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Parents outraged at the New Jersey School District for placing a Lesbian Sex Book on the Required Summer Reading List. Are the parents right?

Dar 2011/08/24 23:40:59
Yes, I would be outraged too.
No, books like this should be required reading.
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A New Jersey school district has apologized to parents after requiring high school students to read books that include graphic depictions of lesbian sex and a homosexual orgy.

“Some of the language is inappropriate,” said Chuck Earling, superintendent of Monroe Township Schools in Williamstown, N.J. “We were not trying to create controversy. We were just trying to get students to read.”

The books were on a required summer reading list for middle school and high school students. The district decided to pull the book off the list, with the start of school just days away.

“There were some words and language that seemed to be inappropriate as far as the parents and some of the kids were concerned,” Earling said.

One book, “Norwegian Wood,” was on a list for incoming sophomores in an honors English class. The book includes a graphic depiction of a lesbian sex scene between a 31-year-old woman and a 13-year old girl, according to a report first published in the Gloucester County Times.

“I don’t think that’s relevant for any teenager,” parent Robin Myers told the newspaper. Her daughter was assigned to read the book. “I was just kind of in shock,” she said.

The other book in question was “Tweak (Growing up on Methamphetamines).” That book included depictions of drug usage and a homosexual orgy.

“That has created a controversy,” Earling told Fox News Radio, referring to the drug usage – along with the lesbian and gay sex scenes. “We’ve pulled them from our summer reading list.”

Peter Sprigg, with the Family Research Council, said he’s not surprised by the controversy surrounding the books.

“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. “This just illustrates why a lot of American parents are not willing to entrust their children to the public schools anymore.”

So whose idea was it to put books featuring explicit sex scenes on a summer reading list for teenagers?

Earling said the school district’s summer reading list was prepared by a committee made up of teachers, librarians and school administrators. The board of education ultimately approved the list.

“They read the books,” he said. “They didn’t feel it was inappropriate based on the language that’s used, common language used on the street.” The superintendent said students have seen more graphic things on television or in the movies – and noted that only about a dozen people actually complained.

As a result of the controversy, Earling said they are going to rework their summer reading list to include a rating system for books. And he also said that in the future, they will include parents on the reading list committee.

Sprigg called on parents across the nation to pay close attention to what their children are being encouraged to read.

“To a large extent the educational community and the library community have come under the control of very radical liberal ideology with regard to sexuality and they view anything that might remotely be called censorship as the ultimate evil,” Sprigg said. “Exposing children to graphic sexual content – that is not as evil as censorship in the minds of some left-wing activists.”

exposing children graphic sexual content evil censorship minds left-wing activists





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  • The Impossible Girl ✿ 2011/08/25 14:45:02
    No, books like this should be required reading.
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    +1
    You'll find out eventually. Why prolong it? Maybe something not as detailed.. but at least something similar.
  • Dar The Imp... 2011/08/26 10:37:57
    Dar
    +1
    For 11 year olds.
  • The Imp... Dar 2011/08/26 14:01:27
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    The book was on a summer reading list for highschool students...
  • Dar The Imp... 2011/08/26 14:04:05
    Dar
    +2
    My bad, typo.
  • The Imp... Dar 2011/08/26 14:12:46
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    +1
    So, why would you rave my comment if you don't agree?
  • Dar The Imp... 2011/08/27 07:18:07
    Dar
    +1
    You gave a valid answer worthy of consideration. And I'm a nice person. ~)
  • The Imp... Dar 2011/08/27 14:55:16
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    +1
    Okay.. thanks?
  • Texan 2011/08/25 12:28:21
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    Texan
    +2
    Another example of the liberals running education in public schools in this country.
    THAT IS OUTRAGEOUS~!!
  • Dar Texan 2011/08/25 14:12:54
    Dar
    +2
    I agree honey, I think I would have kicked that teacher.
  • Dagon 2011/08/25 03:32:43
  • Dar Dagon 2011/08/25 09:27:24
    Dar
    +3
    Falls under the category...WTF were they thinking.
  • Dagon Dar 2011/08/25 18:45:39
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2011/08/25 03:15:06
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +2
    Come on people. Where is the common sense.
  • Dar tommyg ... 2011/08/25 09:29:01
    Dar
    +3
    A trait in short supply these days my friend.

    trait supply days friend
  • tommyg ... Dar 2011/08/25 15:33:24
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +1
    Seems to be, doesn't it.
  • Moonbeams 2011/08/25 03:03:52
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    Moonbeams
    +3
    Teachers:

    teachers crack is wack pee wee
  • trader 2011/08/25 02:25:31
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    trader
    +2
    Last I looked most schools systems do a horrible job with sex ed. They need to stick to the basics.
  • Dar trader 2011/08/25 09:29:20
    Dar
    +2
    I agree!
  • trader Dar 2011/08/27 02:33:48
    trader
    +1
    Like minds! : )
  • Metalthatroxursox 2011/08/25 01:58:22
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    Metalthatroxursox
    +2
    Any book with sex in it especially sex with a minor is inappropriate for mandatory high school reading.
  • Dar Metalth... 2011/08/25 09:29:40
    Dar
    +2
    There you go, being right again. ~)
  • Metalth... Dar 2011/08/25 17:33:32
    Metalthatroxursox
    +1
    I'll try not to let it get to my head lol =P
  • wers 2011/08/25 01:47:02
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    wers
    +2
    Any predictions as to the result if the "BIBLE" was placed on the list? These parents are 100% correct. Just another example of the pathetic public school system.
  • Dar wers 2011/08/25 09:30:00
    Dar
    +1
    Exactly!
  • MisterD 2011/08/25 01:11:28
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    MisterD
    +2
    There's no need mandating any book explaining a sexual orientation. I would be protesting to the Board immediately.
  • Dar MisterD 2011/08/25 09:30:26
    Dar
    +2
    I bow to your knowledge MisterD.
  • Mark In Irvine 2011/08/25 01:09:01
    Undecided
    Mark In Irvine
    +1
    i haven't read either of these books so i am not able to comment
  • Nightmusic 2011/08/25 01:07:00
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    Nightmusic
    +2
    It's not just lesbian sex. A 31 year old and a 13 year old. It's child abuse.
  • Dar Nightmusic 2011/08/25 09:30:52
    Dar
    +1
    I couldn't agree more Nightmusic.
  • Larry 2011/08/25 00:04:35
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    Larry
    +1
    The school board should be fired.
  • Dar Larry 2011/08/25 09:31:04
    Dar
    +1
    Great idea.
  • Rusty Shackleford 2011/08/25 00:04:12
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    Rusty Shackleford
    +2
    There is a political agenda in this country to force moral issues, that many people find objectional, onto their children.
  • Dar Rusty S... 2011/08/25 09:31:21
    Dar
    +2
    Well said Joe!
  • j2 2011/08/24 23:48:37
    Yes, I would be outraged too.
    j2
    +3
    I care less that they're homosexual acts in graphic detail or heterosexual acts. That is so over the top that somebody needs to get a grass sack and clean out their desk.

    The one including pedophilia? Did the teacher read this first? If not, why not?
  • Dar j2 2011/08/25 09:32:00
    Dar
    +2
    I should imagine the teacher did indeed read the book. A personal agenda perhaps.

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