In a big win for parents across the nation, a federal judge has awarded $40,000 to a Maine dad who was censored after he voiced concerns about the spread of pornography and critical race theory in schools.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen ruled that a school district in the Bangor area violated conservative activist Shawn McBreairty’s First Amendment rights.
Parent wins huge settlement
As an apparent pretext for the ban, Regional School Unit 22 cited McBreairty playing a recording at a meeting where he used the words “hardcore anal sex.”
But McBreairty was using that language in the context of making political speech objecting to reading material in schools, the judge, an Obama appointee, noted in her ruling. She said it was clear that McBreairty, barred from school grounds until 2023, was the target of political retaliation.
“It is hard to shake the sense that the school board is restricting the speech because the board disagrees with both McBreairty’s opinions and the unpleasantness that accompanies them,” Torresen said.
The ruling is another win for the parental rights movement, which has sought to control the proliferation of extreme race and gender teachings in schools, including obscene, supposedly “inclusive” sexual material.
McBreairty says he is using the money to pay his legal fees and to help other parents fighting against radical leftist indoctrination in schools.
Parents vs. woke school board tyrants
While Democrats have dramatically likened parents’ demands for transparency in education to Nazi book burning, McBreairty said nothing could be further from the truth.
“Nobody I know is talking about banning books. What we’re asking for is age appropriate book titles with parental consent and accountability and that’s not what’s going on here. These librarians and teachers are trying to bring books into the system without going through the actual library computer,” he said.
This is hardly the first time woke school boards have silenced parents for simply citing the vulgar materials being pushed on kids. Another parent in Florida was berated by board members and had his microphone cut as he attempted to read aloud from sexually explicit books in the school library.
“Are you going to listen or are you going to run your mouth?” the school board snarled.
If the books aren’t inappropriate for public TV, what are they doing in school libraries? It’s about time these woke tyrants were taken down a peg.