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Christian Principal Who Banned Gay Books Charged With 17 Counts Of Child Pornography

A Kentucky school principal who made headlines for banning books with LGBTQ storylines, has been indicted on child pornography charges, NBC News reports.

Phillip Todd Wilson, a devout Christian who served as principal of the Clark County Area Technology Center in Winchester, Kentucky, was charged with 17 child pornography and distribution charges, Kentucky state police said, according to NBC News.

Wilson, 54, fought to ban books with “homosexual content,” as well as those that mentioned drugs, sex, child abuse and suicide, because he deemed these topics “inappropriate” for students, according to The Lexington Herald-Leader.

More than half of the top 11 most frequently challenged and banned books of 2018 include LGBTQ content, according to a report by the American Library Association.

A spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Education told the news outlet that Wilson was no longer employed at the school.

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