Felix Rivera doubles down: Library board should not have put ‘Let’s Talk About It’ (porn for kids) under legal review

46
2951

Anchorage Assemblyman Felix Rivera, speaking to a reporter from the Anchorage Daily News, has raised the topic of gay porn for kids as a campaign issue. As he runs for a third term on the Assembly, he said on the record that a porn-pushing book for teens, which has raised a firestorm of parental pushback across the country, should not be removed from the teen section of the library by the Anchorage Library Board, which sent the illustration-rich book to the City Attorney for legal review.

Felix Rivera

The book, “Let’s Talk About It,” has instructions on how to have gay sex, random sex, how kids can and should send pictures of themselves as sexual content through their smart phone, and the finer points of anal sex, to name a few topics.

The book’s forward dedicates the material: “To whoever needs it, whatever your age,” but the book is targeted for teens, especially those reading-deficient teens with a need for graphic depictions rather than written words, and has been in the stacks of the Teen Underground section of the Loussac Library, which is restricted to 12- to 18-year-olds.

Rivera, who is on the April 4 ballot for reelection for a seat representing Midtown, said that removing the book for review is worrisome because “It makes me concerned, frankly, about the judgment of the members of the library advisory board and their motivations.”

Rivera said Anchorage has “officially joined in a much broader way, the culture wars that have ingrained the rest of the country,” when it comes to access for these types of books for children.

In addition to “Spicy Gato” (Rivera’s social media name), another openly gay member of the Assembly, Chris Constant of downtown, has also expressed his concerns about the book being subjected to adult review, and said he isn’t sure the vote to remove the book was proper because although it passed 3-2, there were two members not present at the meeting. Neither Rivera nor Constant have children; both are up for reelection in their districts.

Last month, the chair of the Anchorage School Board prevented Anchorage parent and activist Jay McDonald from reading aloud a passage from this same book during the public testimony portion of the meeting.

Some of the issues that parents have raised with the book include:

  • The book downplays sexually transmitted diseases, referring to them as “No big deal.” Many sexually transmitted infections can have life-long impacts on people, such as AIDS, HPV infection complications can include cancer and passing along the disease to an unborn child. A chlamydia infection can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, a painful infection that can destroy the female reproductive system.
  • Sexting. The audience for the book is not even at the age of consent, and there can be serious long-term consequences to sending photos of yourself in compromising sexual situations through the internet, as many adults have learned the hard way. The internet is forever, and your children, grandchildren, and parents may see these photos someday. They are often used for blackmail.
  • Kink. “If you think you might have a kink, look on the internet” is the advice the book is giving to 12-year-olds. The book wants children to learn more about kinky sex, some of which is dangerous and abusive. Exposing children to “kink” on the internet is an invitation them to end up abused or trafficked.
  • Porn. “Pay for your porn” is the exact wording the book gives to 12-year-olds, and these children could get lured into signing up for porn subscriptions they don’t realize they’ve agreed to. There are also laws in states about exposing porn to children, and this book does not validate those concerns or laws. Porn addiction is a well-documented problem in America. Recovery Village reports that one out of every 100 U.S. adults admit to having an internet porn addiction. Most people who have a porn addiction say that porn hurts their personal relationships, the nonprofit says.
  • Pregnancy. The book talks about sex as though it is risk free. It does not talk about the risk of becoming pregnant, nor does it talk about the female experience in puberty, including periods, and painful menstruation. One of the most profound and often difficult experiences for teen girls is their menstrual cycle, and the book completely ignores that experience.

The library has an extensive list of sex books for kids in the Teen Underground, and has a section for gay romance as well, which can be found at this link.

46 COMMENTS

  1. So, let me get this straight: his campaign issue is to have porn in school?

    I’m glad I’m old and moved to Juneau. Anchorage is diseased.

    • Keep an eye out for that old pervert around those parts who thinks children as young as 13 are fair game sexually, he defends his perversion by saying at least it’s not pedophilia…

      • Yes, that was an amazing display of criminal and moral self-incrimination on the part of that particular poster, Steve. Not that it came as any great surprise, mind you, given his past history of comments here.

