WaPo Reporter Viciously Attacks Parents Concerned About Scholastics Book Fairs Promoting Radical Ideologies
You’ve never read a children’s book like this. Here are two sample paragraphs from a book called George by Alex Gino, about a transgender child, written for children, published by Scholastic Press, and available to children in schools nationwide:
George had seen an interview on television a few months ago with a beautiful woman named Tina. She had golden-brown skin, thick hair with blond highlights, and long, sparkling fingernails. The interviewer said that Tina had been born a boy, then asked her whether she’d had the surgery. The woman replied that she was a transgender woman and that what she had between her legs was nobody’s business but hers and her boyfriend’s.
So George knew it could be done. A boy could become a girl. She had since read on the Internet you could take girl hormones that would change your body, and you could get a bunch of different surgeries if you wanted them and had the money. This was called transitioning. You could even start before you were eighteen with pills called adrogen blockers that stopped the boy hormones already inside you from turning your body into a man’s. But for that, you needed your parents’ permission.
If you’re a parent who objects to this kind of content being sold to your children, if you’d rather your children not have access to it, Ron Charles, a book reviewer at the Washington Post, thinks you’re an intolerant nut and hateful. That’s what he called us at Heroes of Liberty, a new wholesome children’s book company that started a campaign to raise awareness about the kinds of books Scholastic is churning out. Charles set his sights on us, and by extension, all similarly concerned parents. He wrote of us over the weekend, “They all suck from one fetid pool of paranoia and then blow their toxins out the same dog whistle.”
At Heroes of Liberty, we’ve started a petition to get Scholastic out of schools. For this, the Washington Post called us book banners, describing our work as a “pathetic effort to add its embers to the book-banning mania.” In reality, we are among millions of parents who don’t want age-inappropriate material made available to our children by the government. That’s not censorship, that’s parenting.