Oklahoma Education Secretary: The left is pushing pornography, not academics in our schools

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- Oklahoma Secretary of Education Ryan Walters accused the far left with “pushing woke ideology, pornography and CRT” instead of “focusing on academics,” he told Newsmax last week.

Walters was speaking after school district officials in Tulsa agreed to pull two books from public school libraries after parents slammed their inclusion, calling them obscene.

“I had parents that were reaching out, saying there are graphic novels in our school, and what we saw were graphic sex acts being depicted,” he told the host on the network’s National Report.

“Frankly, it violates our child pornography law. It was sex acts between minors being depicted, and very explicitly in these graphic novels. There’s no place for it. It’s pornography.”

The two books—“Gender Queer” and “Flamer” were yanked from shelves after the public went ballistic on social media, and where Joy Hofmeister, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, issued a statement disapproving of the books, according to NBC affiliate KJRH in Tulsa.

For example, according to reviews on Amazon, the book Flamer contains “porn, masturbation and suicide.” Another reviewer said it was “straight up child porn.”

Gender Queer’s reviews include, “perverted, coarse, unadulterated pornography-targeted to children. This is pedophilia. Evil.”

Another said, “This is not appropriate for anyone. Graphic images of children involved in sexual acts.” Another reviewer warned, “…it has nothing to do with gender identity and everything to do with grooming your children for sexual abuse by adults.”

Walters noted, however that there are a number of school districts throughout the state where such offensive materials remain in school libraries, in addition to nationwide.

He called “pornography in our schools” an “attempt from the far left to sexualize our young people and we have to get this nonsense out of our schools.”

He also noted that when the presence of the books and their content was identified to school officials, the reaction was “knock it off.”

“I got an email from a parent this weekend from another superintendent, where they pointed out pornographic material in their library, and the response was, ‘Well, you know, we’ve got a committee. We’ll look at it,’” said Walters.

“This isn’t how we do things…it’s pornography. It’s unbelievable what we have seen the far left do to our schools in the last 30 years. It is absolutely incredible.”

He also railed against the inclusion of CRT (Critical Race Theory) in school curricula, which he said teaches kids to “hate their country, creating division and then there’s sexualizing our kids.

This is absolutely the behavior of a groomer to put sexual material, explicit sexual activity, in front of minors, in front of grade school students; it absolutely has to stop.’

Walters identified what he feels the motive of the far left is; to “sexualize our young people, get them to hate our country, and vote against the Republican Party.”

He also slammed the Biden administration and the national teachers’ unions of “pushing these books.”

“As adults, we protect children,” said Walters. “We protect their innocence. We want them to learn, but putting pornography in front of a grade-school kid isn’t helping grow their academic ability. It is absolutely indoctrination.

“We have to stay vigilant, but yes, administrators have to be held accountable. But too often, these administrators are more concerned with playing the woke Olympics rather than the academic success of our young people.”

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ICYMI, a library in Michigan has been defunded after refusing to remove pornographic LGBTQ books for children. For more on that, we invite you to:

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JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI – According to a report from MLive, on Tuesday, August 2nd, a West Michigan township has defunded their public library amid a campaign against LGBTQ materials on the shelves.

Officials with Patmos Library in Jamestown Township said that the library’s future is now in limbo after voters shot down the operating millage renewal and increase on the ballot.

Larry Walton, the library board’s president stated that the library will lose 84 percent of its $245,o00 annual budget due to the failure of the millage question.

According to the unofficial count from the Ottawa County Clerk’s Office, voters show down the millage question by a vote of 1,905 opposed to 1,142 in favor. If the measure had passed, it would have renewed and increased the millage of 0.4186 mills to 0.60 mills through 2032.

Jamestown Township is one of the fastest growing places in the state with a population of about 9,630 residents. Walton said that a group of residents had campaigned against the millage questions because the library refuses to take LGBTQ material off its shelves. He added:

“They’re protesting all LGBTQ books that are on our shelves. We, the board, will not ban the books.”

Walton said that he is optimistic that the library would work past this issue and possibly put another millage question on a future ballot. He said:

“I am optimistic that we will work through the hurdle the conservative group has thrown our way.”

One Jamestown Township resident has already raised $8,000 as of Friday, August 5th, in an effort to keep the library’s doors open. Jesse Dillman, another town resident, created a GoFundMe for the library with a goal of $245,000, which is one year’s worth of funding for the library. He said:

“I walk there with my family on a weekly basis. My wife and I love to rent the puzzles and attend the events and rent books. My kids love the children’s section they have there with the toys and games, so the state of Patmos Library directly impacts my family in a very meaningful way.”

He added:

“I feel like I had to take action and do something to try and help.”

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Around Memorial Day, signs began popping up around town opposing the millage question. Some of the signs, Dillman said, claimed the library had content that was “grooming children.” He added:

“It was 100% about the cultural issue of having LGBT material in the library. As far as I can tell, i wasn’t necessarily super clued into everything that was going on in those discussion and that campaign. I never saw any opposition to the actual dollar amount or taxes.”

According to reports, the controversy began with a complaint about a memoir by a nonbinary writer and then spiraled into a campaign against the Patmos Library itself.

In March, one of the library directors, Matt Lawrence, who has since left the job, said an anonymous letter went to the homes of the area, criticizing the “pornographic” memoir and the addition of “transgender” and “gay” books in the library. He said:

“That fired a lot of people up and got them to start coming to our board meetings to complain. The concern from the public was that it’s going to confuse children.”

