School Board Cuts Dad’s Mic After He Tries to Read From Pornographic Novel…Available IN SCHOOLS


A Florida father’s mic was recently cut at a school board meeting after he tried to read aloud from a graphic book which is available to students, but was deemed inappropriate for the meeting, which was being broadcast on television.

Bruce Friedman, a father in Clay County School District, says that “As soon as I announced that I was going to read from some books that parents… found in the public school libraries that are clearly pornographic, [they] had the mic cut off.”

“These books are so vile that reading any excerpt that I captured will end this interview,” he explained recently to Fox News Digital.

Friedman is the president of Florida’s No Left Turn in Education and he had intended to use his time at the local school board meeting to read aloud from Alice Sebold’s novel “Lucky,” which includes a rape scene in graphic description.

The novel is listed as being available in the libraries of Fleming Island High School and Orange Park High School in Clay County.

Yet when Friedman attempted to share with the school board the pornographic nature of this book, which could be checked out by high school students in their district, he was cut off.

“I’m going to read things; if there’s children watching, cover their ears,” he warned before he tried to illustrate the graphic scenes.

“I’m going to stop you right there, sir,” a school board member cut in. “Turn off his microphone, please.”

The reason couldn’t have been more ironic.

The school board member who cut him off inadvertently provided viewers with the primary reason such vulgar content should never be placed in the hands of Florida’s minor schoolchildren — citing FEC concerns because the meeting was being broadcast on television.

“The problem is, sir, that these meetings are broadcast, there are people at home that are watching it on YouTube. There are people that are watching it on community television. Are you going to listen? Or are you going to run your mouth?” the school board member contested.

“There are federal and state laws that prohibit you from saying the things that you’re getting out to say on television. There are state laws that prohibit and federal communications laws that prohibit you from publishing these things to a child. You don’t have the ability at this point to determine who’s watching the television show. And for you to say, ‘everybody cover your ears’ just doesn’t cut it,” he continued.

I’m sure our readers will agree that content too graphic to be broadcast on television certainly has no place in public school libraries.

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