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.
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.