Skip to comments.Public school 'purges' Christian authors from library
Posted on 09/29/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT by Whenifhow
A charter school in Southern California is facing the threat of a lawsuit for purging Christian books from its library.
....Brad Dacus told WND that among the books was The Hiding Place, the story of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch woman sent to a prison camp by the Nazis of World War II for helping Jews escape.
Dacus said PJIs legal team and the district have exchanged letters already.
Strictly religious books, such as the Bible or the Quran, routinely are on library shelves, he argued.
Dacus said an immediate correction of the schools policy would prevent a lawsuit.
It is alarming that a school library would attempt to purge books from religious authors, he said. Indeed, some of the greatest literature of Western Civilization comes from people of faith. Are they going to ban the sermons or speeches of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? What about the Declaration of Independence that invokes the laws of nature and natures God.
....Todd Starnes said its hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust.
A PJI letter to the public school said a parent was told by one of the library attendants that the library has been instructed to remove all books with a Christian message, authored by Christians, or published by a Christian publishing company.
The attendant advised that the library would no longer be carrying those books. Indeed, our client was told that the library was giving those books away, and she actually took some.
PJI attorney Michael Peffer had sent the school a cease-and-desist letter, citing long-established Supreme Court precedent that strongly disapproves of school libraries removing books based on opposition to their content or message.
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The soft form of book burning.
Liberals hate Western Civilization just as much as the Muslims do.
The Chronicles of Narnia
I am sure that “50 Shades of Grey” is just fine, right? I have NOT read that book. Nor would I.
You’re missing out. It’s transcendent. Right up there with Dante and Milton.
Do they place non-married authors next to each other?
No books should ever be banned. Even the ones you don’t like. I have zero problem with some requiring parental approval to check out, but schools should not decide which books are “appropriate” for the library except as what may be on the parental list.
But this same school is undoubtedly under orders to celebrate diversity, and look for books by LGBT writers. Or push books such as Heather Has Two Mommies which push homosexuality.
It is ANTI-theism; religious intolerance sponsored by government
US public educrats have purged God from America’s schools. And we see the results. Christians need to send their children to schools where God is welcome and His blessings are sought by teachers and students in their service to Him and to their society.
A godless education was the foundation of Nazi Germany, the most literate society ever achieved. We know how that turned out.
No need. The Nazi book burners already control the school.
Google "Yuri Besmenov". The KGB "project" to destroy the values- and religious-based American culture has succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.
Does make you wonder, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Clancy for crying out loud.
The Hiding Place - an excellent book. Please read it if you haven’t.
Kathleen Hermsmeyer, the superintendent, is no stranger to controversy. She was fired from her last job, as Executive Director for a different charter school, for “misappropriation of money and conflicts of interest”, then she went to this new charter school.
Three back-to-back articles about it:
Other reasons cited for Hermsmeyer’s firing included her alleged decisions to:
- Allow a top administrator to earn $64,500 on loans the school took out without board approval.
- Lease a $43,000 sport utility vehicle, albeit partly for school use, an action the board called needlessly excessive.
- Lease a beachfront condominium in Oceanside for two top administrators to supposedly attract quality employees, an action the board called “tantamount to a gift of public funds.”
- Give a “substantial pay raise” to employees last year without board approval and despite the school’s negative operating balance at the time of $655,000, raises the coastal board contends benefited Hermsmeyer as well as her husband and sister, who were also employees.
- Work as a teacher while also working as executive director, and collecting two salaries, “constituting a self-dealing transaction and a violation of the Political Reform Act.”
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