GRINCH Act Would Protect Children’s Books

Congressman attempts to guard literature against cancel culture.

U.S. Representative John Joyce of Pennsylvania has introduced the Guardian Readers’ Independence and Choice (GRINCH) Act to safeguard children’s literature from being “canceled.”

The GRINCH Act would prevent funding government agencies’ attempts censor books.

“The reaction has been so positive… the cancel culture is rapidly attacking our American institutions, our libraries, our schools,” Representative Joyce said. “I’m alarmed at the left’s attempt to cancel historic books’ characters.”

He said the GRINCH Act would prevent taxpayer dollars from supporting state and local governments set on banning books and determining “what our kids are permitted to read.” He said adults’ and children’s First Amendment rights “must be defended.”

“If you find that these books are offensive to your children, then the parents should be the ones to make that decision. Government should not be making that,” he said. “We have to understand that we cannot turn back and ban great historic people, great historic images that are part of our childhood. There are important lessons in these books.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress to consider the GRINCH Act as part of safeguarding literature and history.
  • For officials at all levels of government to stand up for First Amendment rights.
  • That Americans would take an increasingly active role in their children’s reading and learning.

Sources: Fox News, ABC News


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