CV NEWS FEED // For the second consecutive year, CatholicVote is launching “Hide the Pride,” a parent-led movement to empty local taxpayer-funded libraries of progressive sex- and gender-related content aimed at children.
Once again, American parents, alarmed by the sexual and “trans” content pervading the educational system, want to protect their children from books that “push eroticism, glorify LGBTQ identities, undermine parental rights, and are 100% contrary to the Church’s teaching on love and sexuality,” according to CatholicVote.
Hide the Pride calls on parents to first collect signatures on a letter (download the template here) to their local library board.
The next step is making a trip to the library to find the “Pride Month” display full of LGBTQ books targeting kids.
Patrons then check all those books out at the front desk. The last step is leaving the letter at the front desk or sending it to the head librarian or another appropriate authority via email or snail mail.
Having emptied the children’s “Pride” display, parents can go home and keep the books in a place children cannot access until the books have to be returned to the library.
The Hide the Pride movement is especially relevant now in light of the recent backlash against Bud Light, Target, and the LA Dodgers for their open promotion of the LGBTQ agenda.
“The public backlash against Bud Light and Target has reminded Christians that they don’t have to sit down and surrender to the radical rainbow cult,” said CatholicVote Communications Director Joshua Mercer. “Let’s keep up this momentum and prevent kids from being exposed to smut from their local public library by checking out these nasty books and getting them off of displays.”
Some have wondered if checking out all the LGBTQ books might be counterproductive. By removing the books, parents might inadvertently indicate to the library system that those books are popular, some have objected. According to CatholicVote, however, that was not the case last year.
As Mercer observes in the above video, the American Library Association (ALA) was very opposed to the movement but did not enlist the argument about triggering a higher supply of LGBTQ books in their rhetoric. Mercer also points out that the ALA has always supplied these books regardless of demand, and will continue to do so in the absence of the pushback represented by Hide the Pride.
“Let’s force them to admit they never consulted parents in the first place,” Mercer said ahead of this year’s launch. “And let’s make them defend putting books containing graphic and inappropriate content in front of children. Say it to parents’ faces and see how that goes.”
Readers interested in taking part can find instructions below, or at this page.
“As a law-abiding citizen, return the books when they come due,” CatholicVote instructs. “But request a response to your letter if you have not yet received one.”