Thursday, June 01, 2006

Here we go again

Sort of old news, but worth rehashing for the sake of completeness:

As we all know, books that dare to discuss sex will send their readers straight to hell for all eternity. The current crop of "pornographic" offenders:
The titles on [board member Laura] Pinney's list are "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut, "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien, "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin, "Freakonomics" by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World" by Michael Pollan, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky, "Fallen Angels" by Walter Dean Myers and "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" by Julia Alvarez.
Thankfully, since this story broke, Pinney has gone away, having been exposed as the moron she is. The fact that she hadn't actually read the books probably didn't help her cause much, which is about as bad as Bob Doyle trying to ban Natural Born Killers without having seen it.

Sigh...

3 comments:

Veronica said...

“Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. (31) One day the older daughter said to the younger, ‘Our father is old, and there is no man around here to lie with us, as is the custom all over the earth. (32) Let's get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father.’ (33) That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and lay with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. (34) The next day the older daughter said to the younger, ‘Last night I lay with my father. Let's get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and lie with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.’ (35) So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went and lay with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. (36) So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father.”

-Genesis 19.30-36

I'll bet Pinney neglected to add the Bible to the offensive book list.
Thanks for this post, Jason. We should be ever mindful that there are still freaks like this out there.

Jason Comerford said...

There's an interesting comment at a conservative-leaning blog which lists practically every instance of sexual decadence to be found in the Bible, in an attempt to try to balance the scales.

But the thing is... if you're looking for what you think is evil, you can find it anywhere, be it the Bible or Toni Morrison or Dan Brown or whatever. That part is a given, especially with the types of people that would rather burn books and deny the existence of things which run counter to their beliefs, instead of trying to understand or embrace them.

Veronica said...

... which is exactly why I wrote the last post on my blog, for you.