Skip to comments.Schools ban racy Twilight books by Stephanie Meyer
Posted on 09/12/2009 2:51:31 AM PDT by myknowledge
PRIMARY school students have been banned from reading the teen cult classic Twilight books because they are too racy and contradict religious beliefs.
Librarians have stripped the books from shelves in some junior schools because they believe the content is too sexual and goes against religious beliefs.
They even have asked parents not to let kids bring their own copies of Stephenie Meyer's smash hit novels _ which explore the stormy love affair between a teenage girl and a vampire _ to school.
Santa Sabina College at Strathfield was so concerned about the Twilight craze that teachers ran a seminar for Year 6 students to discuss sexual and supernatural themes in the books. The school's head librarian Helen Schutz said:
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Is this a ploy to further illiterate the reading skills of our schoolchildren or is it to protect them from the superstitious and occult themes inherent in the Twilight series of books.
Come on mom and dad, all you need to do is take responsibility for what your kid reads and let the books remain in the library so that other kids have the freedom to read.
Either way it keeps them from the insipid, morally vacuous cult of the anti-hero that seems to permeate modern art. Evil is the new good, dontcha know? I know creative types have to keep looking for new angles, but these stories where the “villains” are all “deeply misunderstood because of traumas in their childhood”, whilst the so-called “good guys” are psychoanalysed into being shallow, prejudiced non thinking types are really going too far.
Anyway, the idea of a teenage girl falling in love with an angst-ridden struggling-for-redemption vampire has already been done (and much better too) in “Buffy the vampire slayer”.
“Come on mom and dad, all you need to do is take responsibility for what your kid reads and let the books remain in the library so that other kids have the freedom to read.”
Ahh so taxpayer dollars should be used to push the occult theme on kids?
Kids have the freedom to read whatever they want, just get their Mom to put down the remote and buy it off amazon.
This will only bring more children to the books. When a book or movie is banned by an authority it creates more interest. The second movie in this series is coming out on November 20, and these teens will line up for it.
Kind of like Dark Shadows, Bewitched and I Dream of Genie for example?
That’s a bit much.
Perhaps you and I find such books objectionable and because of our concerns the librarian pulls the books off the shelf.
However, my next door neighbor finds books with Christian themes objectionable forces the librarian to pull all such book off the shelf.
And then some guy on the other side of town finds books on the American Black Experience objectionable and demands that the librarian pull all such books off the shelf.
And then a a Muslim demands that all books that deal positively with Israel be pulled off the shelf.
Finally, you have a long line of people, each with a long list of books that they do not wish to have in the library. At some point that library will have no books and instead, nothing but empty shelves.
Banning books is counterproductive, right?
‘Kind of like Dark Shadows, Bewitched and I Dream of Genie for example?”
Comparing the modern occult themed stories to Bewitched or I Dream of Genie is where the stretch is.
The big deal about Genie was they showed her belly button.
” However, my next door neighbor finds books with Christian themes objectionable forces the librarian to pull all such book off the shelf.”
They already do.
“And then a a Muslim demands that all books that deal positively with Israel be pulled off the shelf”
They demand the authors death.
“Banning books is counterproductive, right?”
Just gives them more publicity, the publisher probably loves that this happened. And if the kids carry the book into school and its confiscated, and the parents start sending the story into the press and the courts, sales and interest multiply. So, yes, it is probably counterproductive in the case of this waste-of-ink book.
Okay, so you are fine with every citizen having the right to have books removed from the library.
“Okay, so you are fine with every citizen having the right to have books removed from the library.”
So you’re fine with every citizen having the right to have ANY printed material put into the publicly funded library for young children to access?
evil is the new good?
have you read the books?
the vampire protagonist and his family don’t drink human blood, they hunt animals and jokingly refer to themselves as vegetarians.
they also have an ongoing dialouge about whether any of their family will go to heaven since they were changed from human to vampire, IOW, does their ‘status’ preclude entry into heaven, regardless of the fact that they were changed involuntarily
one of the protagonist’s objections to changing the female protagonist is that he believes that her soul could never enter heaven even if she never drank human blood or killed a human
and the “father” is an ER doctor at the local hospital, utilizing his abilities to treat patients via heightened senses - almost as pennance for his condition
you might find the discussions in the book interesting
No, parents need to decide what their individual child can and cannot read.
My wife and I raised our kids to have good judgement and morals and neither has read anything that I would consider offensive.
It really is not all that hard and much better than permitting the nanny state dictate what our kids can check out of a public library.
“parents need to decide what their individual child can and cannot read”
“My wife and I raised our kids to have good judgement and moral”
We all should do that, its our job as a parent.
“It really is not all that hard and much better than permitting the nanny state dictate what our kids can check out of a public library.”
So you review every book your kid chooses before they check it out or read it in the library? Are you sure? I know as a kid I liked to push the boundaries. Thats kinda what kids do.
Where is the line? Should ANY kind of material be available to any age kid?
There are lots of books that my daughter is not allowed to read, and most television is off limits for her. That said, I let her read these books. In fact, she reads them out loud to me. She knows that vampires aren’t real and thus far there has only been some kissing.
When asked on the first day of school this year in English class what her favorite book was she replied “Atlas Shrugged”, which she read last spring. I am NOT worried about this kid. There are plenty of other books in the library as well as crap they are asked to read for school that is much more objectionable than this!