Pro-homosexual book in Scholastic book fairs

From the Illinois Family Institute:

The famous — and soon to be infamous — Scholastic Books has decided to include the pro-homosexual book for 9-12 year-olds, Luv Ya Bunches, in its middle school book fairs. This troubling book is already in the Scholastic Book Club catalogue, which is distributed to elementary school children. 

Meaning that at the very least public school children will have the opportunity to buy this trash.

Thanks, WCIC!

12 thoughts on “Pro-homosexual book in Scholastic book fairs

  1. Hi, Mike. I just stumbled across this single blog post from the United Families International blog post about this book. I’ll have to read your blog more often.

    Bernal, God hates sin, yes, that’s true. Regarding cowards, Mr. Miller is showing he is willing to stand up for what he believes in. How is he being a coward?

    Cowards typically cut and run. In this case, like most others related to this topic, they prefer name-calling and throwing out baseless insults.

  2. I don’t get it. What is it any of your business what public schools do when you claim your children are home schooled? You don’t have a dog in that fight.

  3. Then don’t pay your taxes. I thought that was the whole idea about the Tea Party people and most all conservatives, they do not want to pay taxes. Especially when it involves an issue that they just can’t get enough people agree with them needs to be outlawed. Homosexuality, abortion, evolution, etc. Lead by example. Faith without acts amounts to, well, blogs like this.

  4. Frank, have you spoken to conservatives and ask them about their beliefs and perspectives on things or do you just prefer belittling them? Have you looked into and asked what conservatives believe regarding taxes and the like or do you prefer to make blanket statements based on inaccurate assumptions?

    Have you asked what conservatives are involved in? How do you know what some of us are involved in unless you first ask? Your words show that you don’t know and you obviously don’t care to know.

    What are the reasons why you disagree with the above post? What are your thoughts on your tax dollars being used for things you disagree with? Do you believe we should be able to voice our concerns even when they disagree with others?

    Comments without interest in the other person’s perspective amount to, well, someone that talks far more than they want to listen.

  5. Eric has answered Frank’s objections pretty well.

    The dog we have in this fight is, indeed, tax dollars and the quality of our society in general. If homosexuality is being promoted to the majority of our children in public schools as normal, it will affect society as a whole.

    If we don’t pay property taxes, we go to jail. I have a family to take care of and don’t care for that particular option at this point. I would love to have the option to redirect my property taxes from public schools to, say, the public library system. We use that system heavily. They may have books that we wouldn’t get or allow our children to get, but at least at the library there is a choice. In the government school system, children are typically presented little alternative–but that’s what parents get when they hand them over to Caesar.

    Also, in the original post I linked to past posts that addressed the problem of a local Christian radio station gathering volunteers to help children register for public school. I believe the philosophies promoted and methods used in public schools are in direct opposition to a biblical worldview, and so criticized the station for taking this action. The purpose of this post was to point out yet another negative influence that Christian parents are exposing their children to in lieu of discipling them and educating them at home or in a Christian school (which actually aren’t much better than public schools).

    Regarding the “Tea Party” movement, I sympathize with their goals but haven’t gotten involved. My understanding is they’re trying to get government to do the right thing in accordance with the Constitution.

    As for voicing my opinion, I retain that right under the First Amendment. And you have the right to ignore my voice. Sometimes we don’t get to action until we discuss the problems. I consider this to be my action: I’m trying to alert Christians to the dangers of the public school system and urge them to pull their children OUT. It’s dissemination of information.

  6. Points well put. I wish you well on trying to keep the sun standing still in the sky ala your biblical Joshua. As the old quote goes, I may not agree with what you’re saying, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. Because, let’s face it, too much agreement is just boring.

  7. There are several troubling problems in public education that conservatives and anyone else who’s concerned with sound pedagogy should address.

    Currently, if teachers present any resources that address the topic of homosexuality, those resources will embody or espouse only one particular view of the nature and morality of homosexuality. Students will never be permitted to read the work of scholars who articulate conservative/traditional understandings of the nature and morality of homosexuality.

    Students will read plays, novels, and essays; watch films; listen to speakers; and participate in activities that either implicitly or explicitly affirm radical, subversive, and unproven theories on the nature and morality of homosexuality. But not once will they read even an essay by, for example, Robert George, Maggie Gallagher, John Finnis, Christopher Wolfe, Hadley Arkes, J. Budziszewski, Jeffrey Satinover, Arthur Goldberg, Michael Pakaluk, Gerard Bradley, Richard Neuhaus, or Anthony Esolen.

    When addressing non-factual topics in publicly funded schools, particularly controversial topics, it is imperative to present fully and fairly scholarship from the full spectrum of views. The pervasive, absolute censorship of conservative perspectives on the topics of homosexuality and gender identity disorder has transmogrified education into indoctrination.

    It is not a fact that homosexuality is ontologically equivalent or analogous to race. It is an unproven, faith-based belief.

    It is not a fact that disapproval of volitional homosexual practice is equivalent to racism. It is an unproven, faith-based belief.

    It is not a fact that homosexuality is biologically determined. It is an unproven, faith-based belief.

    It is not a fact that volitional homosexual acts are moral acts. It is an unproven, faith-based belief.

    It is not a fact that affirmation of homosexuality makes people who experience same-sex attraction and/ or engage in same-sex acts “safe.” It is an unproven, faith-based belief.

    It is not a fact that everyone who disapproves of homosexuality is hateful, bigoted, prejudiced, and ignorant. Those are bigoted, ignorant, unproven, faith-based beliefs. Hateful, bigoted, prejudiced, ignorant people fall everywhere on the political spectrum.

    The very legitimacy of public education is further eroded by the absence of intellectual/philosophical diversity on any controversial topic, including this one.

    And why should those whose children are grown, or not in school yet, or who are childless, or who homeschool, or who send their children to private schools care about what takes place in public schools? They should care and be involved because their taxes are paying the salaries of the radical polemicists, the “critic race agents of change,” and the propagandists who dominate public education. They should care and be involved because children are being harmed physically, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. And they should care and be involved because the children who have the misfortune of being under the tutelage of political activists rather than educators, will be the culture-makers in 5-25 years.

    Now, everyone should read the book Save the World on Your Own Time by well-respected educator Stanley Fish. He argues that educators should not “advocate personal, political, moral, or any other kind of views except academic views.” He contends that some “faculty members . . . have forgotten (or never knew) what their job is and spend time trying to form their student’s character or turn them into exemplary citizens” Fish asserts that teachers are not hired to do things like “produce active citizens, inculcate the virtue of tolerance, redress injustices, and bring about social change.” And certainly, advocating for or against religious faith would be included in the list of things public educators should not do. In Fish’s view, these are “tasks properly left to preachers, therapists, social workers, political activists, professional gurus, [and] inspirational speakers.”

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