A mother’s microphone was cut off in a Clark County school board meeting after she read from a sexually explicit book reportedly found in the Las Vegas-area district’s schools.
In a video obtained by The Lion, Cristiane Mersch, chairwoman of Moms for Liberty in Clark County, told the school board that parents “who object to the pornographic materials that we have at CCSD school libraries are not book banners.”
“This is not political,” she explained. “This is not about censoring books. This is about our young children being being groomed and exposed to sexualized words.”
She then began reading from All Boys Aren’t Blue, which features “sexual nudity; sexual activities including sexual assault; alternate gender ideologies; profanity and derogatory terms; alcohol and drug use; and controversial racial commentary.”
Mersch claimed this book is in at least 11 district schools.
“I put some lube on and got him up on his knees, and I began to slide into him from behind,” she read, as the passage became even more graphic and school board member Evelyn Garcia Morales told her to stop.
“Please pause her mic. Please stop her mic,” she said. “Forgive me, Cristiane; please pause your public comment.”
Video from the school board meeting shows her microphone being shut off.
“You don’t have the right to stop me. This is the book you want to give to kids, like these kids here,” Mersch responded.
Garcia Morales told her the meeting “is a public channel” and there is a “responsibility to uphold decent language.” She said Mersch was welcome to continue her remarks but had to be “mindful” of her language.
After the microphone was turned back on, Mersch accused the board members of ignoring parents, but said they “listened to a librarian” who shared an LGBT-affirming pledge by Defense for Democracy signed by CCSD Superintendent Jesus Jara. The group has referred to Moms for Liberty as “terrorists.”
Mersch also said the librarian called her “highly f**kable” on social media.
“Who would want to fill a child’s mind with these horrific images and stories, and take away their innocence with overly sexualized content?” Mersch later asked, in an interview with The Lion. “Since when is it extreme to prioritize academic excellence over sexualization of children?”