Skip to comments.Outraged parents oust gay sex books from New Jersey school reading list
Posted on 09/02/2011 2:18:59 PM PDT by NYer
MONROE TWP, New Jersey, September 2, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Two books, one containing an explicit depiction of statutory lesbian rape, and the other a homosexual orgy, have been ousted from a local high school by outraged New Jersey parents.
The texts, “Norwegian Wood” and “Tweak: Growing up on Methamphetamines,” originally appeared on the summer reading list for both middle school and high school students at Monroe Township schools this year.
“Norwegian Wood,” a novel by Haruki Murakami, includes a graphic depiction of a 31-year-old woman raping a 13-year-old girl, while “Tweak,” a story about addiction, describes a homosexual orgy scene as well as the details of drug use.
The books, school officials say, were included on the list by a group of teachers, librarians, and administrators, and approved by the board of education. Chuck Earling, superintendent of Monroe Township Schools in Williamstown, N.J., told Fox News that the committee “didnt feel it was inappropriate based on the language thats used, common language used on the street.
However, after outrage from local parents, the district yanked the books, and Earling apologized. We were not trying to create controversy. We were just trying to get students to read,” he said.
The Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg told Fox that the affair was a lesson to parents to keep watch over what their kids are reading in schools. Here we see the intersection of parental values being offended, the hyper-sexualization of our youth and the homosexual agenda being pushed, Sprigg told Fox News Radio.
Exposing children to graphic sexual content that is not as evil as censorship in the minds of some left-wing activists.
Books exploring the homosexual lifestyle have been making their way into public schools across America in recent years, particularly in states where same-sex “marriage” has been legalized.
In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Massachusetts father’s plea to opt-out his kindergartener from listening to homosexual children’s books, or at least to be notified of the objectionable material.
A California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in June mandates that textbooks in pubic schools statewide teach children about the role and contributions of homosexual American historical figures, and forbids materials that contain any matter reflecting adversely upon gays on the basis of sexual identification.. The law is automatically on hold after conservatives leaders launched a referendum effort to put the textbook question before California voters.
Of course, as I “learned” in the English department as an English major, Moby Dick (Ishmael and Queequeg) and Shakespeare and a lot of other classics are really about homosexuality.
They see what they want to see. They just want it to be actually there for once, and that’s why they are pushing these disgusting novels. The Color Purple is becoming popular too, a lot of people don’t recognize its lesbian paganistic agenda.
To Kill a Mockingbird is actually a great book. My question is why not read both?
Harper Lee’s book is indeed great, but Twain’s book, IMO, is better, transcendent.
I agree with you. Read both.
Nothing like preparing little boys to engage in the healthy practice of fecal consumption. If only homowood would show these perverts for what they are—it ain’t the will and Grace show.
Big news here: male homos are pedophiles—it is their primary obession. IN ancient Rome they were allowed to own, trade, and sell young boys.
You gotta read this article, the author ties together the homo-agenda movement with pedophilia and some comments have more info. That’s why homosexuals have always been called “pederasts”. The very word “homosexual” was invented by a - well, a sodomy practitioner in the latter half of the 19th century in order to create a sense of community and identity.
Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2011 | Matt Barber
Classics I knew while growing up were fun books to read like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Swiss Family Robinson, Treasure Island, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Great Expectations, and so on. I also liked the early film adaptations of these books as well, the actors chosen were quite the entertaining bunch.
Nowadays, they needed to edit what Mark Twain wrote to sound less racist, or require kids to read books like the raunchy “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow, I read a review of the book alone, and it made me pretty disappointed that this was material for kids. If there’s any decent message about sexuality to explain to teens, it’s that sex is something that isn’t as big as it’s made out to be. Easily less than 1% of a married person’s life is spent doing it with one’s spouse.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn reveals a lot about the way things were during the time period. Racism and the slurs used in the original book were common to the time. As the book is fiction, it’s also a teaching tool about how things were in pre-civil war America, as Mark Twain certainly included reflections of the time period in what he wrote. Racism was bad, but trying to sugar-coat what happened is worse. At least when I was in about sixth grade, when we discussed Huckleberry Finn as part of our lesson in History, we admitted and discussed the factual aspect of how racism was, and how we can get better from it. It was similar when we read the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” in 7th grade English, there was plenty to think about how history was, and how we can live differently now. Again, nothing irritates me more than the refusal of numerous people to reflect about the way history was, sure there was bad things that happened, but instead of simply condemn it, how about thinking how you can live differently. Again, reflection is more important than reaction.
Tolerance is the vehicle used to bring about change through judicial activism as a prelude to the new intolerance.
I don’t care what I have to sacrifice. If God blesses me with kids, they will be home or Catholic schooled. Unbelievable.