Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Salt Lake School Denies Book Ban, says Stewart

I just happened upon a not-so interesting story from the Salt Lake Tribune... with a hilarious twist.

Seems that parents at Brockbank Junior High are up in arms over the sexual content in Stephenie Meyer's fourth Twilight Saga book, Breaking Dawn:

"Officials at the Magna school purchased copies of the book some time ago, but as of Wednesday hadn't placed them on library shelves. Principal Terri Van Winkle would not say whether the delay stemmed from a parent's complaint about a honeymoon scene in which sex is implied between the central characters Bella and Edward. But Granite School District officials confirm a complaint was voiced.

"Meanwhile, the school has ignored repeated complaints from another parent "appalled" by the "censorship" of a book she says promotes chastity and tolerance.

"Those are values I want my children to be taught," said Kris Jensen of Magna. "My 15-year-old has read the book. I've read the book and there isn't anything inappropriate."

"Granite district spokesman Ben Horsley downplayed the book ban as fiction."

Ok. here's the twist.

The author's name? I kid you not.
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Twilight book missing after parent complains

Censorship? » Breaking Dawn not in library, but district denies ban

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