NC parents seek obscenity charges against schools with ‘Gender Queer’ and ‘Lawn Boy’ in libraries

Lawn Boy and Gender Queer book

If an adult slipped pornography to your child in school, graphically depicting oral sex in words and pictures, you might expect local law enforcement to act on it when you filed a report.

The Wake County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office doesn’t seem to see it as a very big deal, however, even though showing “obscene” material to a minor is a felony under North Carolina law.

Several parents in that locality filed a criminal complaint with their sheriff’s office after they found that their county school district was providing several books that contain pornographic material via the school library, the Washington Examiner reports.

Because it’s OK when the school is the one pushing the porn. They are trained professionals who know what’s best for children.

According to the Raleigh News & Observer, the parents filed nine criminal complaints with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office over some books that have been receiving national attention: Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe and Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison.

The books, which describe and even show sex between gay and transgender characters, are readily available in public school libraries across the country. Called out in Fairfax County, Va., the books were even recently put back into school libraries there.

Wake County school officials are showing the same obstinacy, refusing to take the books off of school shelves because kids need to be taught how to be gay. Parent Michele Morrow told the Examiner that this is why the criminal complaints were made. “We want those that are responsible for putting this into our schools … to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and we want them to be removed from being able to work with children,” she said.

Since the complaint was filed Dec. 1, Morrow said, the group has seen little movement from the sheriff’s office or the district attorney. The district attorney’s office said on Dec. 8 that they were “waiting on the sheriff’s department.”

In a statement to the Raleigh News & Observer earlier in December, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said they had “begun an investigation into these complaints, and we’re awaiting further evidence gathering before we can proceed to the next step.


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