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Eugene

(62,173 posts)
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:15 PM Feb 2024

Georgia GOP senators seek to ban sexually explicit books from school libraries, reduce sex education (and more)

Source: Associated Press

Georgia GOP senators seek to ban sexually explicit books from school libraries, reduce sex education

BY JEFF AMY
Updated 9:38 PM EST, February 21, 2024

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican senators in Georgia want to cull sexually explicit books from schools, ban sex education for younger students, display the Ten Commandments in classrooms and allow religious chaplains to counsel teachers and students.

The measures, which passed Senate committees Wednesday, could spark contentious debate ahead of a key legislative deadline next week. Many of them mimic measures passed in other states, part of a broad GOP effort to reshape education.

It’s not clear if the bills would be favorably received in Georgia’s traditionally more moderate House. But even if they don’t pass, they will give Republican senators a chance to display their conservative stripes in an election year where some could face primary challenges.

Here’s a look at the measures, each of which will go to the full Senate for consideration:

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CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR LIBRARIANS

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/georgia-education-sex-education-libraries-librarians-commandments-4436ab03a82807f2dab15a3047947177

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Long laundry list snipped for copyright reasons.
Name a religious right wish list item. It's probably included.
Ten Commandments in schools? Check.
Chaplains in schools. Check.
Limits on explicit books with an religious significance exception. That's there too.
Limits on sex education. Sure.

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Georgia GOP senators seek to ban sexually explicit books from school libraries, reduce sex education (and more) (Original Post) Eugene Feb 2024 OP
This goes along with bans on contraception and abortion Freethinker65 Feb 2024 #1
Try as they might, they will never stop teenagers from having sex. Walleye Feb 2024 #2
Aren't all these banned materials just moving to digital form and cell phones? bucolic_frolic Feb 2024 #3
The GOP can control every aspect of our sex lives, but can't control the mass murders in our country. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #4

Freethinker65

(10,394 posts)
1. This goes along with bans on contraception and abortion
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:17 PM
Feb 2024

Get 'em breeding young. No need to educate 'em.

Walleye

(32,146 posts)
2. Try as they might, they will never stop teenagers from having sex.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:17 PM
Feb 2024

In fact I find the whole idea kind of funny. Most teenagers can teach their parents something about the subject

Irish_Dem

(52,320 posts)
4. The GOP can control every aspect of our sex lives, but can't control the mass murders in our country.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 03:18 PM
Feb 2024
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