Oregon School District Using Books Containing Sexually Explicit Images?

There's a claim out there that an Oregon school system is using books with sexually explicit images readily available for the students.

By Jessica Marie Baumgartner | Published

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The North Clackamas School District in Oregon has been exposed for offering minor students books containing sexually explicit images. For the past couple of years parents have spoken out against books and other learning materials which encourage sexual exploration in minors, but many public schools continue to allow them. This has led to public school enrollment drops, and even new legislation which bans obscene books from being placed in public schools.

Fox News Digital used the Destiny app to track what books have been checked out at the North Clackamas School District libraries and found numerous questionable content being offered to children. While many of the elementary-level books explore gender identity and even go so far as to make claims about male sex organs, the content available to high school students is what is most concerning to parents who oppose the sexualization of minors. 

In one high school book, “Fun Home,” allegedly, masturbation and lesbian sex are illustrated. The highly controversial, “Gender Queer,” also allegedly displays images depicting oral sex and sex toys. 

“Juliet Takes a Breath” was also found in the school book registry. Allegedly, this young adult romance portrays graphic sexual experiences and pornographic images. 

Oregon nurse Kristen Stevens explained that she removed her children from the public school system over the introduction of these materials into schools. She noted that the school system in every state is working to confuse children and “is not supporting a family environment.” This has been acknowledged in some states, like Virginia, where books like “Gender Queer” are no longer legally allowed to be sold to minors without parental consent and are banned from being placed in schools

Despite the growing need for proper education materials in classrooms, many who support sexually explicit content in high school libraries claim that protecting children from mature content is censorship and an attack on LGBTQ rights. Former Reading Rainbow host, LeVar Burton was recently featured on The View and decried banning books that push identity politics onto schoolchildren. According to the opposition though, what Burton, and media outlets claiming that this is a violation of first amendment rights, fail to recognize is that the books in question are not being banned from the public. Any adult can walk into a bookstore and buy a copy of these titles. Unlike six classic Dr. Seuss books — which are no longer being printed and are truly banned for resale on Ebay — these LGBTQ books are readily available to adults, including parents who allow their children to read them. 

Apparently, parents are claiming the main issue surrounding these books isn’t the fact that they support LGBTQ issues, it is that they present gender confusion as healthy and normal while also illustrating adult sex acts. Children are not allowed to go to a movie theater and watch adult movies without a parent present. They are also not allowed to walk into an adult toy store. The fact that schools would allow books that contain sexual images into classrooms, and even offer them through taxpayer-funded school libraries, is highly concerning to numerous parents. 

Schools were designed to meet the needs of families within their communities. They are funded by those families and others in each community. Since parents are footing the bill, they are seeking more say in what their children are exposed to. Unfortunately, many districts have fought against those they serve and continued to distribute books hosting sexually explicit content. Because of this many parents have been forced to seek alternative education options for their children, or accept that public schools are offering underage children mature content.