In the past few years, many Alabama libraries have been stocking their shelves with books intended to confuse the children of our communities about sexuality and expose them to material that is inappropriate for them.
We believe it is the job of parents to determine when and how their children are exposed to sexual topics.
Our movement is dedicated to safeguarding the well-being and innocence of children by advocating for a safe and enriching environment in the children’s sections of our public libraries. We strive to uphold the values of our communities and protect taxpayer funds while promoting age-appropriate materials.
Our fourfold mission is the following:
- Removal of Pornographic, Obscene, and Indecent Books: We request the immediate removal of pornographic, obscene, and indecent books from sections of the libraries that are designated for minors. We assert our rights as taxpayers and emphasize that any book containing these elements and marketed to minors should not be funded by public resources. Individuals interested in such materials may acquire them using personal funds.
- Withdraw from the ALA: We hold that our libraries should no longer be members of the hard left American Library Association who has used their influence to push leftist progressive values in otherwise traditional communities. The ALA believes that children should be able to view pornography in the name of freedom of expression.
- Redefining Library Policies: After having severed all ties with the hard left American Library Association, we want Alabama libraries to adopt new collection development policies that are not dependent on the ALA. Our goal is to ensure that all materials in the children’s sections of Alabama libraries are family-friendly and age-appropriate, which the ALA does not support.
- Change in Leadership: We believe that any library staff or board member who continues to follow the ALA’s recommendations even when the ALA has violated our trust needs to be removed and replaced by individuals who prioritize the well-being and innocence of children. No adult who jeopardizes the innocence of children should be permitted to work around them or within our libraries.
Moving forward, we are committed to collaborating closely with all concerned stakeholders to achieve our objectives. Together, we will continue to advocate for children’s sections that reflect the values and aspirations of our communities, providing safe and enriching havens for our children to learn and explore.