ACLU sues Davis School District over removal of book about family with same-sex parents

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  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Nov. 15, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    who said the book had anything to do with sexual behavior? the book is about a loving family that happens to have two mothers instead of a mother and a father.

  • Clarissa Layton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 11:16 p.m.

    There is no way that I would allow my child to read this book. I believe the subject matter is inappropriate for an elementary school child. They are not ready for such information. When I grew up, I didn't even know about a lot of sexual behavior and I'm so glad my mother pulled me out of the high school class so I wouldn't have to listen to it. It is wrong to impose personal beliefs on others, I think it is fair that the child can check it out with parent approval, I just wish they hadn't bought the book in the first place.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Nov. 14, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    @ the truth

    Are you familiar with the friendship of Jonathan and David? Saul angry with his son because of his love for David? Many experts and simple reading of the Bible will inform you.

    Matthew 8:5-13 The greek word "pais" was used in ancient greek to denote a same sex partner or servant. The Centurion had great affection for his "pais" don't you agree?

    Matthew 19:10-12 "Born eunuchs" was the term used to indicate a homosexual man. The term homosexuality was coined in 1869 by Karl-Maria Kertbeny and Austrian writer.

    I would like to encourage you again to go to the "Soulforce" page and read what the Bible says and doesn't say about this subject.

    I agree 100% with your statement " Parents have the absolute right and responsibility to control what their children see and read".

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 4:35 p.m.


    None of those scriptures support homosexual behavior or activity

    In fact, Christ gave higher law regarding immorality. Lusting after anyone, even in your heart, not your spouse is a sin.

    see Matthew 5:27 and 28

    And to the contrary, In Matthew 19 Christ indicates that marriage is not for some in this life.

    Parents have the absolute right and responsibility to control what their children see and read.

    And communities have the right to make laws for theor community.
    That how our constitutuional system works.

    We the people of our communities, our states and our country make the laws forour respective community, state, and country.

    And if we can influence the majorty of our representatives that is how law is made.

    And local libraries are under no requirement to carry all books, or to make all books available to children.

    An individual can not move into a community and dictate policy and law. Our represetative republic protects us from that, they only have a singular voice.

    So if you are an indivudual youo must live by what majotiy represtation decides,

    but as saying goes, you can vote with your feet.

  • George Bronx, NY
    Nov. 14, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    your right We do have a choice and IT should not be left up to you what material my child has to seek special permissions to access when the only harm that you or lucy have presented is it may challenge your religious beliefs. By all means teach your religious beliefs to your children but do not impose those "values" on my child.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Nov. 14, 2012 11:30 a.m.

    @ Aunt Lucy

    You may like to search in the Internet for an organization call soulforce and read their perspective on this subject based on the Bible. You mat be surprised of how objective and illuminating.

    Going back to your post, you wrote "Why am I so scared of same sex realtionships? Easy, because it's sin"
    Of course, I disagree with you in several levels. Love, real love has always been approved by God.
    II Samuel 1:26
    Matthew 8:5-13
    Matthew 19:10-12

    I'm sure you are a good Christian trying to do what is best in your mind and heart. Unfortunately, judging others is a difficulty that we all face at one time or another.

  • Rob Logan, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 8:03 a.m.

    As Parents we have a right to say what our children read. It is available for them to read WITH a parents permission. We also have a right to teach our children the values we want. If one of my children were gay I would love them anyway. I already know and am friends with some gay people. I am not intolerant. But I still have a right to say what my children have access to.

  • SME Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 14, 2012 6:47 a.m.

    "Mejia said schools cannot limit a student's access to information simply because some people disagree with a book's viewpoint."

    Mejia seems to be argueing that there should be no limitations on the information available to elelmentary school children. I disagree with that view, there are any number of subjects that are not appropriate for children.

    The book is available for anyone who wants it, they just have to ask with parental permission. The ACLU is trying to pretend that this is not an indoctrination book, that is not true.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 11:25 p.m.

    Again you and John have the right to believe what ever you wish but you do not have the right to dictate to others what information they have the right to access.

    So please explain the logic that could lead you to argue that allowing people to choose for then selves to access information is indoctrination but restricting access to only the information you want them to have access to is not.

  • aunt lucy Looneyville, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 5:50 p.m.

    I'm not believing what I want. You are. . It's that attitude that has lead you and others to keep passing man made laws that lead to social corruption. I'm believie and try to live what God wants. I didn't write the good book.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 5:12 p.m.

    This lawsuit is more proof that America is under attack from a vast conspiracy of left-wing extremists who are determined to destroy traditional marriage. Indeed, the left now seeks to indoctrinate even elementary students with anti-family views.

    It is not enough for the left that this book is available to any student who has parental approval. The left demands that schools now violate parental rights by allowing youngsters to go behind their parent's back by reading material the parent objects to.

    The left claims that it wants equal time for its anti-marriage views, but what it actually demands are rights and privileges that are greater than any other group. The Davis School District must not give in to this extortion.

  • George Bronx, NY
    Nov. 13, 2012 4:35 p.m.

    @nanny lucy

    you can believe what you want (no matter how repugnant I find comparing gays to robbing a bank) but you do not have the right to impose those views on the rest of the community. No one forces your child to read this book and you have every right to tell them they are not to read it but you do not get to decide for me if my kid should read it.

  • aunt lucy Looneyville, UT
    Nov. 13, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    Why am I so scared of same sex realtionships? Easy, because it's sin. No different than if my son just robbed a bank, I would love him but not approve of his sinful behavior. You pass a law that makes it legal and expect God fearing people to automatically ignore what they are deeply believe and then you label them as hateful when they struggle with the concept. Really!

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Nov. 13, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    Parents you should teach correct principles to your children. Family is good. A family different than yours is equally good, just different.

    Why are you so scared of same sex relationships?

    If you have a homosexual son or daughter would you like that he/she hides it from you and then dissapear from your life?

    Forget that question....I'm afraid of your answer.