The board of directors of a Kansas library is divided on whether sex offenders should be completely banned from giving presentations, according to the Wichita Eagle.
While some board members said registered sex offenders should be automatically disqualified from headlining events, other board members said it should be allowable in some circumstances and want library staff to have some say, the Wichita Eagle noted.
Unbelievable that people can be so stupid!
Kansas library board divided on whether to let sex offenders present at libraries https://t.co/gfh8u5JaS5
— LifeSiteNews.com (@LifeSite) August 23, 2019
A proposal to background-check people for past sex offenses before they are allowed to make presentations at Wichita libraries was put on hold Tuesday, after a split in the board between those who want a complete ban on sex offenders and those who want staff to have some leeway.
The policy originated in a backlash against a drag queen story time almost a year ago at the Advanced Learning Library and has been criticized by the leader of the LGBT-rights group Equality Kansas.
It was apparent from the comments at Tuesday’s meeting that there is strong consensus on the library board that prospective program presenters should be screened through a national web site listing sex offenders.
But that consensus broke down over the issue of how much discretion the staff should have in allowing past sex offenders to participate in library presentations. More
Have they completely lost their minds?
That they are even “divided” shows just how sick this culture has become. 🤦♂️
— Thomas Pius ✝️🎜 (@aquinasbear) August 23, 2019
Why is this even being questioned? Pretty sure most everyone working with or around children have to have a background check. Are they choosing political correctness over the safety of our children?
PC trumps the kids’ safety.
— gabriel m.l. torre (@angstpinoy) August 24, 2019
I feel like I’m living in an alternate universe where everyone has gone mad!
This “dilemma” proves the extent of depravity. Obvious pathology and libraries … This is not the worst thing. The innocence of children means nothing.
— Avis Rara (@Avisvita) August 24, 2019
Wow, it should be a no-brainer decision!
— P P 🇨🇦♿ (@Presto2011) August 24, 2019
Are you kidding me!!! I don’t live in Kansas, but I think I’m going to make a call. I’m just beside myself to think that this can even happen.
— Classy Traveler (@classytraveler1) August 24, 2019
What surprises me is that there are parents that take their children to these activities. I guess today that shouldn’t surprise me. Still …
— HanMishAza (@aza_mish) August 24, 2019
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Sex offenders? Absolutely NOT!!
— GEI (@Gardenia316) August 24, 2019