"If I do not like it, you cannot read it" seems to be the new motto of the radical christian right group Called2Action today. WakeEd informs us that they are lobbying the Wake County Public School System to ban four books from the schools.
As the group proclaims, there was a:
discovery of terribly offensive and inappropriate books that are currently on required reading lists in Wake County middle and high schools.
And those terribly offensive books are: "The Color Purple", "Beloved", "Princess in the Spotlight", and "The Chocolate War". These books' offense appears to be that they deal frankly with matters of sex. And these people are so naive as to think that middle and high schoolers do not deal with sex in a much less mature manner.
As Called2Action says:
Please join these parents as they seek to protect their children...and yours!
I for one do not want my children "protected" in that way.
Update: (from comment below) Stinging Nettle has found that these books are not even on the middle school reading list. Called2Action is merely lying about them being required.
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