The library’s refusal to submit to the demands led to a campaign urging residents to vote against renewed funding for the library.

A group calling itself Jamestown Conservatives handed out flyers condemning Gender Queer, the memoir, for showing “extremely graphic sexual illustrations of two people of the same gender,” and criticizing the library director who “promoted the LGBTQ ideology,” and calling for making the library a “safe and neutral place for our kids.”

The vote comes as libraries across the country face a surge in demands to ban books.

The American Library Association identified 729 challenges to “library, school and university materials and services” in 2021, which led to about 1,600 challenges or removals of individual books.


AMERICA — As parents worry about what schools are teaching their children, another aspect to reflect on is whether they are physically safe from teachers, teaching aides and substitutes.

At least 135 teachers, teachers’ aides and substitutes have been arrested so far this year on child sex-related crimes in the U.S., ranging from child pornography to raping students.

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A Twitter account, @DaltonReport, has maintained a list of pedophile educators that suggests the number could be much higher.

According to a FOX News report, statistics show that since the beginning of the year, there has been an average of about one sex-crime suspect arrested each day:

“An analysis conducted by Fox News Digital looked at local news stories week by week featuring arrests of teachers and teachers’ aides on child sex-related crimes in school districts across the country. 

“Arrests that weren’t publicized were not counted in the analysis, meaning the true number may well be higher.

“The analysis found that at least 135 teachers and teachers’ aides have been arrested in 41 states between January 1 and May 13, which works out to about an arrest a day on average.

“The vast majority of the arrested educators were men.

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“Of the 135 arrests, at least 102, or 76%, involved alleged crimes against students.

“The 135 educators included 117 teachers, 11 teachers’ aides and seven substitute teachers.”

According to the same FOX report, there were several disturbing examples of alleged crimes committed by the arrestees:

“On April 11, police in California charged Anthony James Phillips, a 61-year-old former teacher at Cupertino Middle School in Sunnyvale, with aggravated sexual assault of a child, forcible penetration with a foreign object, and forcible penetration with a foreign object upon a child.

“Phillips is accused of raping a student in 2009 when he was still a teacher at Cupertino.

“Anessa Paige Gower, a 35-year-old former biology teacher at Making Waves Academy in Richmond, California, was charged with 29 counts of child molestation on April 8.

“Gower is accused of sexually abusing seven students between 2021-2022 when she was a teacher at Making Waves, with allegations including forcible sodomy of minors and sharing sexually graphic photos over online platforms. She is due back in court on June 2.

“William Landon Smith, a 31-year-old former science teacher at Cape Fear High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was charged with 27 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, 28 counts of indecent liberties with a student, and one count of secretly using or installing a photographic imaging device to arouse or gratify sexual desire on March 18.

“Smith is accused of inappropriately communicating with students via social media apps like Snapchat when he was a teacher at Cape Fear.

“John M. Doty, a 35-year-old former biology teacher at Career Academy South Bend in Indiana, was charged with two counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and six counts of child seduction on Feb. 9.

“Doty is accused of repeatedly raping a 16-year-old female student and threatening to kill her. He is scheduled to stand trial in January 2023.

Danielle Fischer, a 29-year-old former substitute teacher in the Roxana and Alton school districts, was charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse on Feb. 4.

“Fischer is accused of sexually assaulting two teenage male students at her home in Edwardsville during summer break last year. A Madison County grand jury later added child pornography to the charges.”

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In a statement, Erika Sanzi, director of outreach for Parents Defending Education, told Fox News Digital that the issue of teacher sex crimes against students needs to be better addressed by the federal government.

Sanzi cited the outdated Department of Education’s 2004 report, which claimed that nearly 9.6% of students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career and noted:

“Educator sexual abuse is a major problem that largely gets ignored because it’s so uncomfortable to talk about. While a very small fraction of educators and school employees prey on the children in their care, one bad actor can do damage to many students.

“The last federally commissioned study on the issue was in 2004, pre-smart phone and those who study the issue closely say that the problem has been exacerbated by the ease of communication that a smart phone provides.

“We need to get much more honest about the problem, study it again and ensure that we have policies and laws in place that protect children.

“It is currently legal in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for teachers and other adults in positions of authority to have sexual relationships with students once they turn 14. After a 5-year effort, RI finally appears poised to change that this year.”

There is a bipartisan bill in Rhode Island that would make it a crime for a teacher or person of authority to have sexual contact with someone under the age of 18, FOX News reported.

Christopher Rufo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said the lack of research on teacher sex crimes against students is a “travesty.”

In a statement to FOX News Digital, Rufo suggested the federal government needs to research the issue and release timely reports about it so that there is an updated way to address and stop the sex crimes against students:

“The public school system has a serious child sex abuse problem. The last significant federal study on this topic, which was conducted by the Department of Education in 2004, suggested that millions of American schoolchildren are victims of teacher sexual misconduct in each generation of K-12 students—and there hasn’t been any significant research since then.

“This is a travesty. Parents deserve to know exactly what’s happening in the public school system and deserve to have tools for protecting their children from abuse.

“Congress should immediately fund a $25 million research program into child sexual abuse in public schools and provide complete transparency for parents. The first duty of public schools is to keep kids safe—and, tragically, that’s not happening in far too many cases.”

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