Book-banning mom can't even convince own son

Book-banning mom can’t even convince own son

Eighty books in high school library stacks are corrupting students with tales of abortion, homosexuality and atheism. That’s according to a West Palm Beach mother who has appealed to the school board to remove the books from the shelves of Dreyfoos and Royal Palm Beach high schools. Laura Lopez has been fighting since September to ban these books that she says “promote sin and lies.”

This fundie nutjob went to the library computer and typed in “abortion,” “homosexuality,” and “atheism” and proceeded to petition the schoolboard to ban pretty much whatever she found.

Lopez admits she hasn’t read a single one of the objectionable books cover-to-cover.

In her appeal, she quotes scripture and blames the Columbine school shootings, drugs, bullies, teenage pregnancy and other ills on what she considers the removal of God from schools.

She targets literary genres ranging from reference books to short stories. Among the books she wants removed are “Medical Ethics: Moral and Legal Conflicts in Health Care,” “Warriors of God: Richard the Lionhearted and Saladin in the Third Crusade,” “Coping When a Parent is Gay” and “The Cider House Rules,” a John Irving novel about a rural doctor who runs an orphanage and performs illegal abortions.

Lopez said the book challenges stemmed from a basic interest in the types of books in her sons’ school libraries.

The last line of this article is priceless:

“My oldest son doesn’t believe in God,” she said. “I guess he kind of thinks I’m stupid.”

Ya think??

Comments (2 comments)

West Palm Beach woman sets to ban books she’s never read at Incessant Expressions / July 10th, 2007, 11:08 pm / #1

[…] Sean Prophet writes about a local woman getting the WPB school board to ban books that she’s never read based on her own personal beliefs. That’s right, beliefs. She’s on public record as having never read any of the books cover-to-cover but I’m going to guess it’s more than that, she’s probably never read any of them at all. She pretty much proves this when she met with the school board’s superintendent about it and couldn’t recite blasphemous passages or page numbers even though she’s required to provide sufficient proof to back up the complaint. […]

Derrick / August 18th, 2007, 7:53 pm / #2

hi i enjoyed the read

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