Unreal. Seattle Libraries Approve Hardcore Porn-Watching in Front of Children

Unreal.

(MLive)

Seattle libraries will not allow patrons to eat or sleep or go barefoot. But they can watch all the hardcore porn they want in front of children.
Seattle PI reported:

The Seattle Public Library has a long list of rules of things you can’t do in the library, to ensure “comfort and safety” of staff and patrons. You can’t eat, sleep, look like you’re sleeping, be barefoot, be too stinky or talk too loudly.

But you can watch graphic porn on a public computer in front of kids. Despite repeated complaints from female patrons about men watching porn in full view of their children, the library has held fast to its policy of unfettered online access for grown-ups.

The reason: It’s not in the business of censorship.

The latest dust-up comes after a mother with her two kids saw a man watching “hard-core porn” at the Lake City library and complained. When the librarian refused to ask the man move to a less visible screen, Julie Howe wrote the library, the media and lawyers and got on KUOW.

“It was very shocking,” said Howe, whose 10-year-old girl had seen the man’s screen and cried that night. But, she acknowledged, “it’s not an easy one to solve.”

Other libraries also allow porn

The library’s position was mirrored elsewhere. The King County Library System has a similar policy, of filtering kids’ access on computers, while allowing adults to roam freely. The American Library Association endorses the same stance.

“Sometimes, in a library, you’re going to see information that’s going to make you uncomfortable,”
Barbara Jones, director of the association’s intellectual freedom office, said on KUOW Wednesday.

Stephen Kruiser has more on the right to watch porn in public.

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  • mercador

    Only God can heal this nation. Better hit your knees. Evil will be more and more visable as time goes on. It will only get worse because we have not turned to God for help. We are like the children of Isreal complaining in the desert and not turning to God. have faith in God and not in yourselves.

  • More Liberty

    Our tax dollars at work.

  • Dave in Dallas

    So taxpayers must fund grimy old masturbators AND must have their children exposed to porn? I wonder sometimes why God hasn’t already destroyed humanity out of simple outrage.

  • Mad Hatter

    Isn’t this from the same city that has a statue of Lenin?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Lenin_%28Seattle%29

    They really must be proud of themselves up there.

  • John Galt

    How is this not a state created and sanctioned hostile environment for children, their parents, and anyone whose sexual orientation and/or religious beliefs holds that the pornographic exploitation of other human beings is obscene and wrong? A public library? Are the sexual more or Seattle truly so low and blue that this is somehow acceptable?

  • raybojabo

    Go in and watch abortion videos in front of liberals and see if their policy doesn’t change.

  • Mad Hatter

    If viewing of hardcore porn was allowed in a work place, a woman would sue her employer for sexual harassment. Whey can’t a woman sue this Library for sexual harassment?

  • Patty

    Just like abortions. Freedom to see porn and freedom to abort a human being. Where are morals.

    Pray people we need God’s help.

    I realize that the laws must be changed. NOW

  • Mad Hatter

    If viewing of hardcore porn was allowed in a work place, a woman would sue her employer for sexual harassment. Why can’t a woman sue this Library for sexual harassment?

  • Gloria Gilson

    “Sometimes, in a library, you’re going to see information that’s going to make you uncomfortable,” Barbara Jones, director of the association’s intellectual freedom office, said on KUOW Wednesday.

    *****

    We can pretty much guess that Jones is the typical lefty. This sort of information is to be known, but requiring the local abortuary and its abortionists disclose fetal development information and an ultrasound the life developing within, well, THAT information is best kept a secret.

    The hypocrisy of the left is breath-taking.

  • Mad Hatter

    Ooops, sorry for the double post, computer is lagging today.

  • Mad Hatter

    If a father watched hardcore porn in front of his child, he would be charged with child abuse, and would have his children taken away from him. He would be providing an unsafe environment for a child.

    Yet, a man at a Government run Library can do the same thing and not get charged with child abuse?

    Really?

