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.
Stick with the classics ... they not only encourage reading but also teach solid values.
This is a sick outrage!!! I’d love to homeschool to avoid this rubbish but I am not able to do that. I guess I’ll have to stock up on plenty of Pepcid & beta blockers and get ready for a fight once my kid starts school. Ugh.
It is high time parents become involved in what their kids are exposed to in government schools. In fact it was time 40 years ago!
The Gramscian culture sabateurs never rest.
Nothing like reinforcing the gutter!
Except they’re banning many of the “classics”, too.
“Huck Finn” has been banned in a lot of districts in favor of the inferior “To Kill a Mockingbird”.
Support school choice. Get this passed, and only the democrat kids will be indoctrinated into this type of behavior.
Help the other kids to escape. Some parents can't afford to save their kids from being taught this type of left wing bile. They need our help.
If you can’t take two or three hours a day to homeschool your child, taken you are a real loser. If you are a paraplegic, or blind or mentally disabled, forgive me. There is always Saturday and Sunday, too, you know.
Maybe they should try some science fiction.
So they purged the titles from the summer reading list...after summer is over? Damage is already done, sue and fire those responsible.
Not to comment on the contents of the article - where does one even start? - people seem to scramble to get books for kids to read, when the classics are not only good for the reasons you mentioned, but they are necessary, for pretty much the same reasons.
That said, it is my experience that kids, when introduced to the characters in the original classics (not the rewritten versions), actually tend to enjoy the stories.
Kids miss out on so many character studies when they skip the classics, which could be the goal.
Of course, the school in question and the district has some social agenda and are beyond help. They don’t even see it.
What do they expect? They don’t speak out when the gay agenda is pushed through legislature, TV, and everywhere else. Everyone’s afraid to be called an intolerant bigot. Too cowardly to speak out. So this is where we are.
And the teachers just march along to the drumbeat of Leftism like stupefied tools.
Can’t imagine what authority is going to oversee moral development and prosecute on those grounds. It probably should happen that way, but. . .
Parents are the primary educators of their children, whether we want to believe it or not.
Until parents take back control this will continue.
Norwegian Wood, a novel by Haruki Murakami, includes a graphic depiction of a 31-year-old woman raping a 13-year-old girl”
We come a long way from “Heather has two mommies.”
We come a long way from Heather has two mommies.
But...but....the homos said all they wanted was tolerance. Just tolerance. Nothing more. They just wanted to live in peace behind their own closed doors.
Isn't it time America changed it's mind about "tolerance"? Maybe the mental institutions really were a good idea.
Drove past a school this morning and saw a fire drill in process. The teachers (all of the adults, anyway) were wearing faded blue jeans and polo or t-shirts.
I wonder how kids can naturally respect that.
BTW - Pedophiles are starting to demand the same rights as homosexuals. They're going the same route to get it. This book is designed to set the stage for pedophile "tolerance", and then we all know what comes next.
This has nothing to do with learning how to read. It has everything to do with getting kids to accept it. The left is planting the seed. They're the generation that will be voting on Pedophilia tolerance.