Columnist is the one who supports censorship
Mark Peterson, in his column of Dec. 26, has the highest praise for the West Bend Community Memorial Library receiving accolades and ACLU awards for not moving sexually explicit books from the children’s section of the library to the adult section. Hardly censorship.
Mark calls this a present from St. Nick. St. Nick is a part of the Christmas season which celebrates the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our Saviour was born for the sole purpose of paying the sin debt, by His death on the cross - the sin death of the whole world - sin, like that expressed in these books.
We are all born in sin, so we all owe this debt. That is why we are so thankful to Him and celebrate His birth. By His death we have been made clean, if we believe in Him and repent of our sins. You might say, he is very narrow minded.
The books referred to are very offensive, and I have a hard time understanding why any adult would want a child to have the right to read them. I think I’m right in saying that even the Daily News could not print such material.
The ACLU has been very active in removing nativity scenes, Christmas trees in public places, monuments of the Ten Commandments and anything that acknowledges God. That, Mark, is what I call censorship. Where is our freedom?
Mark talks of the wisdom of the past. God says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Psalm 111:10
Rather than earthly rewards, there are heavenly awards. To the library, you may gloat over your victory, but I feel sorry for the children being violated by such trash.
Tryon Edwards once said, “Hell is truth seen too late.”
This reader believes that keeping religious demonstrations out of public spaces constitutes censorship, but I think they're really just mussed over having their own religion kept out of publicly funded areas.
Would they be inclined to let their tax dollars support Islamic based schools?
I'm thinking, not.
I keep coming back to the idea that maybe people like Ms. Kurer here believe that everyone else in America has the same religious beliefs she does and that, if they don't, we should simply have them all killed (on behalf of God, of course). I used to think this sort of observation was hyperbole, but I'm just not sure anymore.
Oh, and because the meme has been so often repeated, for the record, there never were any sexually explicit materials in the children's section of the library. That notion was simply part of their marketing campaign.
And so it goes.