  • bg

    ++

    2004: Mitt Romney Supported Radical Gay Group

    [One of the AAC’s more infamous publications is The Little Black Book, Queer in the 21st Century, which was published, as the booklet itself states, with assistance from Romney’s Department of Public Health. The booklet promotes the most perverse behavior, including “water sports,” “rimming” and “fisting.” It also lists local gay bars. Incredibly, this filth was distributed to public schools. In 2005, when some parents discovered the booklet was passed out at Brookline High, all hell broke loose. Apparently, some parents thought teaching their kids how to urinate on one another wasn’t a good idea. The controversy was covered by the Boston Globe and Romney was questioned by a reporter about it. He had little choice but to denounce The Little Black Book as “graphic pornographic material” that didn’t belong in the public schools.

    However, a year earlier, Romney’s own Department of Public Health assisted AAC with the publication of the booklet. Moreover, the AAC has always used graphic material in its publications, even during the time period it received $10,000 from Romney. It’s what AAC is known for. It is hard to believe Romney didn’t know this. Romney apologists will argue that AAC also worked to prevent AIDS, but it hard to see how a group that promotes such risky behaviors can do any good preventing AIDS.]

    isn’t that one of ex – Safe Schools Czar Kevin
    Jennings
    books?? maybe he didn’t know?? /s/

    Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro

    [Marxist inspired movement in social and political philosophy originally associated with the work of the Frankfurt school. Drawing particularly on the thought of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud, critical theorists maintain that a primary goal of philosophy is to understand and to help overcome the social structures through which people are dominated and oppressed. Believing that science, like other forms of knowledge, has been used as an instrument of oppression, they caution against a blind faith in scientific progress, arguing that scientific knowledge must not be pursued as an end in itself without reference to the goal of human emancipation. Since the 1970s, critical theory has been immensely influential in the study of history, law, literature, and the social sciences.]

    green movement..

    ==

  • Mad Hatter

    Isn’t this Government run Library admitting they’re committing an act of child endangerment?

    I thought that was against the law?

  • bitterclinger

    Check out video from Beck’s TV show from Thursday evening with Rabbi Daniel Lapin. It’s all about worshipping Baal and not even being aware of it. I think it’s on the Blaze. He said he was going to make Tues-Thurs shows from this week available for free.

  • Ken

    Nothing that people in Seattle, or for that matter Portland, Or. suprises me. Seattle’s nickname is “Little San Fransisco”. Portland is proud of the fact that the people consider themselves weird, (and they definatley are). Why do you think its called the “Left Coast”? They are saturated with libs.

  • bg
  • Patty

    Molesters, perverts use the Library services all the time. This is their best way to find another child to molest.

  • max brand

    Dear King County Library System:

    Thank you for making this clarifying statement. You have declared your libraries to be spaces similar to biker bars, hard rock concert venues, erotic bakeries, triple-X theaters and novelty condom stores — all places I would never think to take a child.

    Shame, too. I have many happy memories of going to the library as a kid. But you’ve helped define the world my boys will grow up in as a place where the public library is hostile to children and parents. Instead the boys will be reading from our home collection, taking trips to our ever-shrinking neighborhood bookstore or buying titles from Amazon.

  • JKB

    “Sometimes, in a library, you’re going to see information that’s going to make you uncomfortable,” Barbara Jones, director of the association’s intellectual freedom office, said on KUOW Wednesday.

    Really, someone test this theory. If you’re in Seattle, go down to the library and watch a video of Sarah Palin or perhaps, listen to Rush Limbaugh online. Report back what happens, after you post bail no doubt.

  • http://www.opaobie.com Opaobie

    Time for a “flash mob” to go in and watch every religious video they can bring up on every screen they can “occupy”, run the volume to FULL, and throw up the same “FIRST AMENDMENT” shield the porn-watchers use. Sometimes the only way to get a rule changed is to use it to its max against the morons who created it.

  • Patty

    Actually, in a round about way, the library is helping criminals.

  • Mad Hatter

    Patty,

    They’re providing an unsafe environment for children, and are openly admitting that children can be exposed to pornography. As I stated earlier, if a man does this in front of his child at home, he would be charged with child endangerment, but the Seattle Libraries get a pass?

