Amid nationwide fights over pornographic and racist material in children’s classrooms, Austin city officials have put off their plan to lure local teenagers to their “sex-ed camp” at taxpayer-funded libraries.

The Austin Public Library originally posted an announcement offering “teens 13-18 only” $100 to attend their sex course during spring break. But after public backlash this week, officials eventually deleted all of the social media posts and removed the event from the library’s website calendar.

Their “LGBTQIA+ friendly course” ostensibly meant promoting hazardous sexual behaviors and destructive gender ideologies to adolescents.

Austin Public Health, who was coordinating the event, sent the following partial statement to local station KXAN:

“Parent/guardian consent is required for participants under the age 18 in this particular health workshop. In order to better refine outreach and effectively approach the teens and their guardians who are in need of and want this education, the workshops which had been scheduled for March in partnership with Austin Public Library have been postponed to this summer.”

Texas Scorecard first reported the story here.

Jacob Asmussen

Jacob Asmussen is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard. He attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and in 2017 earned a double major in public relations and piano performance.


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