Dad Arrested for Speaking Up About Pornographic Content in Required Reading for 9th Graders

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A reading assignment has some parents in New Hampshire confused and upset.

The controversial book “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult is required reading for some 9th grade students at Gilford High School. The book is a fictional story about a school shooting and has been part of the curriculum since 2007.

School officials say that the book contains important themes, but parents say that message is overshadowed by what some call pornographic content on one page.

The book was assigned to students last Monday, but the school failed to give parents of freshmen students notice of the sexually explicit content in the novel. One page of the book contains a graphic description of rough sex between two teenagers.

Some parents are outraged, and attended a school board meeting to make their feelings known.

William Baer, whose 14-year old daughter is a student at the school, was one of the parents who spoke out at the meeting. He was promptly arrested for doing so:

EAGnews spoke with Baer about the incident, and he explained what made him so upset:

Baer tells EAGnews he became aware of the book’s objectionable material purely by chance. A family friend was visiting last Wednesday and talking to Baer’s 14-year-old daughter about how things were going in school. When she mentioned that she’d just been assigned the novel, the friend picked up the book and casually opened it to page 313 which contains a very graphic description of a sexual encounter between two adolescents. The friend was aghast as he read the passage, and asked Baer if he was aware of the book’s content.

“I was shocked when I read the passage, and not much shocks me anymore,” Baer says. “My wife was stunned by the increasingly graphic nature of the sexual content of the scene and the imagery it evoked.”

Here is an excerpt from the book. We considered omitting it from this article, but, if it is okay for 14 year olds to read…

Warning: Explicit content:

“‘Relax,’ Matt murmured, and then he sank his teeth into her shoulder. He pinned her hands over her head and ground his hips against hers. She could feel his erection, hot against her stomach.

” … She couldn’t remember ever feeling so heavy, as if her heart were beating between her legs. She clawed at Matt’s back to bring him closer.

“‘Yeah,’ he groaned, and her pushed her thighs apart. And then suddenly Matt was inside her, pumping so hard that she scooted backward on the carpet, burning the backs of her legs. … (H)e clamped his hand over her mouth and drove harder and harder until Josie felt him come.

“Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.”

During an interview with another news outlet, Baer asked them to print that passage:

Baer asked that The Daily Sun print the passage. Otherwise, he expected readers would dismiss his response as that of “an uptight, over-protective, over-reacting parent.”

Editor Ed Engler declined, saying he thought some of the description rendered were not suitable for publication in 99 percent of daily newspapers in America, “Maybe 100 percent”.

Baer noted that the (Manchester) Union-Leader, too, flatly refused to print it, asking “it’s not fit to print, but it’s okay for my daughter to read it and discuss it? My goal is to have everyone in the United States read what’s on page 313 of that book,” he declared, “except my daughter.” (source)

Baer, who is an attorney, told EAGnews that the school “has no business introducing such themes” to students, and questioned why it is acceptable for “the state, through its schools and agents,” to mandate reading and discussing this kind of material.

In a written response to EAGnews, Gilford school leaders admitted they didn’t warn parents of the book’s controversial nature like they have in previous years, and promised to send a letter to the home “of all students who are currently assigned the book.”

It’s a little late now, isn’t it?

Baer suggested that the notice include the passage on page 313:

“If the text were not included, do you know any parent ,or student, for that matter, who could reasonably expect such content to be in a 9th grade assigned book? I think if they put that text in the notice, the vast majority of parents and possibly students would opt out.”

Baer told EAGnews that this is just more evidence that public schools are indoctrinating our children:

Baer believes the politicians and educators running the public school system want to dismantle the family unit, and undermine traditional morality, “though they’re never going to admit this.”

“Many people in education and government truly believe our children are theirs. That parents are only the custodians who feed them and put a roof over their head. These school incidents are a byproduct of this ‘we know best’ philosophy. They believe they have the authority to do this. If people were more complacent, which is hard to imagine, it’d be even worse.”

He’s right. Earlier this year, Paul Reville, the former secretary of education for Massachusetts and a Common Core supporter, spoke at a panel in support of the curriculum:

He shared his thoughts on opponents of the curriculum, stating that critics were a “tiny minority” who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because “the children belong to all of us.”

The incident at Gilford isn’t unique: reading assignments that contain pornographic material seem to be more and more of a “normal” occurrence, especially since the introduction of Common Core curriculum in schools.

In his article Sex and the Public Schools, Michael Snyder discusses ways schools are sexualizing our children at younger and younger ages. Some public schools are mandating sex education for kindergarteners. Earlier this year, a middle school in Kansas decided that adding anal sex, oral sex, and touching were appropriate topics to add to their health class curriculum.

