School District Pulls Book That Included Sodomy Scene. Furious Mom Hits School Board

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No sooner did the public-school board in Hudson, Ohio, pull a textbook that the mayor said promoted kiddie porn, than a school board in Austin, Texas, pulled one for about the same reason.

In the latest case, the book contained at least one scene involving anal sodomy. That didn’t much please an angry mom who read a passage to the Lake Travis School Board on September 15.

Shortly thereafter, the school board pulled the book from two middle-school libraries. The board is reviewing Out of Darkness, is about a love affair between a black boy and a Mexican girl, and uses a school explosion in 1937 in New London as historical background.

“Material of a Pornogrpahic Nature”

Board members undoubtedly received a shock when Kara Bell marched up the podium during time allowed for public comment and read an unsavory passage.

“Take her out back, we boys figured, then hands on the t***ies,” Bell read verbatim. “Put it in her coin box, put it in her cornhole, grab a hold of that braid, rub that Calico.”

Cornhole is a popular bean-bag game, but Bell told the board she had to Google the sexual meaning of the term. She wasn’t happy, of course, when she learned it’s slang for the anus.

“I’ve never had anal sex, I don’t want to have anal sex,” Bell fumed. “I don’t want my kids having anal sex. I want you to start focusing on education and not public health.”

Bell lost a race for the school board in May.

KXAN, the NBC affiliate in Austin, reported that someone phoned the board to say a pornographic book was in a middle school library, after which the school removed it from two schools.

A spokesman told the station that a district has “significant discretion to determine the content of its school libraries,” but must “exercise its discretion in a manner consistent with the First Amendment.”

Although the schools can’t “remove materials from a library for the purpose of denying students access to ideas with which the district disagrees,” they can purge materials that are “pervasively vulgar or based solely upon the educational suitability of the books in question.”

The district is reviewing the book, the affiliate reported. That must leave parents wondering whether books should be reviewed before they are chosen for the schools.

That aside, the pitch from Amazon is this:

Naomi Vargas and Wash Fuller know about the lines in East Texas as well as anyone. They know the signs that mark them. They know the people who enforce them. But sometimes the attraction between two people is so powerful it breaks through even the most entrenched color lines. And the consequences can be explosive.

That’s pretty bland, considering what’s inside the covers.

The station found the usual leftist to explain why kids should read about anal sex.

“I think to pretend books that deal explicitly with sex or sexual assault are in some way a threat to young people are doing them a disservice,” Jonathan Friedman of Pen America told the station.

Friedman, who wears two earrings, is the group’s free-speech expert: 

This is about having access for young people to a wide variety of literature that people from different backgrounds are reflected in.

You have a small contingent in many cases of parents who decide that they disagree, and that they must know better than those who are in the classroom.

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A lot of parents “know better than those who are in the classroom,” as the school board in Hudson, Ohio, found last week. 

Such was the material in a writing-class text titled 642 Things to Write About that Mayor Craig Shubert told the members to quit or be arrested for peddling child porn.

The book contained assignments such as writing a “a sex scene you wouldn’t show your mom,” and describing “a time when you wanted to orgasm but couldn’t.”

One parent, also a cop, said teachers should be monitored like those in his profession who must wear body cameras. Cameras, he said, should be installed in classrooms so parents can monitor what teachers are imparting to kids.

The board didn’t quit, but it did remove the book. Members admitted they didn’t know the schools were using it and that the review process for the book had failed.

H/T: Breitbart





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NIMBY Complaints Result in Police Raid, Sodomy Charges at Maryland Bookstore – Reason.com

A raid on a Maryland adult bookstore in May resulted in some potentially unconstitutional arrests of three men for violating the state’s partially repealed sodomy law.

On Tuesday, the Washington Blade reported that back in May, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office arrested nine people when it raided Bush River Books & Video store in Abington, just north of Baltimore.

Of those nine, only three men were charged with perverted sexual practice. Another four were charged with indecent exposure, one was charged with indecent exposure and perverted sexual practice, and one person was arrested for solicitation of prostitution. The statement the sheriff’s office gave the Blade says that one of their undercover female officers was solicited by one of the bookstore’s patrons.

“I went inside and was hooking up with someone and the next thing I know, eight of us were against the wall with handcuffs with plastic zip ties on them,” one of the men arrested told the Blade. “And we all spent the night in jail. I was released at like six o’clock in the morning.”

The bookstore has long been a subject of neighborhood complaints and police attention.

The Baltimore Sun reported that the sheriff’s office had started conducting “spot checks” at the bookstore in late 2011, which periodically resulted in arrests of patrons for indecent exposure. One such check also found holes cut into the walls separating private video viewing booths, a violation of the county’s code.

“It really deters other businesses, especially upscale businesses, from opening, and really deters the revitalization process in that area,” said John Paff, the head of the Bush River Community Council to the Sun in 2012. A Change.org petition launched in June 2020 demands that the county “shut down this nuisance to our neighborhood.” It’s thus far received 169 signatures.

Similar NIMBY complaints appear to have motivated the most recent raid on the Bush River bookstore.

