To the Board,
As taxpayers in the city of ______________ and longtime library patrons, we are writing to protest the ‘Pride Month’ display in the children’s section of the __________________ Public Library.
To protect our children and the community, we have checked out the books in the pride display. We plan to keep these books checked out until the library agrees to remove the inappropriate content from the shelves.
Flags, signs, and book displays based on how adults experience sexual attraction and gender identity have no place in an open and public space for children.
We believe that minor children have the right to belong to a community that respects their innocence and allows families to have conversations about sex and sexual attraction privately, and only when parents deem it appropriate.
As parents, we should be able to bring our children to the public library without exposing them to displays of adult pride.
We ask you to immediately take down your “Pride Month” displays, starting with those placed in children’s and young adults’ sections.
It’s time for the American public libraries to once again be a respectful space for young children to freely explore great ideas that unite and inspire us all, rather than places where controversial and divisive new ideological movements are given free rein to promote their theories and policy positions about sexuality to children without the consent or notification of parents.
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