If your child must attend public school, you may want to pay close attention to the assignments they being given.

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  • Frank Pytel

    Wow. I mean, Phew. That’s umm…. Wow.

  • Frank Pytel

    I think personally that Paul Reville is likely a pedo.

  • Joe2D2

    Sieg fucking Heil Juden! Here, put this yellow star on your jacket! Next stop, the train for you and then into the ovens! You dare question der Fuhrer!

    So, how do you like living in the 4th Reich?

    “Do you love it. Do you hate it. There it is. The way you made it.”
    -Frank Zappa

    • europa3962

      First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Socialist.

      Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

  • mellyrn

    Why is everyone just sitting there passively while this guy is arrested?

    Just read another article where a woman was quasi-arrested (nothing legal) and detained and harassed for reciting the Constitution while going through airport screening — and again, no one else stepped up or said anything.

    WTF, people?

    • Becky Strohl

      I know, right? I was wondering the same thing.

    • farang

      Ah….an Awakening!

      That cop NEEDS an asswhipping BADLY. And when they keep asking for it, they will receive it…in SPADES.

    • europa3962

      “Those who fail to remember the past are doomed to repeat it,”, Santayana
      First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Socialist.

      Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

    • crazy2medic

      If you want to really freak people out, get a copy of the constitution from FIJA and put it in your top pocket when you get called for jury duty, the judge will have you removed from the courthouse!

  • whitefeather

    God Bless Him…..And damn those to Hell who sat Idley by while it happened!

    • Mecca Wrecka

      they were compliant

  • plamenpetkov

    OMG, teens and sex! OMG, HOW shocked can i pretend to be???? OMG teens playing sex games! OMGOMGOMG! I NEVER did THAT as a teen, EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGOMGOMG!
    ALL you phony bastards should be ashamed of yoruselves!

    • Robert

      It is about parental choice and being informed. It is about out of bounds dictates by government. It is about resigned acceptance that what government does is not for you to debate or violence will be used against you as intimidation to the other sheep.

    • Miggy

      But no newspaper will print it. If something like this was printed in a 9th grade book even just 20 years ago I see jail time for the one who authorized it.

    • Guest

      Oh, ufck off you sheepish slave. Did you even watch the video?

      Why the hell do you inbred Russian jackoffs care about what’s happening in the U.S. school system anyone. I know, i know in Communism, you worship the state and bow on your knees like it is a god.

    • lettruthspeak

      Hey evil genius, it isn’t about whether teenagers are having sex, although that is bad enough because we all know how emotionally and physically prepared they are to handle it. This is about parental rights. The fact that you completely missed the point shows the level of degradation you yourself have embraced. You know there used to be time in this country, not so long ago, when people actually stood up for decency. That father who tried to protect his daughter was doing his job. I pray to God you never have a child if you are so cavalier in accepting that they be dragged into the slime with these worthless, clueless, despicable losers put in charge of public education. You are just another ugly citizen who has absolutely no idea what being an American is because sadly your parents obviously never taught you. Pathetic and stupid. Gee maybe they should just hand Playboy magazines out when the kids enter the school doors. Perhaps we should all send our daughters out with a six pack of condoms when they go out on Saturday night, because you never no what stranger they might decide to hook up with.

  • Mr. Green

    One more point. If you go to the website of the book’s author, you’ll see her description of the book plus her own video about it. [,, The central theme of the book seems to be that a high school kid commits a school shooting because he has been “bullied”. The author says that these school shooters have been victimized because they are different somehow, including because of their SEXUAL ORIENTATION. Those of us who are not sheeple know that virtually all of the (genuine, not staged) school shootings arose because the shooter became psychotic as a result of antidepressant drug usage. So, the drug companies would love her book because it deflects people away from learning the truth. The book seems to be a sickening amalgamation of various “politically correct” indoctrination agendas. The only thing not mentioned is the inclusion of man-made global warming. But I bet that’s included somewhere in the book, too.

    • BlaneckW

      This is true.

  • Miggy

    No disrespect but you are wrong on a complete 180. Not only did they know it was there, it probably is the only reason the book is mandatory and why they are trying to hide it on one page only. I commend this Dad.

  • horse777res

    People need to find out where that DONUT GRAZER lives!!!!!!!! Then take care of business.

  • Free thinker

    Thank God my kids are grown. I would be fuming just like this guy. I remember reading this kinda stuff in Penthouse! Yes it is pornographic and should not be required reading for anyone (including college)!
    No good can come from sexually arousing 14 year old kids or anyone else in that male/female environment WTF are wrong with these people? People today can’t even stay together not to mention what happens when an unplanned child is introduced or worse an abortion. I’m not religious but I see this as being very evil, normalizing sex like everyone all ages is doing it. This sh!t makes one look forward to God’s judgment.
    Also that cop had to have been called by the school or board before the meeting. This guy needs to get the whole community behind him and throw out the entire school board to be replaced with normal people.

