An update from a story we covered earlier:
Two books, one containing an explicit depiction of statutory lesbian rape, and the other a homosexual orgy, have been ousted from a local high school by outraged New Jersey parents.
... The books, school officials say, were included on the list by a group of teachers, librarians, and administrators, and approved by the board of education. Chuck Earling, superintendent of Monroe Township Schools in Williamstown, N.J., told Fox News that the committee “didn’t feel it was inappropriate based on the language that’s used, common language used on the street.”
However, after outrage from local parents, the district yanked the books, and Earling apologized. “We were not trying to create controversy. We were just trying to get students to read,” he said. --LifeNews
The New Jersey Family Policy Council added this warning to parents:
The tragedy of this story is not just that the books were assigned, but that they were pulled from the list so late. We have only a few more days before the start of school. Parents, pay attention to your children’s curricula, and do so early. It is you who knows best for your child, not the district, and it is you who must watch your child grow. Your children will come on their own to a point where they can deal with postmodern literature. Its pro-homosexual message does not need to be shoveled down their throats before they can understand its assumptions and its meaning. Be their advocate until then.