    Where’s the State Attorney General of Washington on this?

  • bg
  • Andrew

    Bullsh$t! I’m sure these same libraries won’t book books on the shelves written by formerly gay men and women, or books critical of Islam, or books that the staff does not agree with ideologically.

  • http://politicalwrinkles.com cnredd

    I think they should’ve told the library their child saw a man watching a video of someone eating sugar and transfat…I bet they’d put a stop to it post haste…

    cnredd
    Political Wrinkles
    http://politicalwrinkles.com

  • Glenmore

    Why don’t they install private booths for the porn computers, so the kids won’t be exposed? I understand that’s how they do it at the porn stores.

  • dba…vagabond trader

    The mind of a libral. Think I’ll go to my dinky uber lib library next week and order up all the right wing books I’m allowed. Kinda make their day. 😛

  • burt

    Home of the Gates.

  • wanumba

    ::::::::::::::::::
    #22 February 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    Patty commented:
    Actually, in a round about way, the library is helping criminals.

    ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    I’ll go further on that idea. Not an aroundabout way! Let us consider: WHY would ANYONE go to a public place to watch porn when they could watch it at home?

    They are genuine predators, getting their rocks off knowing kids are watching, maybe intice some unsupervised kid. How many parents dump their kids off and say, “See you in two hours – a form of babysitting?”

    We don’t frequent public libraries, what for? Our personal library is huge, plus the internet, but the school had a school requirement our kids aren’t ever going to use.

    Today, AMericans aren’t poor, they can afford their own books at home (even more so esp now with ebooks) without perverts hanging around. Think that tolerance would fly at or Barnes and Noble? NOPE. Notice how peopel hang around those stores, without the pervs?

    Libraries are tools for the Left attacks on children, not to be trusted. WHat a travesty of a once great, once community volunteer service.

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  • #1AMERICAN

    if there truly is a god…please take out the mooslime in office for good…he is killing this country..claiming he is a christian…;he is a liar and a thief…please please help us out

  • bg

    ++

    January 30, 2012

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egypt: US Constitution Not That Great

    [You should certainly be aided by all the constitution-writing that has gone one since the end of World War II. I would not look to the US constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, had an independent judiciary… It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done. Much more recent than the US constitution – Canada has a Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It dates from 1982. You would almost certainly look at the European Convention on Human Rights. Yes, why not take advantage of what there is elsewhere in the world?]

    why is that not treasonous?? gah!!

    September 5, 2007

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg

    [In 1977, Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote “Sex Bias in the U.S. Code”
    for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In it, Ginsberg advocated
    lowering the age of consent from 16 to 12
    .

    “Eliminate the phrase “carnal knowledge of any female, not his wife,
    who has not attained the age of 16 years” and substitute a federal,
    sex-neutral definition of the offense. … A person is guilty of an offense
    if he engages in a sexual act with another person. … [and] the other
    person is, in fact, less than 12 years old.”]

    October 23, 2008

    Ron Paul

    When looking at cases of consensual sex between a person aged 15
    and a person aged 30, why can we notleave these people alone if this
    is what they want
    , or at the most ostracize them for being ‘gross’, if
    that’s what you think of it.”

    more here.. :-(

    do “we the people” really know what the hell they’re doing?? .. gah!!

    ==

  • FurryGuy

    #19 February 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    max brand commented:

    Dear King County Library System:

    The library in question was most definitely not a part of the KCLS, it was one run by the City of Seattle. There is a difference.

    As has happened in Pierce County and the City of Tacoma, the county library system has put the public access internet computers in a totally separate space from the children’s section of the library whereas the Tacoma libraries are laid out similar to the Seattle libraries. The public access computers are in the main library areas and near the children’s sections. The PCLS public access computers have privacy screens and shields that restrict being able to view the monitor except from a very narrow area such as being seated at the computer.