    • BlaneckW

      Was the material in penthouse of higher quality?

  • Super_Rebel

    They sat there and did nothing because if they even just peacefully spoke up the Psychotic, psychopathic, pig would arrest them too. Yup! Thats the way things work in the uptight states of america. There are good people in this country but we are outnumbered by the USELESS COWARDLY BAGS OF SHIT you are rightfully complaining about. One of these days I will retire to Europe because it is becoming impossible to find happiness in this cursed land.

  • BlaneckW

    I read this crap when I was eleven.
    On a porn site, I mean.

  • Lou

    The next time this happens in your meeting prearrange to have at least four or more volunteers to be arrested ONE after another. When one is lead out in cuffs the NEXT speaks up.

    Make a STATEMENT.

    Common Core is Communist indoctrination

    • Mr. Green

      Lou, do you know the difference between “communist indoctrination” and “fascist indoctrination”? Both communism and fascism are totalitarian and both involve a lot of indoctrination.

  • Mr. Green

    Maybe I should have changed the final question in my previous post from, “So, you choose – is the U.S. and other Western countries closer to communist or fascist?” to, “So you choose – what kind of indoctrination are we being subjected to today in our media and schools, communist indoctrination or fascist indoctrination (= the New World Order)?”

  • Paladin13

    Pull your kids from the state schools when they do this. If a private person or teacher actually said this to a minor, they could be charged with corrupting the morals of a minor.

    • BlaneckW

      Or at least their literary standards, anyway.

  • Thomas Lindell

    This is ridiculous

    Arrested at a school. Lard meeting for being upset about the content of a book

  • BlaneckW

    I’ve read better

  • Tim

    Back in the 60’s and 70’s we would hear horror stories of how these things happened in communist countries. Oh how happy we were that it could never happen in America, in a free society.

  • John Liberty

    Welcome to the new USSR, your kids will read the enforced indoctrination matierals.

    • Lou

      We have long had the USSR; welcome to the USSA.

  • Flobill

    This is disgusting. PEOPLE WAKE UP!!!!! We must take back our children. HOMESCHOOLING IS AN ANSWER. I am a grandmother that graduated our grandson in 2010; from beginning to end. We live in PA. one of the most restrictive states. I have a highschool diploma. The public library is very helpful,as well as there are LOTS of free or cheap curriculums. Home School Legal Defense Association offer lots of free information, as well as laws of each state. Computers make doing school at home easy. There are no snow days, clothes are casual, and there are support groups for field trips, PE games, and interaction. HSLDA phone # (540) 338-5600 , or go to their website.


    • Jeff Hill

      Homeschooling should be illegal in most cases. More psychopaths home school their kids because they have twisted ideals or want to shelter their kids to the point where they render them useless to society.

  • Tsukho

    The literary choices contain inappropriate sexual content for the age ranges for a specific reason. Refer to the Daily Sheeple article on Common Core with a link to Dr. Duke Pesta’s speech. It’s very enlightening.

  • BlaneckW

    I’m very dissapointed in the quality of this porn
    They don’t make porn like they used to

  • againstcorporaterule

    Wow! Way to mass-groom children to accept intrusive pornographic sexual conversation as the norm -eh? I didn’t know “sexual freedom” meant the right to force sex on others.

    There is overwhelming evidence that, thanks to collusion from all levels of government (police, judges, educators, lawyers, doctors, politicians, etc.), the multi-billion dollar pedophilia industry has a yearly growth rate of 150%:

    And it is most intolerable that, even though today’s technology (and the NSA) enables law enforcement to pinpoint exactly where all pedophiles are located and could easily arrest and convict them all in one fell swoop -thereby eradicating the entire pedophilia community, OUR GOVT REFUSES TO PROVIDE BASIC FUNDING (gee, I wonder why!!!) and local law enforcement can barely get to 1% of the cases, leaving the rest of the pedophilia community free to roam as it pleases.

    The only way to over ride this govt refusal to provide basic funding to eradicate pedophilia is by demanding our state governors declare a state of emergency against the pedophilia holocaust: (and further info- )

    • BlaneckW

      “In 1987, millions of Americans watched as Texas first responders worked for 58 hours to pull “Baby Jessica” McClure from the bottom of a well in her Midland backyard. ”

      58 hours? I bet I could do it in one hour. The only way it could take 58 hours is if Baby Jessica stood there for three days extending a middle finger to the workers while smoking one of mom’s virginia slims. After 58 hours I will have decided that I like it down there and ask for a raft.

