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VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (LifeSiteNews) – A Virginia judge has sided with parents, ruling that pornographic LGBT books are too “obscene” to be shown to children in schools.
On May 18, the Virginia Beach circuit court deemed two LGBT books inappropriate for children, ABC News reported. The books were declared too “obscene for unrestricted viewing by minors” by Judge Pamela Baskerville. This ruling could affect schools as far as the Metro D.C. area, including Fairfax County.
“It doesn’t mean the books are banned. It doesn’t mean we’re burning books or infringing on free speech,” attorney and Virginia State Delegate Tim Anderson said.
“What it means is that there is extreme sexual graphic content in both of those books not suitable for minors without the parent consent,” he continued.
The books, titled “Gender Queer: A Memoir” and “A Court of Mist and Fury,” both contain sexual and pornographic content.
The former features illustrations depicting author Maia Koababe in graphic sexual encounters, includes hardcore homosexual pornography, and depicts minors engaged in sexual behavior. The book additionally describes Koababe visiting a pornographic production company.
Anderson began the legal battle against the promotion of these books to children in April, on behalf of Tommy Altman, a congressional candidate running against Rep. Elaine Luria (D., Va.).
Directly after the Wednesday ruling, Anderson filed another motion to ban libraries and bookstores from selling the books to minors without parental permission.
“We’ve created a path, a path that existed in Virginia law that nobody has gone down yet. Parents have exercised their protest at the school boards, and they are not being heard,” Anderson said. “So, I hope what we’ve done in Virginia Beach is amplified and magnified across the Commonwealth.”
In the aftermath of the leak of the Supreme Court majority opinion draft overruling Roe v. Wade, lawless vandals backed by the abortion lobby and pro-abortion politicians have launched riots and violent attacks on pro-life entities across America, from pregnancy centers to churches, and even targeted Justices' homes.
This widespread, organized effort not only sets a dangerous standard for how groups and individuals may opt to stage demonstrations going forward, but begs the question of how the pro-abortion crowd would behave if and when the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe later this summer.
And, worst of all, the White House has largely turned a blind eye to these riots, with Joe Biden -- who at one time claimed to be personally opposed to abortion due to his Catholic faith -- now acting as the foremost advocate for unfettered abortion access in America.
Biden's nonexistent response must be addressed, and the White House needs to know that the American people demand better from their supposed "leader."
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to stop beating around the bush and finally issue a formal statement condemning the violent riots and attacks on pro-life institutions across our country in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court majority opinion draft overturning Roe v. Wade.
Over Mother's Day weekend, pro-abortion attacks broke out across America, with increasingly depraved activists targeting pregnancy centers, pro-life advocacy organizations, and churches with either disruptive demonstrations or, in some cases, vandalism and outright violence.
Among the most barbaric occurrences was the vicious attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life group headquartered in Madison, where vandals threw a Molotov cocktail into an office window, started a fire on one of its walls, and left a threatening graffiti message reading "If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either."
Review a FULL LIST of other appalling attacks HERE.
They even descended upon the homes of Supreme Court Justices like Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice John Roberts, who appear poised to formally issue the final blow to Roe v. Wade in the coming weeks, after publishing a map with their private addresses.
The case, which was decided nearly 50 years ago in 1973, saw members of the bench fabricate a constitutional "right" to abortion, depriving individual states from crafting their own laws to protect life. However, should Roe, as expected, be overturned, the matter of abortion would be returned to the states, where it always belonged, giving lawmakers the ability to propose legislation that would either place strong restrictions on the procedure or, in some cases, ban it outright.
And while, of course, freedom of speech must be protected and defended for all Americans, demonstrations that devolve into vandalism, rioting, the use of intimidation tactics against members of the judiciary (or anyone else, for that matter), or violence in any form must NEVER be tolerated.
But the White House seems to be taking a different approach...
It wasn't until Monday afternoon that Press Secretary Jen Psaki finally acknowledged the threat posed to Supreme Court Justices by out-of-control pro-abotion activists, claiming that "judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety."
This is true, but it took Psaki an entire week to make any semblance of a definitive statement about the White House's position on this urgent matter. In fact, Psaki previously refused to discourage the targeting of Justices' homes when asked, insisting that pro-abortion groups were staging "peaceful protests" instead; she even failed to condemn the leak itself -- an unprecedented breach of trust and rejection of institutional norms that could permanently damage the standing of the court and its ability to function as an apolitical body.
And, of course, Joe Biden, himself, has been virtually silent on the matter, failing to effectively speak out against these riots and reassure the American people that those who seek to vandalize property and perpetrate violence will be held legally accountable for their actions by the Department of Justice.
This is entirely unacceptable behavior from a commander-in-chief, and as political allies like Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (rather ironically) incite insurrection by labeling the Supreme Court's pending decision a "call to arms," the American people must demand that Joe Biden clarify where he stands, and whose side he's really on.
The rule of law must be upheld and applied equally, and that means calling out radical anti-life rioters and ensuring there are consequences for their violent outbursts and destruction of property across the country.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition calling on Joe Biden to condemn these rioters, and direct the U.S. Department of Justice to take action that will hold them accountable for their actions under the law.
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'‘Rise up, fight back’: Pro-abortion protesters descend upon Justice Alito’s house over imminent abortion ruling' (LifeSiteNews)
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Fairfax County mom Stacy Langton has likewise joined in the battle for the removal of these books, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
“This shows there’s a higher authority,” said Langton. “There’s another pathway here. And if a judge adjudicates it and rules the book to be obscene then, from my understanding, it would have to be removed (here) as it will be down in Virginia Beach schools.”
Virginia has become a battleground for the protection of schoolchildren from LGBT activists. This month, school administrators in one Virginia county considered punishing schoolchildren for calling “transgender” students by their birth names or using the pronouns that correspond to their actual biological sex.
Neighboring Loudoun County, which allowed students to use the bathroom corresponding to their “gender identity,” became the subject of national controversy last year after Daily Wire investigative reporter Luke Rosiak exposed the school board’s coverup of an incident in which a skirt-wearing boy raped a girl in a girls school bathroom.
Late last year, the Loudoun County school board finally agreed to reinstate a teacher who had previously been suspended for criticizing his school’s radical transgender policy.
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