The following is at Letter to the Editor from Burien Says Enough. For clarification, the author states that “Burien-News” also posted this letter, but it was not sent to us, so we did not publish. The author has been verified.
Hello Burien Friends & Neighbors –
Local news sources the Burien-News and B-town Blog recently posted Letters to the Editor. The letter is posted here. LETTER: ‘I am troubled that several candidates are endorsed by a community organization that posts hateful commentary’; candidates respond – The B-Town (Burien) Blog (b-townblog.com)
Thank you for putting #BurienSaysEnough on blast, #BurienSaysEnough shares centrist positions and from the beginning the goal was to elect leadership that represents ALL of Burien. At no time has BSE supported or advocated for person/s or positions that exclude.
Unfortunately, when positions are held that are being challenged, candidates will employ distraction tactics and purposefully pick out sentence/s from a “tweet” to attempt to divide the community without offering full context and content.
If candidates were honest and able to argue from a position of facts, the entire thread would have been posted – books being promoted in local public schools include book titles that list hundreds of age-inappropriate, sexually confusing, explicit, objectionable, and profane books on the shelves in school classrooms and libraries.
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages by S. Mitchell – The book in middle and high school libraries contains sexually explicit and homosexual content.
Teach Me, by R.A. Nelson – The “young adult” (YA) novel tells the story of a 16-year-old girl and her seduction and statutory rape by her male high school teacher.
It also lists adult and YA novels, often found in schools, some of which may contain explicit and detailed verbal descriptions or narrative accounts of sexual excitement, or sexual conduct that is harmful to minors.
Children are harmed (and confused) by being exposed to age-inappropriate, obscene, and explicit content. Such experiences can lead to struggles with pornography, compulsive masturbation, sexual identity, shame, self-esteem, sexual activity with other children, and struggles with developing and maintaining healthy relationships.
Calling out the hypocrisy of Governor Inslee is not hate speech. Holding government accountable to the parents and kids within the school systems supported by tax dollars is one of the foundations and values of a democracy. Tax dollars should not be used to PROMOTE porn freely and willfully in schools.
As for the tweet regarding gender-affirming, non-reversible surgeries. A 14-year-old is old enough to make a life altering decision, but can’t vote, legally purchase alcohol, get a tattoo, legally drive, or sign a legal binding contract. Is this logical?
Does society want kids’ only identity to be their sexual identity?
Does Burien really want outside interests to run Burien? Distractions from the real issues that plague Burien? HIGH CRIME, UNCHECKED TAXES, DRUG ADDICTION, OPEN DRUG USE ON LOCAL STREETS, FORCED ENCAMPMENTS WHOSE SUPPORTERS USE PEOPLE AS POLITICAL PAWNS…
Intimidation, harassment, targeting because the same viewpoints are not shared is not healthy civil discourse – it is tyranny.
What do you want for Burien?
Return sanity and common sense to the City!
Watch for details on future events – coming SOON!