A video clip of a Virginia mother of six has gone viral showing her confronting her local school board after discovering books in the school’s library containing sexually graphic images and text.
The mother, Stacy Langton, is seen in the video reading the graphic language aloud and showing members of the Fairfax County Public Schools board the disturbing and shocking images.
Langton, whose two oldest children go to Fairfax High School, told members she decided to check the local school library after hearing stories about other parents who found pornographic materials in the school libraries in Virginia where their children attended.
Upon investigation, Langton discovered two books in the Fairfax High School library she had seen other parents rail against: “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe.
“Both of these books include pedophilia. Sex between men and boys,” the mother told school board members. “One book describes a fourth-grade boy performing oral sex on an adult male. The other book has detailed illustrations of a man having sex with a boy.”
The mother then held up some of the graphic depictions contained in the books to allow board members to see them while she read from excerpts. At one point, school board members start interrupting Langton, with one, incredulously, warning, “There are children in the audience here.”
“Do not interrupt my time,” she responded as another board member began calling for the next scheduled speaker.
Several in the crowd behind Langton, however, stood up and began to cheer her on as she stayed at the podium and attempted to complete her presentation. She was approached by a staffer and told that her time was up, as the several meeting attendees started chanting at school board members, “Go to jail!” as Langton told the board they were violating state law and “should be charged accordingly” for allowing the pornographic materials in the school’s library.
Asra Nomani of the organization Parents Defending Education reportedly recorded the video, Fox News noted.
In a subsequent interview with the network, Langton said that her four younger children currently go to private schools but she decided with her husband to send their two eldest kids to the public high school. She also said that the books that are available to students in the library are “completely shocking” and “completely unacceptable,” while going on to lament the fact that she and her husband’s tax dollars helped pay for the materials.
“We’re not talking Playboy here,” she told Fox News. “We’re not talking about Pamela Anderson reclining naked by a pool.
“I’m not one of those activists moms or disgruntled moms. This is not about being anti-gay, anti-trans or whatever,” she continued.
“I would have been there and said every single word I said if this had been the depiction of a heterosexual couple with heterosexual acts — pornography is pornography, and I don’t care what the gender is,” she added. “And by the way, it’s even worse that the pornography involves children. That takes it to a whole other level of evil.”
Fairfax High School officials told Fox News Friday that the books “will be suspended with immediate effect.”
“FCPS is in the process of convening two committees made up of staff, students and parents led by our Library Services Coordinator to assess the suitability of both texts for inclusion in our high school libraries,” said the school district in a statement.
“The recommendation of the committees will be put forward to the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services who will make a final decision as to whether FCPS continues to provide access to these books in our high school libraries.”
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