“In the past several months, we have received an increased number of concerns and allegations of a wide variety of illegal activity occurring at Bush River Books and Video,” the Sheriff’s office said. “We take all citizen concerns seriously, and there is an active investigation into these concerns.”

The arrested men have a trial date in August. Those charged with perverted sexual practice, however, might be able to get off.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2003’s Lawrence v. Texas, that sodomy laws criminalizing private sexual behavior were unconstitutional. In 2020, Maryland’s legislature also partially repealed the state’s law criminalizing sodomy. The text of the repeal bill, however, shows that it left in place various references in the state’s criminal code to “unnatural or perverted sexual practice.”

Greg Nevins, senior counsel for Lambda Legal, a gay rights public interest law firm, told the Blade that the Lawrence ruling should offer protection to the men charged with committing sex acts in a private, locked video viewing booth, comparing it to a couple having sex in a rented hotel room.

Constitutional issues aside, there’s also the libertarian case to be made that businesses should be free to allow whatever kind of consensual sexual activity they want on their own property.



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Former Teacher Of The Year Arrested On Rape And Sodomy Charges Involving Student

A former teacher of the year at a public high school in Alabama was arrested on multiple charges including rape and sodomy of a student, WHNT reported Friday.

44-year-old Leslie Gillespie was charged with two counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19, and one count each of second-degree rape and sodomy, Lawrence County Sheriff Max Sanders said, according to WHNT.

Sanders said Gillespie is a teacher at R.A. Hubbard High School, where she teaches English, The Associated Press (AP) reported. In 2019, Gillespie was honored with a teacher of the year award at the school. 

R.A. Hubbard High School is part of the Lawrence County School District and is located in North Courtland, roughly 30 miles south of the Tennessee border.

Lawrence County School Superintendent Jon Bret Smith indicated in a statement to WLOX that Gillespie was an employee at the school at the time of the arrest. Gillespie was reportedly taken into custody on Thursday. 

“The Lawrence County school district has been made aware that an employee has been arrested. Our school district treats this type of situation with the highest level of care. District leaders are conducting an investigation into this matter and will support law enforcement as they do the same,” the statement said, in part, adding that the district is working “diligently and expediently to resolve the situation.”

Lawrence County School District did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication. 

Numerous teachers and other school employees have been charged with sexual misconduct involving studentsA New York public school board member was charged in May with multiple crimes, including sexual misconduct and allegedly raping a 16-year-old on a boat. (RELATED: School Board Member In New York Charged With Raping 16-Year-Old On Boat)

In April, a math teacher at a high school in Long Island was arrested on charges that she raped a 15-year-old male student.





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Ex-gay Milo Yiannopoulos tosses $150K ‘sodomy’ engagement ring into Pacific Ocean | News

HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 3, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Ex-gay Milo Yiannopoulos has tossed his four-carat, $150,000 homosexual engagement ring — which he has dubbed a “Sodomy Stone” — into the depths of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii.

“My checking account has about $800 in it right now, and the last ten years have exhausted my savings. But this is something I had to do,” wrote Yiannopoulos on his YouTube posting.

“You can’t build something beautiful and true on a bedrock of filth and lies,” he added. “The ‘Sodomy Stone.’ That’s the name I’ve given to the gigantic engagement ring I bought myself as part of a union I now regard as somewhat infernal,” Yiannopoulos explained at the start of his video, which identified him as a “former sodomite.”

“I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what’s real and not real in my life,” said Yiannopoulos, “and about the trappings of my former life that would be a good idea to get rid of.”

“And the more I looked at this gigantic, four-carat money pit, the more I thought, ‘this is a perfect example of some of the lies I bought into in my previous life,” he continued. “For example, I bought into the lie that I could be a rabid culture warrior for the right, and a sodomite, at the same time. I can’t.”

While Yiannopoulis had originally hoped to cast his “Sodomy Stone” into the active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, that plan turned out to be unfeasable. And so he settled for tossing his valuable ring off the side of a chartered boat, a couple miles off the coast of Honolulu.

“I’ve prayed, drunk an enormous amount of vodka, and reminded myself that nothing beautiful and true can be made or grow on a foundation of wickedness,” he said, holding the ring in his hands, while the theme from Titanic plays in the background.

Heading back to port, with Waikiki in the background, after using a cuss word, Yiannopoulos assured himself, “It’s for the best. It’s for the best.”

Watch the video here (warning: some bad language):

Yiannopoulos shook the world when he told LifeSiteNews in March that he is now “ex-gay” and consecrating his life to St. Joseph:

The guy I live with has been demoted to housemate, which hasn’t been easy for either of us. It helps that I can still just about afford to keep him in Givenchy and a new Porsche every year. Could be worse for him, I guess.

My own life has changed dramatically, though it crept up on me while I wasn’t paying attention. I’m someone who responds to micromanagement and accountability, so I’ve found counting days an effective bulwark against sin. In the last 250 days I’ve only slipped once, which is a lot better than I predicted I would do.

It feels as though a veil has been lifted in my house — like there’s something more real and honest going on than before. It’s been a gradual uncovering, rather than a dramatic reveal. Maybe that lack of theater or spectacle is a sign the gay impulses truly are receding?