    The two biggest cities, Seattle and Tacoma, in Washington State are deep blue liberal. The two counties that encompass those cities, King and Pierce respectively, are at worse colored purple. A lot of that is due to the overwhelming influence both cities have because of their concentration of population.

    The Progressives in both cities flaunt their depravity and celebrate it as normal.

  • wanumba

    #33 February 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    #1AMERICAN commented:
    if there truly is a god…please take out the mooslime in office for good…he is killing this country..claiming he is a christian…;he is a liar and a thief…please please help us out
    :::::::::::::::::::

    There is a God. The Lord God Almighty:
    “IF my people humble themselves and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them.”

  • #1AMERICAN

    What else would you expect from a demo-crap state…almost as bad as California and the lib-turds that live and vote there

  • bg

    ++

    #1AMERICAN #33 February 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    THe Near Enemy

    [We have two sets of enemies. The far enemy is the politics of Islam.
    The near enemies are the dhimmi apologists, fueled by ignorance and
    multiculturalism and political correctness.
    ]

    he’s not alone, not by a long shot, he was “groomed” to do exactly
    what he’s doing.. but not to worry, the elites always have a “spare
    or two” (neither of which are named Gingrich)..

    ==

  • TomH

    What’s next? Farmville?

  • bg
  • bobdog

    Where do we find such people, willing to devote their lives to public service and all?

    And who pays for the operation that removes their common sense?

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  • Mary Dempsey Corboy

    The American Library Association is as gay as the day is long, they don’t appreciate community standards much.

  • Interesting

    Boycotts would help.
    If people simply stopped taking their children there..
    OR going there themselves..
    Then what would happen?
    That is the only pressure which would work..
    If the place was like a tomb or grave..
    Except for a few porn watchers..
    Then they would get the point.
    If the people don’t have any standards and continue to go..
    What does that say of America?
    Think about it.. would this happen in Pilgrim America?
    No.
    Why?
    Because the people would boycott it.
    The place would turn into a “ghost town” for lack of interest.
    If America had the same values today as back then…
    There would be the same results now.
    Right?

  • dunce

    There is a charge on every phone bill called a universal charge that was instituted to fund computers and internet connections in all libraries so children from poor families would have access and not be computer illiterate and now we have this and though the libraries all now have many computers and most people on welfare have computers , cell phones, and flat screen TV the charge is in reality a tax and will never be repealed. How about this ? the creeps buy their own darn porn.

  • http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com Reaganite Republican

    A broken society

  • xiphos

    Watching porn in a public library is “intellectual freedom”?
    What next?
    This country needs an enima and soon.

  • vityas

    Get a kindle. Download free classics. Use Overdrive to download books from the library. Join Kindle Owners Lending Library. Let librarians curate the porn. By the end of the decade paper books will be obsolete and libraries will be repurposed anyway.

  • bg

    ++

    xiphos #47 February 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    well, the way things have been going for some time now (actually since
    stores were allowed to open on Sundays = everyone working, no family
    time together so to speak)..

    as i looked ahead several years back, my guess at the time was
    fornicating in public would be considered a form of “free speech”
    at some point in the future..

    like i always say, Islam is too strict, the US isn’t strict enough, i
    am sick and tired of US proffering a place for satan to flourish..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    “what the fascist left have been aiming for is to “equate” good with evil..
    that’s the only way they can appease their conscience in the face of the
    harsh reality they are trying to escape from because it does not fit in with
    their ideological utopian matrix.. if there is no good vs evil, then all is good
    even if [the] all is evil..” – bg

    ==

  • Seattle Stan

    In fairness, the Lenin Statue is ironic… Look at the internet pictures of the hapless bastard. They dress him in drag for the Gay Pride Parade, for God’s sake. It’s a well-deserved ignominious fate for Vladimir…

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  • AuntieMadder

    Public libraries generate no income. Therefore, a boycott of the library would do no good. So what if it becomes a ghost town, as Interesting put it? Do you think it bother a bunch of libtarded librarians to suck on the city and/or county teat while doing absolutely nothing at all each and every day at work? Hell, they’d probably start watching porn, or, most likely, increase the number of hours they spend watching porn, on the library ‘puters while at work just to help pass the time. The same for the Demonratic city council who allocates the funds that keep the public libraries open and the librarians employed.