    • I was at the juneau ice rink for the state hockey tournament over the weekend. The commons area where the kids hang out was plastered with upcoming drag show advertisements..

  2. That book would appear to be inappropriate whether it referred to gay sex or straight sex. I hope you folks in Las Anchorage wake up and vote these folks out.

  3. I see Felix has backed down (live on KTUU) from pushing the Arctic Rec Center purchase, because normal citizens don’t want drinking, drugging, camping, litter and crime dumped in their neighborhood.
    Amazingly he is in agreement w/ Mayor Bronson on this.
    It’s almost like there’s an election happening & he knows about it.
    He’ll be back to his old socialist, society ruining, self come May.

  4. All I can say is gross with a capital G. And to Felix Rivera,,,,,take a shower! Get a shave and a haircut! Put on some respectable clothes while your at it! You are representing who?????? Do you have any self respect? As far as the best interests of our children and youth,,,,,,,you are the wolf guarding the hen house and one day you will meet your maker to give an account.

    • Lori, the shave, the shower, the haircut and the respectable clothes are all badly needed, but one can only put so much lipstick on this particular pig.

  5. I love Felix’s quote: “It makes me concerned, frankly, about the judgment of the members of the library advisory board and their motivations.” Uh-huh. Are we allowed to ask about your motivations, Felix? I can almost hear him saying, “I am openly gay, have no kids, and want kids exposed to gay porn, especially with pictures. But I have no motivation, honest. It’s those others’ motivations I am concerned about. Now, vote for me….again!”

  6. Flex wants more play mates so they need to know how he plays. This is becoming more that equal rights this is forced education of children.

  7. So are we really to believe that kids could be safely left alone with Rivera and Constant or isn’t it at least statistically far more likely that these degenerates might actually reproduce more of their disturbed ilk by touching kids and soiling young minds with filth like this?

  8. Felix is pro grooming, time to face up to it.
    There is no other reason to be making these books available to children, to sexualize them.
    Parents, voters in his district, DO NOT VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN!
    Rid us of this grooming commie.

  9. Rivera sees this as a pathway for children to self-identity during puberty. That way, the next generation of homosexuals will be ready for exploitation without them having to-examine themselves in their latter high school years and in college. It’s a legal, sexual pervert’s way of grooming youngsters for the homosexual pleasure of sicko adults. I think we have Felix figured out.

  10. Stay away from lakes and rivers. Last time this kind of behavior started happening, there was serious flooding.

  11. What is it with leftists?
    There is a difference between wanting freedom of speech, and putting NC-17 (at best) material in front of children.
    .
    Oh, I know, before the usual suspects show up. There are naughty bits in the Bible. But, I took a quick run through the Old Testament and did not locate the bits where they instruct to watch porn, or how to please someone of the same sex with your mouth/backside. And, not a single picture in sight either.
    .
    The question should not be whether it is OK to have this book in the teen section of the library.
    The real question is why does Felix Rivera, and a lot of other leftists, insist is should be in the teen section of the library.
    .

  12. George, you are spot on with your analysis. I thought the same thing when I read he was backing off the Arctic Rec center for the homeless shelter. He’s up for re-election! Also, his stance (as well as some others in the assembly), regarding the book in the libraries, “Let’s Talk About It”, available to youth as young as 12 should alarm parents and anyone concerned about what our children are being exposed too!!

  13. Here’s the deal, Felix…

    Well before you were born there were drag shows. They would crop up every once in a while at PJ’s in Spenard. Nobody gave a rip until you involved children.

    Well before you were born there were sex changes. Nobody gave a rip until you involved children.

    Nobody cares about your perversion. They care when you attempt to involve their children.

    It has been ever thus. Great harm has always been the risk and not exclusively to the child.

  14. Well! You talking to a old gal that had a gay brother with a married partner! And they did not believe in this socialist sh–that Felix is backing is supporting! My brother and his partner have nieces and nephews that they talked to! Didn’t have too sneak it in the library!

