Wednesday, October 04, 2006

On the fundie-mentals of reading: an update

Okay, so just when you thought it was safe to go back in the library, Loganville fundie mom Laura Mallory is back, now bitching to the state Board of Education that Gwinnett County won't let her parent everyone else's kids.

For those of you unlucky enough to live outside the range of the all-loony-all-the-time coverage since September of 2005, Mallory is a Gwinnett County mother of three who is outraged that her childrens' school won't remove all Harry Potter books from the media center just a-'cause she said so. Although she hasn't actually read any of the books in question, she's, like, totally heard a ton about them, and she knows they promote witchcraft and will give her kids the ability to cast spells on her and stuff, because books can do that, and you don't even know.

J.C. Magill Elementary opted to keep the books despite the obvious threat to the immortal souls of the students there, a district-wide media panel and then the Gwinnett County school board acted with similar disregard to their students' moral code, and should the state Board of Education prove thusly irresponsible, Mallory does have the option of appealing to Gwinnett Superior Court. Which I really hope she does. Because the scourge of children reading books and using their imaginations and thinking thoughts must stop now.

Won't someone think of the children?

On the fundie-mentals of reading
On Laura Mallory: This Is Your Soundtrack
On offending me with your mere existence
On the reintroduction of rational thought
On not leaving well enough afreakinglone

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