Skip to comments.Unreal: Seattle Libraries Approve Hardcore Porn-Watching in Front of Children
Posted on 02/04/2012 11:15:57 PM PST by beaversmom
Seattle libraries will not allow patrons to eat or sleep or go barefoot. But they can watch all the hardcore porn they want in front of children. Seattle PI reported:
The Seattle Public Library has a long list of rules of things you cant do in the library, to ensure comfort and safety of staff and patrons. You cant eat, sleep, look like youre sleeping, be barefoot, be too stinky or talk too loudly.
But you can watch graphic porn on a public computer in front of kids. Despite repeated complaints from female patrons about men watching porn in full view of their children, the library has held fast to its policy of unfettered online access for grown-ups.
The reason: Its not in the business of censorship.
The latest dust-up comes after a mother with her two kids saw a man watching hard-core porn at the Lake City library and complained. When the librarian refused to ask the man move to a less visible screen, Julie Howe wrote the library, the media and lawyers and got on KUOW.
It was very shocking, said Howe, whose 10-year-old girl had seen the mans screen and cried that night. But, she acknowledged, its not an easy one to solve.
Other libraries also allow porn
The librarys position was mirrored elsewhere. The King County Library System has a similar policy, of filtering kids access on computers, while allowing adults to roam freely. The American Library Association endorses the same stance.
Sometimes, in a library, youre going to see information thats going to make you uncomfortable, Barbara Jones, director of the associations intellectual freedom office, said on KUOW Wednesday.
Sickening. Public libraries are for research and education.
Porn and other questionable material is for private residences only. It’s so simple, yet obviously way to complicated for our corrupt local governments.
These #s deserve a figurative whack in the side of the head.
but townhall.com is blocked for all users right?
The ACLU has the King County Libraries walking on ice.
This has been going on in the King County Library system as well. As long they have a privacy screen, the libraries take a “its none of our business” approach.
This is just so insane! :-(
Some of the porn on the internet is pure filth, far beyond what most normal folk can even imagine. Even to describe some of it in words is sickening.
If I had glimpsed something like the worst of it when I was a kid I would have been in shock.... I was a kid in the 60’s...my goodness how normal and safe the 60’s were compared to now.
“...censorship” my eye. That’s a lie from the pit of hell. Pornography is the exploitation of humans for the sake of sexual gratification. It’s abhorrent and corrosive to any society.
The Seattle library staff, as well as those like it, are porn peddlers. Plain and simple.
Parents, if you are truly concerned about your child’s psychological, physical, and spiritual well being, either move out of WA, or find an alternative to the public library. You can never erase the images your children see while those perverts are viewing porn.
AmeriSoc now permitting open “prolefeed” to debase the proles to even greater depths.
This Just In: “Pornography is the exploitation of humans for the sake of sexual gratification. Its abhorrent and corrosive to any society.”
Agreed. In a free society, I understand people should have a lot of liberty (not unlimited) to do what they want with their bodies. However, communities should also have the right to regulate public behavior. Back when I was young, the nation believed in community standards. The left believes virtually everything needs regulated, even light bulbs, but porn? Have at it...in public...in front of children.
What one does in private is one thing. What one does in public is something completely different, and the standards of public behavior should (must) be higher in a normal, civil society. An adult male who would view porn in front of children is one sick, selfish puppy who deserves public scorn if not jail.
Ping - a topic of interest.
prolefeed? I think I understand your point.
Yeah. Give the proles sex and games so they don’t realize they are slaves.
Have them go to the County Board or the City Council. The library rules ultimately can be dictated by the electeds. The librarians are employees who must implement policy.
All King’s County Freepers should do the following, since the library is on record, saying it’s not in the business censorship..... Log time on their computers, load up this article, and print out $2 worth of copies. Then, yellow highlight the key points, especially and names of officials, and tape the article in areas for all to see. Get the word out that adult men are allowed to import whatever filth into a public library through county govt owned computer servers. Rinse. Repeat.
From what I’ve observed, the American library association pushes libraries to defend and promote pornography and homosexuality, but censor and demonize those who think otherwise. The ALA itself is silent when it comes to defending conservative opinions. They pretend they are defenders of freedom of speech issue, but they’re not. They are always demonizing the political right and stifling their voices.
No.. That place is as foul a toilet as San Fransicko.
Anyway, who ever goes to a stinking library anymore besides pedophiles and perverts?
Would be even better if the screen automatically displayed a picture of Jesus watching you when a porn site was accessed.
I wonder if videos of bloody abortions are allowed. It would be great for a group of college prolifers to go to the library and quietly conduct that experiment.
I bet censorship would ensue.
How is this not some form of child abuse?
Same thing in Topeka. Don’t count on the library board or the electeds to help out. They’ll be completely cowed after your local press accuses you, the parent, of being a right-wing religious zealot who wants to kill the first amendment. Then every liberal drama queen in the county will demand a cameo.
BS - if that was the real concern, they could provide enclosures to keep it from being visible to others and insist on earphones. What they really want to do is indoctrinate and desensitize the children.
Where do people think the libraries get their funding? It sure as hell doesn’t come from over-due book fines, it comes from the public who pay taxes. Get after the County Boards to stop the funding.
You might actually have made more headway with this approach.
