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Friske Versus Groomers

Updated: Feb 25, 2023


MI Rep. Neil Friske, MI-107, is pushing back against the morally irresponsible American Library Association and its minions who work in taxpayer-funded libraries.


The ALA now openly encourages librarians to subvert community standards and disregard parental authority while pushing questionable sexual content on young readers. Some, like Neil Friske, dare call it "grooming."


Rep. Friske is the sponsor of HB 4136. The conservative lawmaker introduced the bill to protect minors from the porn in libraries by calling for a restricted viewing area (for obscene material) for adults only.


His unapologetic statement (pictured) mentions concerned constituents in Emmet County and is spot on.



We have to ask: What are the chances that the Democrats in the Michigan legislature will allow this bill to come to a vote? C'mon, libs. Do it FOR THE CHILDREN!


Photo: Twitter. Rep. Neil Friske in the center. Flanked by Rep. Angela Rigas and Rep. Matt Maddock.

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parade_dispute0c
Mar 10, 2023

Hey you're the parent! So, parent your children, it's not the libraries responsibility. What you want is to censor access to knowledge. The law that is already in place is called the Miller Test, but that isn't good (restrictive) enough. What Friske's proposed law does do is anyone with an objection will tie that library up in courts, meanwhile its doors stay closed unless they comply. Compliance or bankrupt the institution. It's not innovative, but effective.

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lynnhyattbrown
Feb 28, 2023

This is just silly! What a waste of time and energy!! This law already exists and is fully enforced. Porn is illegal, obscene material is illegal - and no public library has it or buys it or gives it to young people. The Petoskey library doesn't even have a copy of Chaucer's Miller's Tale in its copies of Canterbury Tales. (I know because I looked and looked. It's not included in any copy because it's about adultery.) Friske should use our taxpayer funded time on real actual problems!! Cripe.

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ironmanwid
Mar 04, 2023
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Lynn, once again you are embarrassingly uninformed. Libraries are not what they once were, and the 'porn in libraries' issue is nationwide. And they are exempt from the laws, as you now know. Have you been to the young adult or teen section lately?

We thank Rep. Friske for taking on this troubling issue, a real actual problem! We need to stop using 'taxpayer funds' for this perversion.

Here is just one example. A concerned Petoskey father ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM8shzxWA8I

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bfbridge
Feb 27, 2023

Thank you, Rep. Friske!!!!! We need more fearless leaders like you pushing back on the blatant grooming going on on our culture!

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Frank Hawthorne
Frank Hawthorne
Feb 25, 2023

As a retired (public) librarian myself, I strongly pushback against this authoritarian nonsense. Even as someone of Mr. Friske’s repressive upbringing should know—Every (professionally/ethically run) Library in this country is governed by time-honored selection policies.

And every patron, of any library, is normally provided with an orderly means to challenge individual titles they find offensive. To suggest there might be a “conservative norm” for segregating books containing (alleged) controversial content is as Anti-Free-Speech as one can imagin.

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Tom Banks
Tom Banks
Feb 24, 2023

Are there laws against adults providing pornography to minors? Why not enforce those laws now?

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bfbridge
Mar 01, 2023
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In Michigan, libraries and schools are exempt from the law protecting children from exposure to obscenity. That needs to change.


https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(tnzkdzzbmzalm2t2czbewdvx))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-722-676

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