The Mobile County Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution Tuesday opposing inappropriate material found in the children's sections of public libraries.
The resolution stated that the library's selection policy is "biased toward conservative acquisitions, and processing of the teen and children's collection does not exclude materials that may be found obscene and/or contain explicit sexual content."
That policy and the collection of materials are managed by the library director.
The Mobile Public Library receives funding from the city of Mobile, and the Mobile County GOP believes the majority of taxpayers do not support explicit material being made available to children and teens.
"The Mobile County Republican Executive Committee appreciates its members who are actively engaged in taking affirmative measures to hold the Mobile Public Library and its network of libraries accountable for shelving such material," the resolution stated.
The resolution requests the following actions:
Urging the Mobile City Council to appoint members of the Board of Trustees of the Mobile Public Library who reflect conservative values and will ensure that sexually explicit content is not displayed or available within reach to children, nor accessible on the internet, on public computers, and will encourage reading instead of indoctrination.
Encouraging Mobile City and County citizens to:
a. Contact the Mobile Public Library Director and Board of Trustees and state that we will not allow taxpayer funds to be used to promote an agenda of diversity, equity and inclusion which is detrimental to our children.
b. Take steps necessary to prohibit Alabama Library Association, Alabama Public Library Service, and Mobile Public Library and its network of libraries to use taxpayer funds to promote an agenda of diversity, equity and inclusion which is detrimental to our children.
c. Take steps necessary to have Alabama Library Association, Alabama Public Library Service and Mobile Public Library and its network of libraries disaffiliate from the American Library Association and its affiliates which espouse a philosophy of collectivism, i.e. communism and Marxism and who have stated in their Library Bill of Rights that the rights of minors to retrieve, interact with and create information posted on the Internet in schools and libraries are extensions of their First Amendment rights.
d. Support municipal and legislative action to create public policy in Mobile County and the City of Mobile that all elected officials as well as the Mobile Public Library Director and Board of Trustees (1) may not allow or authorize the display, promotion, or availability of material that may be found obscene, sexually explicit and/or harmful materials to minor children and (2) are directed to remove the aforesaid materials that are displayed, promoted, or made available to minor children and put in place internet filters on public computers to block porn and other sites inappropriate for children.
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