Davis School District settles lawsuit with ACLU over book depicting same-sex couple

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  • joseywales Park City, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 11:41 p.m.

    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?

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 10:23 p.m.

    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.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 9:34 p.m.

    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.

  • Clarissa Layton, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 8:46 p.m.

    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.

  • Maudine SLC, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 8:09 p.m.

    @ Cats: No - the cowardly act was pulling the book in the first place.

  • Dixie Dan Saint George, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 7:35 p.m.

    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?

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 6:44 p.m.