Two very important child protection bills were introduced last week at the Georgia General Assembly.
The first bill, entitled “The Out With School Obscenity Act” (HB 1041), deals with exposure of K-12 students to obscene materials in school. Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia criminalizes disseminating obscene material to a minor, but (astoundingly) contains an exemption for material in K-12 school libraries. HB 1041, introduced by Representative Karen Mathiak, would remove this exemption – which has enabled our students to be exposed to an alarming level of obscenity in the schools their parents are paying for.
The bill would apply to obscene materials via library books, instructional materials, and online databases.
It would also require the local board of education to report and remove these materials, establish community review committees, provide full parental access to all digital resources, and establish filtering standards for school-owned technology. The bill’s simple premise is this: All school materials should be transparent to parents, and all minor students should be protected from obscenity.
Pastor Josh Saefkow and Pastor Daniel Watson have been instrumental in leading their community in dealing with this kind of material in Sex Ed classes in Fayette County.
The second bill is entitled “The Vulnerable Child Protection Act” (HB 1061). This legislation, introduced by Representative Ginny Ehrhart, would prohibit the trans industry from preying on gender-dysphoric minors by inflicting radical, experimental, chemical, and surgical interventions that will cause irreversible harm to these vulnerable children and their families. This legislation would make it a felony to perform radical surgery on or administer drugs or cross-sex hormones to a minor child for the purpose of attempting to help him or her imitate the opposite sex.
One of the greatest dangers in most of these interventions is that they are irreversible; another is that their long-term effects have not been studied and are not fully known. Some of the known harms, though, include lifetime sterility; increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and cancer; diminished brain development; severe psychological distress, and many others.
Studies have shown that children who are protected from procedures like those banned in this bill, and are supported through their bodies’ natural puberty, are 80 to 95 percent likely to embrace their natural biological sex by adulthood. And the propaganda from the trans industry that these confused children need to be experimented on for their own good has been roundly debunked.
Please be in prayer for these Representatives and contact your State House Member and ask him or her to support this important legislation! Our children MUST have our support and protection during the difficult moral climate they are having to be raised in!