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  • Writer's pictureSarah Wilson

LGBTQ Nonprofit Pushes Explicit Books to Rural Schools for All Ages in All 50 States

LGBTQ activists are fiercely promoting their agenda to rural areas of the country that are known to be the most resistant to their ideology.

Hope in a Box is a nonprofit that dispatches LGBTQ-themed books to rural public schools in all 50 states for all ages. According to their website, the organization has reached around 70,000 students and boasts that they are "the nation's largest early-intervention program for building LGBTQ-inclusive classrooms."

Financial Backing and Influence

The nonprofit was founded by Joe English, a well-known figure in the activism space, who has also worked as a public education and economic development consultant for state and local governments. Additionally, English founded a virtual mental health company, called Cartwheel, which works within school systems to provide therapy "support" to students, including help with "navigating identity."

Along with private donations, Hope in a Box is partially backed by Gay Real Estate, a database of LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly real estate agents. They have also received seed funding from the CDC, Bain Capital, and Grant Thornton LLC.

English's involvement in government projects and public schools and the high-level funding received by Hope in a Box are a prime examples of how radical LGBTQ ideologies have become systemic in all aspects of public life.

How it Works

Hope in a Box maintains a catalogue of around 100 books, including reading levels Pre-K through high school. They primarily accept applications from public educators in rural areas. However, any educator can purchase a box of books for their classroom. The boxes include up to 20 titles.

Some books are simply intended to be available for students to read, while other books have a curriculum available if the educator wishes to assign the book as required reading. From viewing the application process online, it seems alarmingly simple for teachers to add these books into their lesson plans.

Reading levels available

Catalogue Includes Soft Porn and Inappropriate Themes for Minors

Most (if not all) titles included in the Hope in a Box catalogue are highly inappropriate, even after being scaled for age level.

Books for the elementary level box include titles such as I am Jazz, Heather has Two Mommies, and My Maddy (a story about a parent who is "not a mommy or a daddy, but 'my Maddy'"). These books are written with the intention of normalizing queer and transgender lifestyles for children by depicting trusted adults engaging in LGBTQ lifestyles or affirming gender-confusion in a child character. Normalizing these divergent preferences inherently opens children up to sexual grooming, erodes their innocence, and confuses them about simple, biological truths.

Predictably so, the available books become progressively more suggestive as the intended age level increases. Middle school selections introduce same-sex and transgender relationships between characters. High school selections include books such as Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which has been hotly contested as pornographic even at the university level. This graphic novel/memoir of Alison Bechdel includes illustrated scenes of masturbation and oral sex.

Scenes from Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Not only does Fun Home include graphic scenes, but the father in the story is a closeted homosexual and a suspected pedophile. Since the book directs the reader towards empathy for him, it can be argued that part of the intention is to normalize pedophilia as well.

Scene from Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Leftists argue that right-leaning parents are engaging in erasure and censorship and hindering education by attempting to "ban" explicit titles like ones distributed by Hope in a Box. That is not the case.

The fact is that children and minors need guidance and protection from adults. Restricting access to explicit LGBTQ material protects the innocence of children and helps promote physical safety and emotional and mental stability. It should never have to be argued that graphic depictions of sexual encounters need to be excluded from public schools.

Protect Your Children

Be aware of the books available to your children at school and check to see if Hope in a Box has made contact in your district. Talk to your kids about what they're learning and attend parent-teacher conferences and school board meetings whenever possible. Involved parents and caregivers are the best protection that a child has against all forms of grooming and abuse.

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