On Friday, two women demonstrating outside the Moms for Liberty summit at the Museum for the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, explained they were protesting the event because the organization supports banning books. Upon being pressed for examples of such prohibitions, the duo failed to provide any names.
In a video posted on Twitter, The Post Millennial's Editor-in-Chief Libby Emmons asked the women why they were protesting. One of the women answered of the group, "It gives them some credibility when they're actually a hate group supporting divisiveness, supporting banning books, supporting harm to trans children or gays and lesbians. And I'm here to protest that."
"Well I've been hearing more and more about Moms for Liberty and I think it's very scary given the state of our country right now." the second woman said. "...they are a growing right-wing group and they've been named that and, you know, we have to do all we can to protect democracy. And they're doing everything that's the opposite. You know, they're anti-gay, anti-trans, banning books that are so important for young people to have in their schools."
Emmons asked the pair to provide a few titles of banned literature that they thought should remain in the schools.
"I don't really know the titles," the first woman responded. "...but there's one that where there was just a mention at the very end of the book that Johnny has ... a family with two moms or Sam is a family with two dads, and because of that one line, they wanted the whole book banned, and they did ban it, and I think, I think that's what's now you've got children in those classrooms. Who will have two moms or two dads, And now they don't get to see themselves represented at all in any of the books that they get to read."
"They're also pointing out books with people of color in the text, and that's just so wrong. That's discriminatory. Children, like Martha, just said, need to see all kinds of people and read everything," the second woman claimed.
Moms for Liberty began their annual summit on Thursday in Philidelphia hosting most of their events at the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown. The organization of moms, who routinely express concern about the content children are being taught in modern schools, hosted a wide range of speakers, including GOP presidential candidates former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and Nikki Haley.
The event saw violent protests earlier this week in an attempt to shut the venue down. Attendees of the Moms for Liberty functions were reportedly harassed by protestors as they exited the event venues.
The Southern Poverty Law Center deemed the organization an extremist group last month, along with other parent rights organizations, specifically calling out its use of shirts and signs reading, "we do NOT CO-PARENT with the GOVERNMENT." It also claimed that Moms For Liberty and other similar groups, which it deems a part of a "right-wing mobilization" effort, have "grown into an anti-student inclusion movement that targets any inclusive curriculum that contains discussions of race, discrimination and LGBTQ identities."
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