CAUGHT: Livingston Library providing porn videos to kids

   

Some weeks ago, the Livingston Parish Council and President issued statements demanding that the library do something about erotica in their children’s section. Then the library board met and voted… to do nothing. Instead of fixing the problem, they used the opportunity to blame parents! That’s right, they’re forcing parents to do the job of content curation while the “professional” librarians smugly fold their arms.

Although you’ve seen and can judge this content for yourself, let’s turn the page. What if the library knew it could also provide pornography to kids in such a way that parents would never find out? Do you think they’d do it? What if I were to suggest to you that not only would they do it, but that I can prove it’s already happening. In fact, it’s happening in the Livingston Parish Library system under the “leadership” of the director, Giovanni Tairov, and his four complicit library board members. We know they support it because they voted to leave the smut right where it was. Not only that but they even issued a commendation to library employees who have been shelving this pornography in the kids’ section!

Next level: x-rated porn videos – no parental consent required

Your child’s library card isn’t just for checking out books anymore. Now, she can get access to all kinds of “library resources” even if she’s not physically at the library. What kind of resources? How about pornographic movies? No, seriously. They’re all right there in the Livingston Parish Library’s digital section. A quick navigation to the movies and television option, and then a tap on the “Kanopy” graphic. Create an account with your Livingston Public Library card, and you’re in.

Thanks to the parent of a nine-year-old Livingston Library cardholder, we were able to confirm that these movies are available to anyone with a library card regardless of age. Let that sink in for a moment. When we were checking (and even pressing play) the app didn’t contact the parent to make sure it was okay. The app also didn’t issue any warning or confirm that the viewer was of appropriate age. When any nine-year-old presses play, it plays.

Many on the left argue that parents should “parent better” by constantly monitoring and restricting their children’s choices. There are parents who have taken those extra steps, like installing internet filters and establishing safe surfing zones for their children. However, when their child was working on that recent social studies project and asked for access to material at the Library, did the parent think twice about granting it? Did they know that the library was providing x-rated porn videos?

A few titles

A few R rated movie titles I recognized are there, no filter. It doesn’t even show the rating. Just press the play button. However, that’s not the worst of it. There are other films that bury this little note deep in the description: “WARNING: This film contains graphic sexual content.” Press play, and it plays – even if you haven’t seen the warning. For purposes of the following screenshots, I manually expanded the descriptions so the warnings would be captured. These images are clickable, and will take you straight to the respective page on the Kanopy website. Remember, this resources is provided to your children for free by the Livingston Parish Library.

I can already hear the “supporters of the library” types defending this content. “It’s Censorship of LGBT themed material!” “All books for all kids!” “Stop shoving your morality down other people’s throats!” “Don’t let your child watch them. But if you take it out of the library, that means nobody can.”

Just like with Let’s Talk About It, they want to shut down the conversation before anyone sees the content. I’m so tired of their constant attempts to change the subject that I’m prepared to prove just how bad these films are right now. Once again I’m providing sample content. Again, I’m warning you that this material is extremely erotic and highly offensive. It’s been obviously blurred in a few places by our team. However, you should know that nothing is blurred in the actual videos.

9 to 5 Days in Porn

Let me start by saying that I am very grateful for the support and help of a team of godly men who reviewed this content. These are not my photos, but were provided by men who were snatched from the precipice of hell long ago. They’re full of tattoos and piercings and their consciences had already been seared while they were languishing in the darkest corners of human existence. Without their assistance, you may have never been able to see for yourself what the Livingston Public Library has made available to your children.

The film, 9 to 5 Days in Porn, is provided for free (thanks to your tax dollars) on the Kanopy website as “Uncut, Uncensored, Unrated.” Here are a few sample, still-images from the film. These were captured from moving video. The moving pictures and audio are so very terrible that the godly men were not willing to capture and provide video excerpts. If you’re brave enough to look at the material yourself, you’ll understand. These will get progressively worse.

Where did this content come from?

When it comes to books like Let’s Talk About It, the librarians are the ones who order the book, categorized it, and placed it right there in the children’s section. The goal has to be for children to stumble across this material or they wouldn’t be putting it there. When a very vigilant parent was shocked to find this smut in the innocent hands of her young daughter, she told her husband about it. Instead of being shocked into immediate action, the librarians made him fill out a form! As this insane bureaucratic process unfolded, who knows how many more children lost their innocence.

As reported elsewhere, several other parents have filled out similar paperwork. The last update we saw a month or two ago said three books were moved out of the children’s section. And yet, the librarians continue to mock and deride people who believe that it’s the librarians’ job to curate these materials. To me, if even one book is moved out because it’s not age appropriate then the librarians should be looking through the rest. However, we’re now up to at least three such books. And yet, these librarians continue their smug arm folding.

Same real problem, same fake solution

When parents in St. Tammany Parish discovered inappropriate material in their own public library, the detractors suggested that it was the parent’s sole responsibility to ensure their children’s safety. Tamara Murray, an activist who showed up to “fight against censorship,” was quoted in a recent nola.com article. We’ve covered something very similar to what she said earlier in this article. “They are shoving their morality down other people’s throats… Don’t let your child read them. But if you take it out of the library, that means nobody can.”

The answer “if you don’t like it, don’t use it” is the same stale argument they have used for decades for all kinds of terrible things: pornography, gambling, drugs, alcohol, vapes, tobacco, prostitution, etc. It sounds reasonable from the perspective of adults choosing how to spend their own money. However, that’s not what’s happening here. Now children should have access to pornography and you should have to pay for it.

Imagine if the library started offering free JUUL Pods in the children’s section. Would these librarians and activists still say the same thing to parents who object? “They are shoving their morality down other people’s throats… Don’t let your child use them. But if you take it out of the library, that means nobody can.” Would the good people of Livingston Parish be willing to “tolerate” that kind of logic?

The library hopes parents won’t notice

We’ve already proven that kids with even over-protective parents can accidentally be exposed to this smut. Add to this, the librarians (whose responsibility it is to curate material) can catch and take care of inappropriate content before shelving when it first arrives. We also know from experience that if a kid stumbles across smut, they will hurriedly return it to the shelf and hope no one saw them looking at it. How many kids will be exposed before a brave parent catches it, reports it to the library, and takes the time required to fill out the very long and prying materials reconsideration form? It’s a game called “the onus is on you!”

We are beyond the realm of what choices are permissible for adults. Even accessibility is no longer good enough. Now this smut must be celebrated. They want it lauded on end-cap displays so that every child is exposed. Unlike the scenario where an adult can choose to spend his own money to engage in activities of his choosing, we have now reached the point in society where we are expected to fund this garbage for others. Money is siphoned away from language, science, and the arts only to purchase and create eerie shrines that worship sex.

What do you think?

Do you understand that there are zero safeguards in the Livingston Public Library? Not only are there raunchy books available in the children’s section, we’ve now proven that the library is providing x-rated videos. Should taxpayers be propping up the porn industry by paying for this smut regardless of whether anyone watches it or not?

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