Did you know your local Mississippi library is giving your kids access to pornography? Through the Magnolia Library database, kids can also learn how to have sex, how to be a male prostitute, or how to use a transgender dating app. Your tax dollars are paying for this filth. But there is a way to stop it.
The Mississippi Senate is considering legislation that would require library database vendors to clean up their act. Call and email Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann today and ask him to pass House Bill 1341 to protect kids from pornography.
The Magnolia Library database is offered through a company called EBSCO, which has a contract with the state of Mississippi to offer a kid-friendly service to provide articles, books and other materials through an online portal.
Every child in Mississippi has access to Magnolia through their school library or with a public library card. No matter where you live or where your child attends school, even a private school or a homeschool, your child can easily access the Magnolia database.
The product Magnolia/EBSCO is providing, however, is not kid friendly at all. EBSCO has been named by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation as one of the worst companies in the United States “for facilitating or profiting from sexual abuse and exploitation.” Says NCOSE: “Our work is to educate the public regarding how EBSCO Information Services and companies like it, violate and betray the public’s trust by allowing sexually exploitive material to permeate its products marketed for youth.”
Kids can access the Magnolia/EBSCO database through a computer or smart phone. When they do, they are invited to click their grade level. Even a child who clicks “Grades Pre-K to 2” can read about books on elementary-school lesbians, transgender 15-year-olds, and BDSM. Likewise, they can find articles with titles like: “Implementing an LGBTQ Training for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Facilitators,” or “Service, Sex Work and the Profession,” or “Christian Men Who Have Sex with Men.”
This content is obviously not appropriate for children – but this is just what kids up to second grade are being given access to!
This is why Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn is sponsoring legislation that requires library database vendors to curate their content using age-appropriate guidelines. Speaker Gunn’s bill (HB 1341) has passed the Mississippi House, but it needs your help to pass the Mississippi Senate.
HB 1341 is referred to the Education Committee, chaired by Senator Dennis DeBar and to the Judiciary A Committee, chaired by Senator Brice Wiggins. The bill has to pass both committees very soon.
We need your help today to make sure it passes.
The Left is using databases like EBSCO to target kids, exposing them to sexualized materials and also content that encourages drug use and gambling.
With your help today, we can force corporations like EBSCO to stop targeting our kids.
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