  • BlaneckW

    Have you seen mainstream porn lately, even really fat women are more enticing. They should be congratulated.

  • BlaneckW

    the school should be criticized giving out porn this low quality

  • againstcorporaterule

    The delusion that we all must vote for the “left” fist of corporate rule in order to defeat it’s “right” fist… (it’s like… pulling the emergency brake while stepping on the gas as the car is headed for a cliff. The car is still going to go over the cliff!!)

    We have to rise up against obnoxious cowards who insist that it is “unrealistic” to vote outside the usual left/right paradigm of corporate puppets. Their senseless bullying of people into voting for the 1%’s “left” fist, EVERYTIME, is precisely why these Aleister-Crowley-worshiping-GOP-1%-psychopaths are still in power!

  • BlaneckW

    Did you use lube? I tried anal masturbation I never had the problems you are describing.

  • BlaneckW

    If I had been indoctrinated into Communism that might be at least be entertaining enough to make me appreciate the U.S. education system.

  • BlaneckW

    I won’t have you disparaging Caesar like that. Old civilization aside these are baseless accusations against his particular person.

  • againstcorporaterule

    Way to mass-groom underage people into accepting intrusive and inappropriate sexual indoctrination. How did “sexual freedom” come to mean allowing educators to force pornography on underage people?

    Please allow this following info -this is my second time typing it in:

    There is overwhelming evidence of collusion form all levels of govt (police, educators, judges, politicians, …etc) with the multi-billion dollar pedophilia industry:

    And even though technology (and obviously the NSA) enables American society to eradicate the entire pedophilia community, our govt refuses to provide even the most basic funding and local law enforcement can barely get to 1% of the cases. Fortunately Americans can override this govt refusal by demanding our state governors declare a state of emergency against the pedophilia holocaust– Here’s the petition and more info: (and info- )

  • wetfursmell

    They’re in high school, they can handle it.

  • wetfursmell

    Please, that passage is tame for 9th graders. I agree that the arrest of the man was ridiculous and uncalled for, but high schoolers can handle a paragraph of sex.

  • Thom Paine

    The Birkenstock Bolsheviks days in this country are numbered and few. I forsee a nasty time for them in the future. May it be soon. If you are a cultural marxist? I suggest you go where you will be appreciated. China,Cuba, and North Korea should all be to your liking.

  • cashel

    Bloody Appalling and Monstrous–What in God’s name is happening to this country? And the school board droned on? What vile people. So a citizen speaking his mind to protect his daughter from filth should be shackled as a felon? Mr. Baer should sue the lot of the lot of them individually and severally.

  • Mom3worried4mykids

    I was shocked and disturbed reading this and watching the video! Go dad for standing up for what you believe! I hope that if I was in that position and watching that happen to a parent at a meeting that I would stand up and try to defend that parent.

  • sp113

    He was not arrested for “speaking out about the book”…he was arrested because he was being disruptive, and not abiding by the rules of a public meeting.

  • Lee

    When immorality will be widespread…
    Just more signs were are living in the last days.

  • Doccus

    I did read it at 18.. I was hitchiking across Canada, and I came across a tiny 6 foot square little cabin in the woods near the UofA in Edmonton. All it contained was a cot and the book “Brave New World” . Stayed a week and read the book over and over. Had a huge impact on me, especially when I saw everything in it happen right before my eyes.

  • crazy2medic

    And to think I homeschooled my son because he wasn’t learning math at the level he was suppose to! Had they been trying to teach him this crap I’d have burned down the school

  • Dale Hogue

    It appears that the only people who are paying attention to what is happening in this country are ordinary citizens who have no axe to grind. It appears, also, that those people who get their names in the paper are – generally speaking – celebrity types and political types. If you and I refuse to recognize what is going on right under our noses, who are we going to turn to when we are overcome with feelings of alarm and panic?

  • Super_Rebel

    I got charged once for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in the 80’s, just for being at a demo and shouting “let them go! let them go!” (charges got dropped) If I had a buck for every false disorderly conduct charge filed in this country I would be a very, very, rich man.

  • Super_Rebel

    Because even a worthless sack of shit has a right to life. The American people are gone man, They are hopeless. At least the europeans still have some fight left in them. From what I have seen over the past several decades the majority of the american people deserve the government they tolerated.

  • Did the carpet get steam cleaned? Did the guy sue the cop/school/all involved? Did the Chinese bring the take out order ? IS the buffet still open? Oatmeal just ain’t doin’ it.

  • Guest

    fuck yeah