The best metaphor I know is that of a flower blooming — of nature’s Epiphany — an image I know Caryll Houselander was fond of. I think it was Houselander who said, “Whatever is loving in man and whatever is lovable in man is Christ in man.” I take this to mean that the more love and the less lust in us, the more we cease to obscure Christ and instead reveal Him, in whose image we are made.

I don’t mean to suggest it’s been easy, just simple: Our Lord endured worse than any of us and promised us that we have to take up a heavy cross each day. Ronald Knox says the Via Crucis shows us the 3 ways we can carry our cross: With bitterness, like the unrepentant thief; with grim resignation, like the repentant thief who said it was what he deserved; or with love, like the Lord, who never minimized suffering but said it would, in God’s time, redeem us.

Secretly, I feel I’ve done enough good in this life to excuse me from earthly penance for past sins. Your readers will no doubt respond, rightly, that this statement demonstrates how far I have to go. The best advice I can give others in my situation is: Check your pride, not your privilege. So often it’s vanity or conceit or self-satisfaction that gets in the way of accepting Christ. Learn to catch it before it takes root, and difficult things suddenly don’t seem so difficult.

He explained his devotion to St. Joseph:

Secular attempts at recovery from sin are either temporary or completely ineffective. Salvation can only be achieved through devotion to Christ and the works of the Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. St. Joseph is the spiritual father figure of the Holy Family. In this time of gender madness, devoting myself to the male protector of the infant Jesus is an act of faith in God’s Holy Patriarch, and a rejection of the Terror of transsexuals. Trannies are demonic: They are the Galli, the castrated priests of Cybele, the Magna mater, whom Augustine saw dancing in the streets of Carthage dressed like women.





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Austrian bishop condones sodomy: Active homosexuals have a ‘spiritual home’ in Catholic Church | News

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INNSBRUCK, Austria, March 19, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – An Austrian Catholic bishop, reacting negatively to the Vatican’s rejection this week of blessings for homosexual couples, stated that the Church must welcome and provide a spiritual home for active homosexuals.

“As a church, we would like to offer all people who are gay, lesbian, or insecure about their sexuality a welcome and a spiritual home in the church – and not only at the point when they are celibate,” said Bishop Hermann Glettler of the Austrian Diocese of Innsbruck in a March 15 interview with Kathpress.

Glettler said that accepting active homosexuals in the Church “requires even more openness, a willingness to get to know each other and to approach one another.”

The Catholic Church, however, basing itself on Sacred Scripture, teaches that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”

“They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved,” states the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

St. Paul in one of his letters warns the Corinthians that “homosexuals” along with others such as “idolaters” and “adulterers” will “not inherit the kingdom of God.”

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The Catholic Church furthermore teaches that the homosexual inclination is also “objectively disordered” since God created sexual attraction for the purpose of drawing a man and a woman together to become husband and wife in marriage.

The Church calls all baptized persons, including those with same-sex attraction, to chastity.

Pro-LGBT Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin tweeted Glettler’s comment specifically about the Church welcoming active homosexuals. 

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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) announced Monday that the Catholic Church cannot bless homosexual relationships since God “does not and cannot bless sin.” A question to the CDF about whether or not the Church has the “power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex” was answered in the “negative” by the congregation’s prefect, Luis Cardinal Ladaria Ferrer. The congregation’s statement was assented to by Pope Francis.

The Congregation stated that it is “not licit to impart a blessing on relationships, or partnerships, even stable, that involve sexual activity outside of marriage (i.e., outside the indissoluble union of a man and a woman open in itself to the transmission of life), as is the case of the unions between persons of the same sex.”

“The presence in such relationships of positive elements, which are in themselves to be valued and appreciated, cannot justify these relationships and render them legitimate objects of an ecclesial blessing, since the positive elements exist within the context of a union not ordered to the Creator’s plan,” the statement read.

Pro-homosexual Catholic bishops and priests reacted with sadness, disappointment, and even shame over the statement. Some went as far as stating publicly that they will defy the teaching and continue blessing homosexual couples.

A group of about 350 priests in Austria organized by Pastor Helmut Schüller stated in a “Call to Disobedience 2.0″ that they will “continue to bless same-sex couples.” The group stated that it “vehemently protests against the assumption that same-sex loving couples are not part of the divine plan. Here the attempt is made to undermine the reality of creation with dogmatizing presumptions.”

In his interview with Kathpress, Bishop Glettler, who is responsible for marriage and family in the country’s conference of bishops, called the CDF statement a “disappointment for all who have hoped for a clearer sign of acceptance of homosexual couples.”

Glettler has a history of opposing Catholic teaching. He said last year that the Church’s doctrine that women cannot be ordained as priests is an “inequality” that is “difficult to justify.” In 2019, he hosted seminars for divorced and “remarried” couples living in adultery in which he allowed the couples to receive Holy Communion and a “celebration of reconciliation and of blessing.” 

In 2019, the bishop allowed a “Jesus clock” made from an upside-down corpus with broken arms to be installed in a church.





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