Liberty Counsel has contributed to the creation of HB 1481, known as the Information or Performance Harmful to Minors Act, which protects Indiana children from the harms of pornography being used in public schools and public libraries.
Indiana is one of 43 states that have statutes that provide schools and libraries with a defense against violating laws against showing or providing obscene materials to minors. These defenses have permitted sexually explicit materials to be provided to children in kindergarten through high school under the guise of education while the same materials provided outside of school would be subject to criminal charges. HB 1481 will reverse Indiana’s obscenity exemption clause which protects public schools and libraries from prosecution from distributing material harmful to minors.
Liberty Counsel’s Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “Indiana public schools have no business showing pornography or grooming videos and materials to children under the guise of ‘education.’ This kind of gutter trash has no place in public schools and libraries. This is not education. The school district is allowing irreversible harm to children and they must be protected,” said Staver.