“There Are Children In The Room.”


Stacy Langton is a mother whose children attend schools in Fairfax County, Virginia.

The school board there has been getting raked over the coals and excoriated for promoting elements of critical race theory, specifically the elements racial differences and “white privilege.”

Langton showed up to speak on a different topic – two books that were in the school systems libraries.

Holding up copies of “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe — both of which Langton said she checked out from the school’s library — she told the board that “both of these books include pedophilia, sex between men and boys. … One book describes a fourth-grade boy performing oral sex on an adult male. The other book has detailed illustrations of a man having sex with a boy.”

Then Langton held up what appeared to be visual illustrations taken from one of the books — although the video camera does not show them — saying “the illustrations include fellatio, sex toys, masturbation, and violent nudity.”

Langton then read to the board from what she said is Kobabe’s book: “I can’t wait to have your c**k in my mouth. I am going to give you the blowjob of your life, and then I want you inside me.”

She wasn’t through. Next up was an excerpt from what she said is Evison’s book: “What if I told you I touched another guy’s d**k? What if I told you I sucked it? I was 10 years old, but it’s true. I sucked Doug Goble’s d**k, the real estate guy, and he sucked mine, too.”

Raising her voice, Langton ripped into the school board: “This is not an oversight at Fairfax High School!”

The school board was tone deaf to Langton’s comments:

“I’m sorry, there are children in the audience here,” the board member said.

The mother did not back down. “Do not interrupt my time! I will stand here until my time is restored and my time is finished. These books are in stock and available in the libraries …”

The school board interrupted her again, saying “For high school students, ma’am!”

Think about this for a moment. The woman was showing and discussing books that glorified a sexual crime, and the school said “there are children here?”

Aren’t there children in the schools where the books are?

(According to people in the meeting, there were no children in the room. Even so, if Langton’s comments reading and showing content from the books is “obscene,” why are the books in the schools to begin with?)

Here’s another video of Langton speaking including the images she showed that the School Board blocked.


For now, the books have been pulled from the School Districts’ shelves. If it only would end there:

Fairfax County Public Schools will create two committees consisting of staff members, students, and parents — which the district’s library services coordinator will lead — to examine the “suitability of both texts for inclusion in high school libraries,” a district spokesperson [said.]

We have problems following the thinking here. Graphic depictions of sexual crimes are okay in schools, but “Huckleberry Finn” is not?

What the heck?

The controversy was a focal point of a gubernatorial debate between former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (a Democrat) and Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin:

Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin sparred during the second and final debate of Virginia’s governor’s race on Tuesday, but it was one comment on schools by McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate, that drew the ire of conservatives.

“I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach, McAuliffe, who previously served as governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, said during the debate in Alexandria, Virginia.

McAuliffe made the remarks in response to Youngkin, the Republican candidate, who argued that parents should be more involved in the decisions of local school districts. (emphasis ours)

We somehow missed the memo that schools took over the job of parenting.

It is always amazing to us that schools want more “parental involvement” and then say “we won’t listen to you and you need to bow down to us.”

We are sure that Stacy Langton is not going to stay out of her childrens’ education.

No parent should.

Kids belong to the parents, not the state.

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