks. “I have searched this extensively and I cannot find any instance where this has occurred at a public library.”
According to the Library staff, they were still responding to questions about contested books as of October 4th. Casper Star-TribuneThis is:
Lesley stated that 35 people have submitted requests to reconsider their request. Sixteen letters have already been sent to all those who submitted the forms. Additional letters will be sent the following week.
Some of these challenges require the books to be taken out, but they must be moved to another section.
These 16 letters all stated that each book would be kept in the library.
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