What happens when Dad protests sexual smut assigned to his 9th grader will floor you

The “live free or die state” should find a new motto.

A man who attended a school board meeting in Gilford, N.H., Monday night to complain about the sexually charged content of a book his ninth-grade daughter was assigned to read for school found himself escorted from the room and placed in handcuffs.

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Book cover: The Blaze

According to the Union Leader, attorney William Baer was charged with disorderly conduct for the incident, which stemmed from his discovery last week that his daughter had been assigned to read a book called “19 Minutes,” which turns on a school shooting and its effects on a small town.

It also includes graphic descriptions of sex between adolescents.

When Baer attended the meeting to complain, he spoke longer than his allotted two minutes, then got into an argument with another parent. That’s when things got ugly.

In an interview before the meeting with EAG News, a non-profit group that focuses on education issues, Baer said he learned about the sex in the book when a friend happened to point it out by chance during a visit to his home last week.

“I was shocked when I read the passage, and not much shocks me anymore,” Baer told EAG News. “My wife was stunned by the increasingly graphic nature of the sexual content of the scene and the imagery it evoked.”

Lest anyone think Baer might just be a prude, this isn’t the “F” word showing up in “Catcher in the Rye” and scandalizing 1950s high schools. Here’s an excerpt, as presented by EAG News.

“‘Relax,” Matt murmured, and then he sank his teeth into her shoulder. He pinned her hands over her head and ground his hips against hers. She could feel his erection, hot against her stomach

“…  She couldn’t remember ever feeling so heavy, as if her heart were beating between her legs. She clawed at Matt’s back to bring him closer.

“‘Yeah,’ he groaned, and her pushed her thighs apart. And then suddenly Matt was inside her, pumping so hard that she scooted backward on the carpet, burning the backs of her legs. … (H)e clamped his hand over her mouth and drove harder and harder until Josie felt him come.

“Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.”

For ninth-graders.

In the EAG News interview, Baer said the role of government in children’s education has spun out of control.

“Many people in education and government truly believe our children are theirs,” he said. “That parents are only the custodians who feed them and put a roof over their head. These school incidents are a byproduct of this ‘we know best’ philosophy. They believe they have the authority to do this. If people were more complacent, which is hard to imagine, it’d be even worse.”

It’s tough to imagine how much worse it can get, when an apparently civil citizen can be escorted from a public meeting at the behest of a school official, then handcuffed on a “disorderly conduct” charge when the only disorder apparent comes from an arbitrary time element imposed by a school board chairman.

Anyone who’s spent time in the newspaper business has seen public meetings where speakers go over their allotted time, where individuals disagree in the audience and voices get raised on any issue from a road widening project to new school construction.

But an actual arrest for speaking out in public is something Americans have frowned on since the Founders established freedom of speech in the very First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

A gavel is one thing. A police officer with handcuffs and a gun is another thing entirely.

H/T: The Blaze

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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289 thoughts on “What happens when Dad protests sexual smut assigned to his 9th grader will floor you

  1. The Elderking says:

    He should have said he was a muslim.

    Sorted!

  2. Art Lowe says:

    What it is called is government terrorism, as those officials in pubic schools are the new brain-dead terrorists the federal government uses, as it is not about education anymore…it about controlism, fascism, run by terrorists school officials. The education system needs to be flushed. It’s been 40+ years of downhill with progressive ‘feel good’, political correct BS with the yearly chant of ‘we just need more money’ and it needs to end. The federal government is not interested in education, it’s primary interest is indoctrination and dumbing down kids to be part of their Idiocracy. As it plain to see uneducated people are easy to control that why parents kids are used against parents as the government or state believes they are the parent. Anyone over 30, just look at a common core book and what they teach… It’s the worst ‘education’ ever foisted on kids to molest them and silence anyone and criminalize them (parents) at the same time. The Best thing any parent can do is to home school their kids and shut down the funding with your tax monies used to justify their sick and diseased minds of perversions and shut down their public brainwashing pubic schools and watch them scream, they will stop and fix their stupidity..

  3. Gina N John Williams says:

    I wonder if anyone had thought of bringing charges against the school board for exposing children to porn?

    1. Jockey says:

      If anyone should, it should be the lawyer who spoke out and was charged with disorderly conduct. I may be wrong but I think that he is entitled to a trial by jury which can bring some needed attention to the subject
      of the complete lack of common sense that pervades public schools. But regardless of the outcome, he could mount a case against the school on obscenity charges or even child pornography since the kids are minors.

      This is the trouble with letting liberals get their way. They push and push without limit until they are pushed back. And I would like to see pushback in the strongest possible way.

  4. Patrick says:

    I love how they leave out the excert of her telling him to wait and trying to pull away and thats when it turns into rape but they wont include that because thats not controversial

  5. D J says:

    This person may be the worst person for them to pick on but yet the best possible person for those who find the material pornographic and objectionable. In my mind this very angry parent attorney has been pushed past his limit. He needs to do everyone a favor and make an example of this school board; for the good people left in this nation. He needs to take his legal experience and get very creative using the law against this board and school system. I’m not an attorney, but I think the lawsuits could be flying. Also, he should contact the prosecuting attorney about the school board and the teachers contributing to the delinquency and child abuse of the minors since they are required to read this pornography geared toward children under 18. Arguably, many young lives may be lead down a path of ruin by being required to read it. Prosecuting all responsible and labeling them as child pornographers who must register for life, seems like a possibility.

  6. Kris Driessen says:

    If the voters don’t choose to get rid of the BOE, then they condone this action.

  7. Drew Armstrong says:

    I have a 9th grade daughter. If she had to read this filth… She would be home schooled. Fortunately here in Utah it has not slipped this far as of yet…

  8. Tenbears Hanksterboy says:

    I commend this father for his concern , this is not appropiate for 9th graders, as a father i would of done the same thing, i think the other parents should of supported him aswell n backed him up n the teacher n principle be fired ! … N thanks for keeping us updated on this issue .

  9. Matheus Grunt says:

    Let me guess, anyone who is a supposed patriot who was there didn’t do nothing to stop this crap and folks just all sat there like good little boys and girls? Exactly. You physically put a stop to this tyranny and beat the crap out of these so called law enforcement officers and remind them why we have arms and why we have a Bill of Rights. We DO reserve that right and it’s our duty to PHYSICALLY and tactically resist these criminals. STOP complying people. Stop watching things like this happen! Our silence is granting them this permission that we cannot simply give! And no, cameras and protests do not stop this, the police state is here & will keep doing what it does until some form of martial law is imposed and then they’re really going to get bad.

    1. MMinCC says:

      I couldn’t agree more and it’s one reason why I avoid these HS gatherings

  10. Ronald R. Johnson says:

    He should hire a great attorney and sue the hell out of them all. We need to have cops sued when they do wrong and pay part of the judgement ouf of pockets, if we did cops would become a lot smarter a lot sooner! I’m sixk of Cops getting away clean , that is why they have no fear of breakjng laws or violating peoples rights!

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