Letter: Representing society's values


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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 21, 2013 12:25 a.m.

    When will people understand?

    This book DOES represent societies values.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 6:33 p.m.

    considering the fact that no one is forced to read the book I would say that no one is imposing their viewpoint on you but your desire to ban people from having the choice to read it surely does.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    I think you're overestimating the importance of reading in the life of a student today.

  • Emajor Ogden, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 10:10 a.m.

    Larry, you're making the argument that guaranteeing access to a minority viewpoint is somehow morally inferior to banning a dissenting viewpoint. That's a dangerous argument to make.

    I guess parents who want their children to be raised with intolerant views will just have to try a bit harder to infuse them at home, won't they?

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    Considering that recent polls indicate 53% of Americans approve of same-sex marriage and an additional percentage support civil unions, my guess would be that the greater majority supports inclusive books.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 20, 2013 5:41 a.m.

    Mr. Tippets, using your same reasoning a school district in Texas could purge books about Mormon families from their libraries.