Christians And Muslims Unite In Michigan To Fight Sexually Explicit Material In School Libraries
Demonstrators who support banning books gather during a protest outside of the Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn, Michigan, on September 25, 2022. - The protests emerged after Dearborn Public Schools temporarily restricted access to seven books following a parent's complaint about their content. They also restricted access to an e-book app featuring thousands of titles.
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People from different faith backgrounds are uniting in Dearborn, Michigan, to fight against leftist indoctrination in Dearborn Public Schools.

The Washington Post reported that outrage over the sexually explicit content in the LGBTQ books in the schools began with Christians who then turned and “rallied the significant Muslim population” in the area to join them.

Local Islamic leaders pushed Muslims to attend a school board meeting held by Dearborn Public Schools weeks in advance and even used sermons as a platform to urge attendees to go.

“Some of those books are completely inappropriate for our children to read,” said Imam Sayed Hassan Al-Qazwini of the Islamic Institute of America, one of the most prominent Muslims in the state. “Some of those books promote pornography. Some of them promote homosexuality. We don’t need this.”

Hundreds of people attended the school board meeting earlier this week, which got out of control when the crowd learned that their public comments would only be limited to three minutes.

The situation became so unruly that the school board chairwoman, Roxanne McDonald, suspended the meeting until Thursday.

Protesters brought signs with them that said “Keep your porno books to yourself,” “If democracy matters, we’re the majority,” and “Protect the children,” the last one written in five languages, the Post added.

Activist Hassan Aoun said the school district “disrespected” those who attended. He responded by leading chants of “Vote them out!”

The school board responded to the signs by banning protesters from being able to bring posters to the meeting that is set for tomorrow. The Detroit Free press claimed that “some of the posters and signs included homophobic and derogatory remarks toward gay people in English and Arabic, using Christian and Islamic references.”

The school board claimed that it shut the meeting down because the people in attendance were violating the fire code.

“Despite the large crowd on Monday, the regular board meeting initially proceeded in an orderly fashion,” the district said Wednesday. “Some of those who came for the meeting used overflow rooms set up to accommodate the large crowd. However, after about 80 minutes, when the time came to begin public comments, many of the hundreds of people in attendance began yelling about the three-minute time restriction and the request that many of those not planning to submit public comments leave the packed room to bring it back within the fire code limits.”

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