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FelineOverlord

(3,571 posts)
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 05:07 PM Dec 2023

PA School Board President sworn in on a stack of frequently banned books instead of Bible

Last edited Wed Dec 6, 2023, 05:40 PM - Edit history (1)

BREAKING: MAGA fans screech bloody murder after a Philadelphia school board president chooses not to be sworn in on the Bible — swearing instead on a stack of books that are frequently banned by right-wing fanatics.

And that's not even the best part...

Central Bucks president Karen Smith's oath is going viral, with Democrats loving it and Republicans throwing one of their trademark fits. Her bold stand against local Republican board members who tried to ban "sexualized content" is becoming a rallying cry for pro-education advocates.

"The Bible doesn’t hold significant meaning for me," said. "The banned books, they do mean something to me."

Smith ascends to the presidency of a Democratic-led board after Republicans controlled it for two years. During that disastrous stretch, they banned two books and might have banned sixty more.

On top of that, the conservative radicals banned staff from advocating "partisan, political or social policy issues" to students, which in practice just means anything that Republicans don't like.

At the top of the stack of books Smith swore on was "Night," the Holocaust autobiography of Elie Wiesel.

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation,” Smith said. "Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

Also included in the pile was "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison, "Lily and Dunkin" by Donna Gephart, "All Boys Aren’t Blue" by George M. Johnson, "Flamer" by Mike Curato, and "Beyond Magenta" by Susan Kuklin.

Most infuriating to conservatives, Smith is a former Republican who abandoned the party because she believes its "lost its way."

She could not be any more right.



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PA School Board President sworn in on a stack of frequently banned books instead of Bible (Original Post) FelineOverlord Dec 2023 OP
Wow! This is wonderful to hear!!!!! Screw MAGA!!!! n/t RKP5637 Dec 2023 #1
Good got them! Jilly_in_VA Dec 2023 #2
MFL'ers are too busy... ret5hd Dec 2023 #4
Says "I'm afraid I don't quite follow you." in Upper Class Twit accent ArkansasDemocrat1 Dec 2023 #12
Complicated... The Bible should be one of the banned books. keithbvadu2 Dec 2023 #3
Yeah, but the sexual content in the Bible is okay, because, you know, reasons. Permanut Dec 2023 #14
"because, you know, reasons" keithbvadu2 Dec 2023 #15
Not the type of Karen we have been hearing about lately. n/t John1956PA Dec 2023 #5
Well 'Karen' as an insult is just another misogynistic term redqueen Dec 2023 #6
Love this redqueen Dec 2023 #7
Saw this yesterday. Congratulations! She's a brave woman in this RW hostile climate. Fla Dem Dec 2023 #8
Love it!!! 50 Shades Of Blue Dec 2023 #9
I. LOVE. THIS!!! orangecrush Dec 2023 #10
Second that! onetexan Dec 2023 #16
You go, woman! Thanks for posting this. Needed this today. n/t TygrBright Dec 2023 #11
eggscllent. saw this yesterday. would swear or affirm on the bible , the constitution , a stack of harry potter books an AllaN01Bear Dec 2023 #13
Awesome!! hibbing Dec 2023 #17
Good for him Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2023 #18

keithbvadu2

(36,655 posts)
15. "because, you know, reasons"
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 07:44 PM
Dec 2023

Yeah! Like threesomes are ok in private with Moms for Liberty.

Public piety but different in private.

AllaN01Bear

(17,987 posts)
13. eggscllent. saw this yesterday. would swear or affirm on the bible , the constitution , a stack of harry potter books an
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 07:06 PM
Dec 2023

d these books and doungens and dragons players books

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