You’ve probably heard this story by now. Mr. William Baer was handcuffed and escorted out of a board meeting Monday night after expressing concern about a required reading book given to his 14-year-old daughter.
Here’s part of the content Mr and Mrs. Baer are concerned with. “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult, page 313:
“‘Relax,’ Matt murmured, and then he sank his teeth into her shoulder. He pinned her hands over her head and ground his hips against hers. She could feel his erection, hot against her stomach. ”
… She couldn’t remember ever feeling so heavy, as if her heart were beating between her legs. She clawed at Matt’s back to bring him closer. “‘Yeah,’ he groaned, and her pushed her thighs apart. And then suddenly Matt was inside her, pumping so hard that she scooted backward on the carpet, burning the backs of her legs.
… (H)e clamped his hand over her mouth and drove harder and harder until Josie felt him come.
“Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.”
The school board refused to allow Mr. Baer to read the entire context out loud. Local media in/around Gilford, New Hampshire, the location of the High School, refuse to publish the page citing graphic sexual content concern.
National Television media refuse to quote the passages from the book for fear of FCC violations for graphic sexual content.
National print media refuse to publish the pages due to graphic sexual content.
But a High School can present the book to a 14-year-old student, and require them to read it for the lesson plan, and not inform the student’s parent(s).
… Oh yeah, and then arrest Dad for failing to comply.
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