    Go ahead. Make the librarians’ day. Boycott the library.

  • valerie

    So now we know what cities have librarians with nasty habits.

  • http://safelibraries.blogspot.com/ SafeLibraries

    The library is lying and endangering the community. It should be sued. The Seattle Council is allowing the library to act outside the law, so it too may be culpable. The American Library Association created the rules that the library follows, even publicly lauded the library, and it too may be culpable. The victim? The child? Does anyone care any more? Did anyone get the seriousness of what happened to her? You want to let the library explain it away? I will be writing more about this soon, on my blog, and I will explain the above in clear language. More children will be victimized unless someone finally shows people, in a court of law, how the ALA is responsible.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    people in seattle should tell their elected representatives that they do not want their tax dollars use to create an unafe enviroment for children. after all isn’t the liberals who want to protect our children from pedophiles? i’ll bet barbara jones and the people in the seattle library system are big critics of the catholic church and penn state.

  • Anti-Progressive

    What next, legalize Pedophilla?

  • dfgbgb

    why not we have a governent agency fondling kids at airports

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  • Oldwhiskers

    So, with this line of reasoning, a porn watcher might be permitted to bring in a large screen iMac so a class of young children touring the library could all see the porn more easily as long as everyone wore shoes, kept quiet and didn’t eat anything. Amazing!

    If a library began allowing such crude behavior where I live, it would probably mysteriously catch fire in the middle of the night.

    Unbelievable!

  • Oldwhiskers

    I think maybe I get it now. Leftist thinking may be that parents are supposed to accompany their kids to the library and ensure they don’t inadvertently see this sort of thing on computers there. Situation: Michelle and the girls make a trip to the library and Michelle says, “No, wait a minute, don’t look in that direction! Uh oh, too late! Oh well, let’s do some pushups!”

    I know I’m being a bit obsurd, but isn’t allowing porn viewing at a library in front of children totally obsurd.

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  • bg

    ++

    Anti-Progressive #57 February 4, 2012 at 4:56 am

    via #13 February 3, 2012 at 2:22 pm bg

    The History of Political Correctness

    it’s not like they haven’t been trying to for decades now.. *sigh*

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re: #63 February 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm bg

    re: Anti-Progressive et al

    much more here and connecting links,
    you can also Google for much more..

    ==

  • Iamone2

    This is the government showing the people that they are as vulgar and filthy as babylonion cockroaches and without morals.
    This isn’t the American people .
    Perverts exist wherever you are,they have just been handed a go to Hell card.
    Most children will not be looking and probably not old enough to get on the net in a library.
    The American morals are not decaying.
    The bastards that have invaded us posing as our own leaders are wanting you to think it is the American people.
    IT IS NOT it’s the GOV officials and lawmakers!

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  • Mary

    That woman whose children were exposed to such vile images needs to picket the library and keep boycotting it. If she does this right, things might change, e.g. get the word out on Face Book, establish a movement, educate and inform everyone. Hold signs up outside that say the Librarians are complicit in child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of minors. If enough publicity is put out there, business will drop off and eventually they’ll have to restrict these vile practices.
    I for one intend to forward the article far and wide besides talking about it to others.

    Remember……SILENCE IS THE SAME AS CONSENT!

  • Dave

    Its excepted in state funded library’s everywhere,,, its called SIN IN THE CAMP and judgement will follow. I think they just legalized gay marriage there too. I guess because they dont read the bible or believe what God did to Sodom an Gomorrah they feel safe. Wew! Ya reep what ya sow,, it dont matter if they dont believe,, judgements still comming.

  • Tripmom92

    how about an all out boycott of all libraries. This decision show just how despicable and trashy this country is becoming. America is no longer a nation of strong high morals and values. It is a nation of lazy, self-centered, and trashy people, people of no morals, no values and care more about themselves than the children of this country.

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