Rise to the Moment of Truth Friday, April 12, 2024


John Amanchukwu Alabama News
'Either a punk or a pervert!': Pastor scolds Hoover Board of Education for book on anal sex being available to students

A Hoover City Schools Board of Education meeting got testy on Tuesday over a sexually charged book that had been available to children in school libraries across the district.

Baldwin County Conservative Coalition: An open letter to Baldwin County residents regarding library books

We must protect all children. That means LGBTQ+ children, too. If a child is confused and struggling, they shouldn't be able to get their feelings validated by a library book without their caregiver knowing. 

Trussville Library meeting Alabama News
Trussville Library board announces decisions on 41 challenged books — 'This is vulgar filth that’s in some of these books and we want them removed'

The Trussville Public Library Board meeting Monday night was packed with over 100 people wishing to speak out about books in the children and teen sections that have caused quite a stir over content some call “sexually explicit” and “inappropriate.”

North Shelby Library Alabama News
Shelby County delegation backs bill requiring delegation to appoint library board members after 2023 controversy

The entire Shelby County delegation is backing a bill allowing the delegation to appoint the North Shelby County Library Board members after the 2023 drama surrounding a "pride" children's display.

rush books Alabama News
State library's list of challenged books includes LGBTQ content, Rush Limbaugh, Ben Carson, Amish romance

The list of potentially inappropriate books compiled by the Alabama Public Library Service shows 83 books that state librarians will use to make decisions regarding book purchasing and placement in their local libraries. 

Library Christmas Alabama News
Sean of the South: Christmas cheer

I was 15 years old. I walked into the rural library. My father was freshly dead. I was a middle-school dropout. We were poor. It was Christmastime.

Dothan Library board Alabama News
Debate continues for Dothan residents over 'obscene,' 'pornographic' books at public library

Concerned residents gathered on Wednesday to petition the Dothan Houston County Library Board to remove books from the library that many residents consider obscene or pornographic.

Orange Beach Books Alabama News
Orange Beach Middle, High School library books in review for foul language, sexual content

After a review of the books offered, 1819 News identified seven books that contained foul language or explicit sexual content. Now, Superintendent Randy Wilkes said a regular review of the selection may be warranted.