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Joseph Lowry

Well done Justin!! Stand tall and proud you are not alone. Protect these babies innocent minds.

Chris Donatelle

KIDS in the library are NOT what you have to worry about ..buying a child a cell phone if they are under the age of 10 causes irreparable brain damage (radio waves) and the content available to them online (even with "parental block" is more than most can imagine. Hopefully ,,They get to see pictures of STD's to scare them like AIDs did for my generation ... however , They have a pill for that now :( so they need to learn younger in the HPV vacced world.

TEACH your Children well ...

Teach your parents well

Their children's hell

Will slowly go by

And feed them on your dreams

The one they pick's the one you'll know by - Crosby , Stills NASH and Young :)

Chris Donatelle

Romans 1:18 ESV / 42

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.

1990, music executives at MTV, helped us to promote the message that “Censorship is UnAmerican” Hitler started his revolution by burning and banning books ... Stay out of the library... this is just a trick to sell more books ... go watch dirty dancing Fahrenheit 451, or footloose again ... Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.

Christopher Smith

Here come the book burners.

Bailey Jones

How enlightened of councilman Hicks to take on the challenge of deciding what other people's children should read.

Diane Turski

Ha! Ha! Look who is engaging in "cancel culture" now! Elections have consequences.

Ted Gillis

He's probably got something to hide himself. I've seen this before.

Allison Buchtien

I guess this is another topic where personal responsibility doesn't work, according to those who want the books removed.

Carlos Ponce

Don't remove the books but require parental or guardian permission to read or check out.

Allison Buchtien

Seems like a good compromise. I would think most kids would be going to the public library with a parent or caregiver anyway.

Michelle Aycoth

If you want to get them removed go check them out and never return.

Andy Aycoth

Jim Forsythe

Maybe Hicks should read the books, before committing on them.

" Sex Is a Funny Word": 2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book 2016 ALA Notable Children's Book A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or “the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy. The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines "sex talk" for the twenty-first century.

Bailey Jones

Jim, when my daughter hit puberty I bought a copy of "Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships" by the same people who wrote "Our Bodies, Ourselves."

We spent the next few nights on the couch going through it page by page together. Whatever else it accomplished, it put to rest the idea that there was anything that my daughter wouldn't discuss with me. Not recommended for the faint of heart.

Don Hill

It sounds like we should ban some of these books from the parents as well. [whistling]

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