Schools have NO obligation to make every book ever printed available to
students. Someone should just check the book out, and lose it.The ACLU is an extremely bad influence on traditional American values. They
may see that as good, but I see it as bad. Very bad.And, let's
see the ACLU stand up for something positive for a change.
If schools aren't allowed to use some discretion on the types of books they
have, then the library should be opened up for every type of book. Books from
Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity to Barack obama, from the KKK to the Black Panther
party from religion to atheists etc.A cross should be allowed to be
displayed in the school, along with other religious symbols and pics of atheists
etc.Maybe a few cuss words on the walls to open our kids minds or
other graphic art images and expression of free speech.If
they're going to open the door then they need to allow everyone in.
So once again with trying to compare a book about a family to organizations that
promote hate speech, political books aimed at adults and religious propaganda
which the schools as government entities are banned from endorsing? do you
think these extreme comparisons really help make your point?
To "Liberal Ted" the book was never removed from the library. Due to
the nature of the material in the book they required a parent's permission
to check it out. Plus, as the article mentioned, it is against Utah Law to
promote homosexual lifestyles.Would you want a book full of naked
women put out on a bookshelf in a Highschool or Jr. High library, or would you
at least want it available with parent's permission?They have
let everybody in.
@redshirt again you compare a story about a family with porn is these
types of extremes the only way you can attempt to make your case? if so maybe
your case is not so strong.
To "George" I never said that it was porn. It could be a book on native
island cultures of the pacific, a female anatomy book, a book on breast cancer,
book about painters and their works that included nudes. It could be a book on
any number of legitimate educational subjects that just happens to include a lot
of nude women. So, would you want any of those books available to all Jr. High
and Highschool students, or should books like that be checked out with a
@redshirt I am sorry but if it is JR high and high school kids
viewing educational books that have the type of information you are claiming you
are concerned about then no they should not have to have special permissions to
view those materials. I would much rather my daughter that is in Jr. high get
accurate information not white washed so as not to offend the prudish.
The discussion here is irrelevant.Local communities have every right
to pick and choose and protect the values of their community.and you
have every right to pick and choose what community you want to live in.That is the beauty of America.Live and let live.You
can get those books and materials to you liking by other means (and by the way,
the book in question is available upon request), no one is stopping you, but you
have no right to demand the community to serve your every desire.Apparently the ACLU thinks every individual's whim and desire trumps all
@the truth "Local communities have every right to pick and
choose and protect the values of their community."right because
we have a constitution and form of government based on protecting the rights of
local communities to force their values on individuals. oh wait.
Re: George Bronx, NY"right because we have a constitution and form of
government based on protecting the rights of local communities to force their
values on individuals. oh wait."These parents aren't
forcing their values on anyone. It appears however that the gay community wants
to force their values on others."