On May 21, 2017, despite vigorous opposition from the community, Lexington Park Library in St. Mary's County facilitated a graphic sex workshop only for minors.

Dozens of local & state police were on hand, barricades installed and a security check point was put in place to ensure parents and adults were blocked from attending the sexually explicit workshop. One adult woman who was trying to enter the class was arrested and charged with trespassing.  

 

Library Director Michael Blackwell assured many during the event that the library did NOT request police protection. "The library had nothing to do with that," he said. And when a group of concerned citizens inquired with Captain Steven A. Hall and asked him who called for the massive police protection, he replied: "I did it. I'm the one who organized the protection. Not the library."

But a 5/18 Baynet article titled, "Lexington Park Library Planning Extra Security," proves otherwise:“We have been in touch with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department and they are making preparations for Sunday. We know some groups are planning to protest and we’d like to have the Sheriff’s Office’s cooperation," Blackwell said.

Under the guise of "sex-ed," sexual experimentation was encouraged and "bunches" of lubrication were distributed at the sex workshop only for minors. 

A March 6th Periscope video of this class--which she dedicated to all SOMD county citizens---serves as evidence that sexual experimentation was encouraged: "anus is where fingers and penis potentially go in', "and "water-based lube is best for sex toys and anal play."  https://twitter.com/Fun_Size_SexEd/status/838887340089061376

Why were parents blocked? According to the instructor in an April 14th interview with the Enterprise, "children may ask questions or see things their parents may not approve of." http://www.somdnews.com/enterprise/news/local/teen-sex-ed-class-is-back-on/article_0006424e-e711-5826-b4e9-7c06f3db28fd.html  

On April 17 the instructor confirmed on her blog: "I do talk about anal sex and porn [pornography is entertainment] and lube because I believe in teaching young people to have agency over their bodies." https://blog.intimatehealthconsulting.com/2017/04/17/the-small-town-sex-ed-tour-that-wasnt/

The community petitioned the Library Board of Trustees to stop the class, only to be told: "Future appeal to us will be useless..... we will not bow to pressure to censor," even though they themselves cancelled the class back in March due to "inappropriate" content & censored this topic completely in a March 22nd press release:

https://www.stmalib.org/pdfs/pr/LibraryTrusteesPressRelease.pdf

Since the Library Board & Director refused to cancel the class or update their policy to reflect their March 22nd press release, the community petitioned their boss to intervene: The Board of County Commissioner's. (see public forum videos under "concerns" tab).

The Commissioner's reply? "It's obvious we've gotta stay out of it," said President Randy Guy.

http://www.somdnews.com/enterprise/spotlight/st-mary-s-commissioners-have-no-say-over-sex-ed/article_3adc3c49-7c1f-5a75-98f5-e3ec73673ab0.html

In addition, did you know that the Lexington Park Library staff disables the PORN filter by request for *anyone* over the age of 16? And by facilitating this perversion, the Lexington Park Library is responsible for setting a precedent in Maryland.

It should be clear to all with eyes to see, that your library supports & condones the PORN CULTURE, a culture that is extremely dangerous & harmful to our children!!! How dare they ask for $16 MILLION+ more of our hard-earned, tax dollars to build a new library!!!

Libraries usually benefit from silence but, in this case, we must be loud and clear in the correction of their error.