Thanks to WB News today.......
"Let’s recap: a local group of fundamentalist Christians asks that a number of books be removed from the library’s shelves on completely unconstitutional grounds. "
LIE. NO BOOKS WERE ASKED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE LIBRARY SHELVES.
"Julaine Appling, whose Wisconsin Family Council seminars provided the Maziarkas with the organizing skills..." OUTRIGHT LIE.
They need to go further with their demands and insist the library remove the most dangerous book in the kids section, a book more hazardous to teenagers than “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and even more perilous than those dreadful biology books on sexuality (and evolution!) from the adult section; a book which is, arguably, the single greatest cause of spiritual distress and physical bloodshed in Western history: the New and Old Testaments of the Christian Bible. Let me be the first then to ask the Library Board this question: Do we want our children exposed to a book that includes obscenities like the following? 1. Depictions of daughters getting their father drunk so they can seduce him in order to become pregnant with their own siblings? (Genesis 19:30-36). 2. Descriptions of a prostitute trading sex for a goat? (Genesis 38:13-24). 3. Suggestions that you have your friends killed if you want to sleep with their wives? (2 Samuel 11). 4. An encouragement to marry your half sister and then let her arrange for her maid to become your mistress? (Genesis 16 and 20). 5. A defense of slavery, so long as the slaves come from neighboring countries? (Leviticus 25:44). 6. The conditions for selling your daughter into slavery? (Exodus 21:7). 7. An insistence we kill any young entrepreneur who wants to deliver Sunday papers? (Exodus 35:2). 8. Forbidding playing football with the old pigskin? (Leviticus 11:6-8). 9. Shocking phrases like “She lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose semen was like that of horses”? I mean, at what age is this appropriate? (Ezekiel 23:19-20).
10. Lurid language comparing your lover’s belly button to a goblet overflowing with wine and her breasts to fawns? (C’mon, fawns?) (Song of Songs, Chapter 7).
11. Communistic values like selling everything you own in order to subsidize the poor? (Matthew 19:21).
12. The claim that spiritual development is only possible when you learn to hate your parents, siblings, wife, and kids? (Luke 14:26).
13. And, finally, do we want anything on the shelves that teaches children to reduce matters of profound spiritual development to unanswerable, existential questions? (Ecclesiastes and Job). "
OVER AND OVER AGAIN, I have read commentaries such as Peterson's on numerous blogs. The Bible is tossed around as if it somehow depicts crude/raunchy/lurid sex acts such as those in "Deal With It" or "It's Perfectly Normal." Such comparisons are not only laughable, but greatly offensive to a faith-based community such as West Bend. Though Michael Tyree, himself, has stated that he will have to donate his eyes and ears to science if he hears the word "faith-based" one more time (I have the ORR to back this up), this is West Bend. Like it, Mark, or leave it.
By the way folks, DID YOU TAKE NOTE? Some of you parents are paying tuition right here at UWWC and footing this guy's salary. NICE.