  15. Felix Rivera is sick himself! Let’s see if Anchorage residents are smart enough to vote him out.

  16. Do not kid yourself. Felix Rivera has something more up his sleeve on housing the Homeless which will cost taxpayers more money.
    So I say to all of you in District4 Vote for Travis Szanto.I believe the leftists on the Assembly are running scared as the awful ads are coming out about the challengers.(And it is all from outside money ie Denver, DC etc.) The books Rivera and Constant want in libraries are totally academic and psychologically inappropriate for students in schools. And I have nothing against Gays , they are some of the nicest people Ihave worked with and know,.

  17. Excuse me Felix, the book you are endorsing is a how-to book for sexting at best and at worse child pornography – “… instructions on … how kids can and should send pictures of themselves as sexual content through their smart phone,…” aka “sexting”.

    In Alaska and under federal law, sexting between minors turns into a crime if there is the exchange of nude pictures. The state’s pornography laws also prohibit the possession of child pornography. That means a teen taking a picture of himself or herself is guilty of possession if he or she displays the image to any other person.

    The crime escalates into possession and distribution if the teen sends the image to another or more than one person. The teen or adult receiving the image (still or moving) -apart from possession- May face Solicitation and Distribution of Child Pornography if he or she asks for the photos, and then displays, or shares the image with a third party. ‘https://recordinglaw.com/us-laws/federal-sexting-laws/alaska-sexting-laws-2/

  18. Hoping we vote this woke politician out and elect Travis Szanto. Rivera is all that is wrong with today’s politics. He and the assembly liberals will never ever solve problems. They just make things worse.

  19. Wasn’t that long ago a stance like this would destroy a person personally and professionally. Now it’s a campaign platform.

    The Anchorage ruling class is depraved. Yet they keep getting the elected.

    Anchorage needs to take a very hard look at itself in the mirror.

    • And while this may sound like a flippant and shallow comment, I don’t understand how Anchorage voters can continue to elect anyone as profoundly ugly as Felix. Sometimes you truly can judge a book by its cover, as in this case.

      • My guess is they can see his soul reflected and like what they see.

        About the only things separating us from Imperial Rome are

        -Rome had a functioning bureaucracy. America doesn’t.

        -gladiatorial combat games.

      • Even another ugly tr*nny would have to give second thoughts for a romp in the hay with him, Jefferson. Does his mother love him?

      • An inert carbon rod with the letter (D) after it’s name would be elected in his district. Nothing to do with him personally, it is all about stopping anyone conservative from sitting on the Assembly.

  20. I suppose Jay McDonald will now be reading books at the assembly meeting as well. Now THAT should be entertaining to watch….

  21. Felix has been here 9 years.
    High school (Calif) ….. APU ….. 1 year working for Mayor Berkowitz …. assemblyman.
    He’s a real Alaskan. How do people vote for this pos?

    • They agree with him. Most of Anchorage is made up of progressives from the west coast.

      Common values.

  22. Some smart, conservative lawyer, should take Felix to court for attempting to groom kids for his enjoyment.

  23. I wish I could hope that we’ll oust Rivera in our district, but he does have one of his friends as the Muni Clerk, and Barbara Jones has been party to some serious electoral shenanigans…

  24. A World Gone Completely Mad
    Did you ever follow the “Mouse Utopia Experiments” back in 1960 when scientist John Calhoun created a populations of mice with unlimited food, water, living space and zero predators? Within 1588 days the population had become extinct through self-annihilation. The experiment was repeated multiple times with both mice and rats. Each time the outcome was the same: Extinction within 1588 days. What we are witnessing in the world today is the self-inflicted annihilation of humanity which almost perfectly reflects observations from Calhoun’s experiments. Except now, it’s happening in the world of humans. Felix is just the lead singer of band recruiting for the self-annihilation of humanity.

  25. What kills me is how many will still vote for this stain. Any society that does not protect the children deserves to be replaced. This grooming is the final stage before the failure.

  26. Maybe the voters in his district should invite him to their school to teach their children sex education.

Comments are closed.