The school board in Republic, Missouri voted to ban two books from the school library after a religious complaint:
Shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, the school board voted 4-0 — three members were absent — to keep Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Speak,” an award-winning book about date rape, and remove Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five” and Sarah Ockler’s “Twenty Boy Summer.”
Wesley Scroggins, a Republic resident, challenged the use of the books and lesson plans in Republic schools, arguing they teach principles contrary to the Bible.
A typically clueless school board.
Board member Melissa DuVall said districts make decisions every day about what to keep and what to exclude and this is no exception.
“We are not going to make everybody happy — and rarely do we,” she said.
“What we have to be proud of is we took a complaint, we took is seriously and we gave it due diligence.”
No, you should be ashamed of yourself for giving in to know-nothings and moral busybodies who hate learning and love controlling other people in the name of God.