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Published: Tuesday, June 12 2012 6:42 p.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

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.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

George
Bronx, NY

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?

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

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.

George
Bronx, NY

@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.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

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 parent's permission?

George
Bronx, NY

@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 truth
Holladay, UT

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 else.

George
Bronx, NY

@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.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

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."

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