Thursday, May 03, 2007

Book Banning.


I haven't rad this book, but wowsy. Wow. Such strong words over such a simple young adult book, eh? Homophobia scares me. I think I might buy this book and donate it to a library, simply to show that homophobiac scare me.

Imaginary Babydykes Freak Out Teen's Mom

"I'm shocked and appalled at the lack of discretion, and moral decline in the selection of books at the Mid-High library," the woman's complaint begins. "Homosexual content, unprotected sex, underage drinking, and reckless promiscuity are not values that belong in a school library." (Better toss out Romeo & Juliet!) She then explains how she regularly screens her 15-year-old daughter's total media intake, because "there are things she's not mature enough to handle, or are simply wrong for her." Things like The Bermudez Triangle, which "has no moral fiber and wrongly promotes a 'do whomever you want to discover yourself' mentality."

Letter writing campaign starts here:

The committee members and their email addresses:

Mrs. Janet Vernon, Executive Director of Secondary Instruction
UPDATE: Mrs. Vernon’s email box is full, but you can email her assistant, Becky Brubaker, and ask her to pass your thoughts along to Mrs. Vernon
Dr. Richard Rosenberger, Executive Director of Human Resources
Mr. Chuck McCauley, Principal of Bartlesville High School

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