School officials, like those in the Berea City School District, who allow children as young as 10 years old to access sexually explicit library books, would face possible jail time if they were under a law recently introduced in Georgia.
Georgia Senate Bill (SB)154, introduced on February 14, would make it unlawful for a school library to disseminate sexually explicit material to minors. The bill presently has 21 sponsors—all republicans—out of the 32 republican state senators and 56 total senators. The bill was referred to the Committee on Education and Youth.
Presently, dissemination of sexually explicit material to minors is illegal in Georgia, but school and college libraries are exempted. SB154, if it passes, would remove the exemption for school libraries. Violation of the law is a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature, which carries a fine of up to $5,000 and/or up to 12 months in prison.
If such a law were in effect in Ohio, it’s possible that Berea school officials could be locked up. As I recently wrote about, the district’s middle school library, serving children generally as young as 10 years old, contained at least one sexually explicit book. When a district resident revealed the book’s contents at a school board meeting, the board president warned him about using profanity and threatened to ban him from public comment.
Presently, Georgia Code § 16-12-103 makes it unlawful for any person knowingly to sell or loan for monetary consideration or otherwise furnish or disseminate to a minor:
- Any picture, photograph, drawing, sculpture, motion picture film, or similar visual representation or image of a person or portion of the human body which depicts sexually explicit nudity, sexual conduct, or sadomasochistic abuse and which is harmful to minors; or
- Any book, pamphlet, magazine, printed matter however reproduced, or sound recording which contains any matter enumerated in [the above paragraph], or explicit and detailed verbal descriptions or narrative accounts of sexual excitement, sexual conduct, or sadomasochistic abuse and which, taken as a whole, is harmful to minors.
Public libraries operated by the state or any of its political subdivisions and libraries operated as a part of any school, college or university, are exempt from the law. The passage of SB154 would eliminate the exemption.
Here’s more about the perverted groomer culture in Berea.
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