|perlmonger (perlmonger) wrote,|
@ 2006-10-12 09:25 am UTC
|Entry tags:||censorship, omg what about the *children*!!!|
Same old same old, of course. I wouldn’t have bothered mentioning it but for one quote from a Concerned Citizen that just sums the whole thing up:
“It’s not a matter of censorship,” John Raines of Marshall said, “but a matter of looking out for our kids.”Well, that’s all right then; after all, the worst might happen:
“I don’t want seedy people coming into the library and moving into our community,” Aulgur said.
ETA: and TheBeat informs us that a Texan family want Fahrenheit 451 removed from their daughter’s school curriculum. Because of the cussin’ and the Bible burning (do they think it’s in favour of book burning?). Oh, and because of the firemen (eh?). That the book was assigned by the school, apparently coincidentally, during Banned Books Week is an irony that may escape the family...