Call the cops, have the man arrested for child abuse.
Isn’t this ‘corruption of a minor?’
Would the library be OK with me handing out porn photos in the childrens’ room?
Or would they mind if my friends and I marched around their front door with giant porn photos on signs?
I am stunned that Seattle doesn’t allow smelly people in the libraries. I would think the ACLU would be against this.
‘The reason: Its not in the business of censorship.’
I’d love to see people watching program that involves people smoking cigaretts.
Simple fix here: Stop patronizing the Library. If you wish to continue however then go in and rip out the computers and toss them into the street.
Its in the Constitution ya know...
I wonder if there is a sign that says "feel free to masturbate, just don't take off your shirt or shoes and don't fall asleep, your public library has standards..."
This is especially apparent in old libraries with books from a different era on the shelves. The books are censored such that the only books that survive are the ones that didn't go against the grain of any passing politically correct fad during the last 100 years. Very few books make it.
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When a child is kidnapped, molested & raped, then the outcry. Evil, sick, upsidedown world we’re living in.
I totally and completely disagree with everything the people defending this are saying about it. This is not a matter of restricting information - this is a matter of displaying material that in any other setting would get the person charged with a form of sexual assault against a minor (it’s called different things in different states).
I could see the argument for the public library to offer books and titles for borrowing, but NOT for viewing within the library itself, and especially not in the full view of the general public. People do have a right not to be exposed to graphic sexuality unless they choose to do so - it’s why public indecency is a crime. Some criminals’ fetishes involve shock exposure to strangers (adults and children alike - they get their jollies by making others uncomfortable), and this type of activity in a public setting is right up their alley.
This is the reason we have DVD players and cable tv in our homes, and the reason there are adult store with “viewing rooms”. This is not socially acceptable behavior, and it’s definitely criminally negligent on the part of the PUBLIC Library System officials to allow exposure of children to this type of activity.
If I were a parent I would be livid if this were my community library. I would definitely HAVE to boycott the library as long as this behavior was allowed, and not treated like the serious problem it is.
This world is fast falling down a hole I don’t think it’s ready for in the least...
Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
EXACTLY! Thanks for posting that.
Kiddy Porn too?
Well, isn't that precious....
“An adult male who would view porn in front of children is one sick, selfish puppy who deserves public scorn if not jail.”
Totally nailed it. People, both men and women, watch or look at porn. That is their choice - it is their soul. But do that stuff at home!
Wonder what the library’s position would be on a pair of library users having actual sex there? Is it OK if it is in the stacks, or in front of the door?
There is too much sexualization being thrown at kids already. Just look at almost any magazine ad, heck, you are of an age to remember the Sears catalogue when it tried to go trendy with the underwear and nightwear. Kids don’t need more graphic stuff.
We taught our kids and grandkids “company manners,” “public manners,” and “private manners.” Everything now seems to be designed to teach no manners.
Kids have the right to be kids. In any healthy society, the welfare of a child trumps the rights of an adult.
So open minded their brains are falling out.
The ‘60s are the reason there is porn in the library.
I do. But thanks!!!
ALA is an openly Communist union that supports, endorses, and adores Fidel Castro. When courageous Cubans formed independent libraries out of their homes to lend people books that were not available due to the CENSORSHIP of the Cuban govt, and were arrested and imprisoned, the ALA publicly sided with...the Cuban govt.
It’s time to simply start closing libraries. They served their purpose, just like the Ice Man, the Milk Man, the Egg Man, etc. They are relics of another age. Keep the books stored away for our post-EMP days, but end the concept of the public library.
...and make DAMN SURE that the librarians understand that it was THEIR ATTITUDE that caused them to be tossed out of work.
The viewers aren’t watchimg porn, they are conducting socialogical studies on library users and their reaction to the appearance of someone watching porn.
Geez! Didn’t you know that? They probably have an 18 million dollar Federal grant for the study, too.
I have a 92 year old father who is scammed by Nigerian internet scammers. We destroyed the internet port on his computer at home, so he goes to the public library to do it. I have reported it to the city library - but they won’t do anything about it. Same principle - a crime is being committed at a public facility using city equipment. Yu would think they would be held complicit in the crime of elder abuse.
40's and 50's for this geezer...and the 60's were a shock even as a young adult.
Millions of homeschoolers nationwide
Not me. I avoid libraries like the plague.
Nasty horrible people go there. The screens aren’t safe and the bathrooms aren’t safe. Since my nine-year-old got attacked in a bathroom, we don’t go unless I escort them.
They don't own computers?
Oh, children have already been molested/raped in libraries by the “patrons”. Not sure about kidnapped though. The perverts get all riled up by watching their faggot/pedophile porn and then go act it out on children.
The tree needs watering.
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The only reason pornography is legal is because porn producers, Larry Flynt in particular, the ACLU and a leftist dominated SCOTUS decided that obscenity, sexually graphic images and now live sex shows fall under the "freedom of the press". Utter nonsense. And Librarians are ultra leftists (or enough of them to steer the boat that way).
SEPARATION OF LIBRARIES AND STATE! Stop wasting tax money or worse than wasting it, using it to provide perverts with their porn fix! Libraries could be private with small fees, or public but TOTAL local control and tell the ACLU and ALA to stuff it!!!