Anchorage School Board shuts down parent reading a passage from a sexting-porn manual in schools’ libraries

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By DAVID BOYLE

On Tuesday, a parent of an Anchorage School District student read aloud from one of the how-to sex books that are accessible to children in Anchorage school libraries.

In the past, Jay McDonald has been able to at least read a few lines before being told to leave. This time, the school board shut down him down almost immediately, telling him he could not read from a book during his three minutes at the microphone.

“Let’s Talk About It” was the book in question on Tuesday, and even though children at Romig Middle School and Bartlett High School can read this book that is on their shelves, it was not allowed to be read into the record for school board members to hear. The school board shut it down.

McDonald believes that, if the kids can read the book, then the school board can, too. The school board’s public participation rules have no such sanctions against reading passages from any book.

“”Let’s Talk About It” has detailed instructions on all kinds of sexual activities, including how to “sext,” which is sending nude photos through the internet. The book’s authors give children detailed instructions: Use the editing functions of their phones to remove any identifying features (piercings, tattoos, etc), before sending pictures to the entire world on the Internet, they remind the kids. The graphic book has drawings of anal sex, oral sex, homosexual sex, sex toys, and more.

The authors encourage kids to view pornography online, describing it as a healthy activity. They also encourage children to pay for the pornography they watch. The authors diminish the value of virginity, calling it an outdated term that has no real meaning.

As Jay McDonald began reading from the book on Tuesday, Board member Carl Jacobs, who was chairing the meeting, stopped him.

“I am going to interrupt you at this point. It sounds like you have a concern about a book that I’d be glad to get you connected to the superintendent to go through the appropriate process,” Jacobs said.

Board member Dave Donley objected to the interruption: “Mr. Chair, I don’t think he’s violated any rules.  I mean, he hasn’t used pornography.  I mean he hasn’t shown any pornography, any bad words”.

Chair Jacobs seemed rattled and told Mr. Donley that he could, if he liked, try to overrule the rule of the chair. He said that board precedence allowed him, as the chair, to stop the testimony.

Donley countered, “I don’t think he said anything that would cause us to cut off his testimony at this point.” Donley then appealed the ruling of the chair.

Five board members voted to uphold Jacob’s ruling: Pat Higgins, Kelly Lessens, Carl Jacobs, School Board President Margo Bellamy and Dora Wilson.

Only members Donley and Andy Holleman voted to allow McDonald to complete his testimony.

Watch Jay McDonald’s First Amendment rights violated at the Anchorage School Board meeting on Feb. 7:

This is not the first time McDonald has read books aloud to the school board. After he read a passage from “This Book Is Gay,” he was cut off by Board President Margo Bellamy. That book soon disappeared from several school book shelves, but is still available in at least one Anchorage public school.

On Tuesday, after being denied his ability to peaceably redress his grievances to the government as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, McDonald returned to his vehicle and posted a video of his testimony online, where Facebook, which objects to the content, has throttled his account back to the point where it’s difficult to find.

He showed the book and, while blocking out the graphic pictures, described to people what is in middle school libraries in Anchorage. In spite of Facebook’s blocking of his account, the video went viral on Facebook, with more than 25,000 views in just a few hours. Here is a clip:

Watch Jay McDonald’s complete 16-minute video at his Facebook page.

A pattern of constitutional infringement has developed as the Anchorage School Board has incrementally reduced the freedom of parents and other citizens to attend and speak at its board meetings.

The board changed its meetings in 2021 from Monday night to Tuesday night, which conflicts with the Anchorage Assembly meetings, and reduces the number of people who can attend either meeting. The school board meetings had been held on Monday nights for decades so they would not conflict with the Assembly meetings.

Then the board decided to allow students to testify first in the allotted one-hour public testimony period at the beginning of the meeting.  If many students testify, then taxpaying citizens who wish to speak are forced to the end of the meeting, usually at about 10 pm.

Now, the school board has told a citizen he cannot read from a school library book.

32 COMMENTS

    • My thought exactly.
      It is not OK for the school board to hear it (supposedly, they are adults), but it is perfectly OK for school children to read/hear it.
      Yeah, makes sense.

