By Suzanne Bowdey
The Washington Stand
“Porn disguised as education.” That’s how parents are describing the flood of graphic books dotting shelves across America’s libraries and schools. Thanks to wide-scale investigations in states like Florida, moms and dads are finally getting a full picture of the amount of filth available to their children. This is “an absolute battle between good and evil,” Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) told a group of pastors in Baton Rouge on Friday.
At the gathering, hosted by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, the state’s top law enforcer agreed that the parents who are storming school board meetings have plenty to be upset about. “Evil and the devil doubled down,” Landry insisted, pointing to the incredible victory for life when the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last June. “Now that [the Left] can’t stain those children before they’re born … they’re working on them while they’re alive.”
Landry described how the internet has been swallowed whole by people trying to sexually exploit children or mainstream pornography to younger audiences. And as far as he’s concerned, these battles over radical sex ed and library books have a direct connection to the crimes his office sees daily. Normalizing sex is the first step, Landry believes. “…The way you exploit a child is, first, you have to convince that child in their innocence that what they’re doing is not wrong. And that’s desensitivity.”
Like a lot of public officials, he started hearing from more and more parents about the things they were finding in their libraries, especially over the last six months. “They were concerned,” and as those phone calls and emails started to pile up, Landry quietly decided to launch his own investigation. “I wanted to see what’s actually in our libraries. What they brought back to me,” he shook his head, “was disturbing.” The material was so raw and so graphic, “it’s hard for me to come to an explanation of it.”