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November 16, 2021

Texas Lawmaker Leads Probe of Books in School Libraries

Texas state representative Matt Krause is on a mission to investigate books in public schools that address race, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

And now Krause, who is also a candidate for Texas attorney general, has a powerful ally: Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Here's more from USA Today:

"State Rep. Matt Krause, who chairs the House General Investigating Committee, has sent state and local school officials a list of more than 800 books dealing with those subjects and related issues, asking them to search for the books on their campuses. Krause wants the schools to advise which of the books and how many they possess, where they are kept and how they were paid for.

"Many of the books on the list were written by women, people of color and LGBTQ writers and cover topics including teen pregnancy and abortion. Krause's inquiry comes after Abbott signed a law similar to those approved by legislatures in other GOP-controlled states limiting how race and racism can be taught in schools. In Texas, that includes the idea that the advent of slavery in what is now the United States marks the true founding of the nation."

Governor Abbott explained his reasons for supporting this initiative in a recent letter to the Texas Association of School Boards:

"A growing number of parents of Texas students are increasingly alarmed about some of the books and other content found in public school libraries that are extremely inappropriate in the public education system. The most flagrant examples include clearly pornographic images and substance that have no place in the Texas education system."

Our culture, and an increasing number of schools, are not only hostile to religion and morality, but to this nation itself. Officials in some states, like Texas, have had enough. Is your state fighting for kids, or against them? It's time to find out!

In the meantime, pray for officials who have the courage to stand up for students, like Rep. Krause and Governor Abbott.
 

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