  1. So, the school district complains about not enough money/benefits and yet enrollment plummeted and from what I gather is still plummeting and they allow pornographic materials in class? The district staff, by reason of deduction, are the problem, no? It really appears they are riding the gravy train and are doing what they can to keep lining their pockets, what else could it be?

  2. We elect and reelect these people. Likely, we are a minority who care that this is wrong. Both not letting the guy continue and the content allowed/encouraged within our public schools.

    • MAYBE they are re-elected. We all agree election integrity is an issue. Ask yourself: how many “woke” friends & neighbors do you know? Where are these people? Ya think all these street dwellers actually vote en masse?

    • We are not electing these radicals. The unions and the democrat machine are. Union members are literally getting paid to vote for liberals. Paid in the form of generous union contracts. The rest of us have no such financial incentive in our vote. So union members always have a much greater incentive to vote.

  3. Bunch of power hungry politicians suppressing free speech. If they don’t like it then they need to find other employment.

  4. Aside from the only board member with any brains and practical sense, Dave Donley, the rest of the board were bored, and couldn’t wait to get back to their own laptops and watch porn. They don’t need to be reminded by conservative parents that this crap is harmful to the kids. This board loves drag shows for kids, all things LGBTQ, and perverted homosexual instruction…..
    with lots of pictures.

  5. Actually the people putting such books in children’s hands are molesters and could be registered as sex offenders and the children who believe the teachings in the books will become sex offenders also and will go to federal prison for the rest of their lives unable to work marry or have a family social contacts or homes for the rest of their lives etc.

  6. The oily glaze of pornography across our culture is dispiriting.

    People trying to sexualized children ought to be dealt with as they always have across time and culture. I hope there is a revolution in how we prioritize and guard children’s innocence.

  7. If we continue to elect that old liberal warhorse, Pat Higgens, we can expect our community & school system to deteriorate further.
    This Texas man, a grifter, & his radical wife are political problems, not solutions.
    As long as MOA’s clueless voters continue to vote for candidates promoted by our public unions we are doomed.

  8. Two points. Some of what is described in the book might be a felony- if a child takes-sends explicit images. So the School Board is open to the accusation they are contributing to the sexual exploitation of children by their failure to act.

    Second. McDonald must sue the School Board. I’d love to depose these people, and use discovery to turn their lives upside down.

  9. Makes me want too read the book here and see if I get booted? If it’s good to read in school! Why not meetings?
    What you worried about?

  10. I would very much like to ask the School Board Members at what age my son should be when it would be appropriate for the school district to encourage him to commit sodomy. I would very much like them on record telling me why they think it is appropriate for the District to promote books describing “sexting” and anal sex to middle school children. If they have issues being confronted by this degeneracy, then perhaps they should take the appropriate steps to prevent it being in schools, period.

    The only other question I would like a straight answer to is why they think any discussion of perverted sex is necessary and how they feel it benefits children and/or the people who pay for public schools in the first place. Why do they feel it is appropriate to countermand any of the religious training I expect to be able to give my son to make him a better citizen? And to what end?

  11. Bombard the School Board with a ton of letters calling them out for this book and others like them that encourage perverse sexual acts. Horrible! The evidence is out there of the life damaging effect of porn, which this book says there’s nothing wrong with it! The SB is playing with fire and they should be sued for malfeasance and putting children’s lives at risk! That serious!

  12. How does no one get that sexting nude photos of underage children is considered child porn and is therefore a federal crime. Even underage children can get tagged with a felony. By allowing a book, teaching how to commit a federal crime, to be in a school library, the school district is complicit in encouraging and participating in child pornography. They should all be brought up on federal charges

  13. May I just say in the 1930’s when kids went to school they were taught to become – a good friend who could be a friend for a life time. How to become a friend to last a lifetime! And they did. They were taught to care about your friend always, to elevate your friends, to respect them and boundaries and share happiness with them. To what shocking, debased levels have public schools sunk? Public schools are no longer safe because of the filthy minds of modern God-deniers.

  14. Mr. Boyle and Mr. McDonald are both incorrect.
    This book was in a professional collection at two schools. It was never on the shelves where students could find it, and it would not be checked out to them.
    It is not being used in any classroom, to the knowledge of the ASD.

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