So I'm just wondering if it's ok to put any book in the library then?
Bible, BOM, Quaran? Bomb makers cookbook? What about an anti-gay, or anti-muslim
book? Seems only fair if one side is represented that the other should be as
well right? Where is the line drawn? About 5 years ago a man here locally
demanded access to porn on public computers at the library and almost got it
with the ACLU's help. I think Pagan is on to something. YOU
should raise your child. If YOU want them to learn about alternative lifestyles
the YOU should teach them. YOU should decide at what age your child is ready to
read or learn about these sensitive things. Certain books and subjects
aren't for public schools. I certainly don't expect religion to be
taught at the elementary (ya, I know, separation of church and state) so why
would I want my kid reading about alternative lifestyles?
How can some claim to support freedom...and then want to
deny...books?You have every right to raise your child as you see
fit.Not, anyone else's.
The Davis School DIstrict should be ashamed of itself. Rather than protecting
its students, it has cowered in the face of criticism from extremists.We have now reached the point where a tiny group of extremists can now run
roughshod over the rights of the majority, and the school district will simply
let it happen. There was a time when the school district would place the welfare
of students above the so-called doctrine of political correctness.
Well, I don't like to involve our state government in this things, but in
this case, I think it should. A law needs to be written to stop these problems.
No such book should be allowed in school libraries. I hope they pass a law so
these books are not available. If a parent wants them to read it, go buy it.
Children do read books in the library without checking them out, so how is a
parent able to make sure they don't read something they feel is
inappropriate? Parents have the duty to protect their children. I know some
people won't like my opinion. Regardless, I believe I am right. Children
need to be protected.
@ Cats: No - the cowardly act was pulling the book in the first place.
How ironic that schools are very open about discussing polygamy but not same sex
marriage. I wonder how they treat something written about John Lee who was
executed for the Mountain Meadow Massacre?