Thursday, September 27, 2007Mind you, this wasn't a book just "available" in the library, which is scurrilous enough. This book was READ ALOUD to a class of second-graders.
A fairy tale about two princes falling in love sparked a backlash — and a lawsuit — against a teacher and a school last year when it was read to a second-grade class in Massachusetts.
But the three frontrunners in the Democratic presidential race suggested Wednesday night at their debate in New Hampshire that they’d support reading the controversial book to children as part of a school curriculum.
And while some of the Democratic candidates thought maybe they should back-pedal, by say, half a pedal, from reading this aloud to second-graders, they all had to be careful to stick close to the party line. Broadening the issue to one of teaching little ones about g*y marriage and other perverted lifestyles (in schools), we heard this gem from John Edwards:
“I don’t want to make that decision on behalf of my children,” he said. “I want my children to be able to make that decision on behalf of themselves, and I want them to be exposed to all the information, even in — did you say second grade? Second grade might be a little tough, but even in second grade to be exposed to all those possibilities, because I don’t want to impose my view. Nobody made me God.”
Yes, and don't we thank Him.