Gov. Ron DeSantis Rebuffs ‘Banned Books’ Charge … Media Prove Him Right

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Surge Summary: The accusation that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is engaging in “censorship” against his state’s public schools is bogus. The Governor is pushing back against it. Leftist hypocrisy is being exposed in the process.

by Allan Erickson

“When several television stations cut off a live feed of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ press conference on sexually explicit books, they proved his point,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

The media and activists have accused DeSantis of book-banning for trying to remove explicit books from Florida’s public schools. To defend himself, the governor held a press conference, which included a video exposé of several of the titles, like “Gender Queer,” which include graphic descriptions of LGBTQ acts.

“If the books were so shocking that some stations refused to air them, why is it appropriate for school children to be exposed to them?” Morse asked.

“DeSantis is right when he calls it a ‘banned book hoax.’ This is a typical maneuver of radicals. First, they place books in public schools to indoctrinate children. Then, when parents and concerned officials object, they’re accused of banning books.”

“It would be amusing to see how many school libraries carry books like The Sexual State, which I authored. Very few, if any, I would imagine. But if a conservative district put such a book in school libraries and Planned Parenthood complained, would it be guilty of censorship?”

“The hypocrisy is thick. Thank goodness there are leaders like Ron DeSantis who are willing to stand up to bullies’ false charges of censorship.”

For more information, check out The Ruth Institute’s Censorship and Propaganda Resource Center.

The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love. 

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse has a Ph.D. in economics and has taught at Yale and George Mason University. She is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies are Destroying Lives, Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook Up World, and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village.

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