Protests Erupt After Duke University Assigns Sex-Themed Comic Book to College Freshman Reading List

Once again we see how warped and immoral our universities have become, this time in North Carolina as Duke University assigns to incoming freshmen a graphic novel that tells the story of a girl who has sexual dysfunction due to her father. Fortunately, many of these students are denouncing the book and refusing to read it.

This book that is apparently little else but soft-core porn has been denounced by some incoming freshmen–and good for them, too!

The book was assigned to incoming Duke University freshmen as part of their summer reading list, but as Claire Ballentine at The Chronicle, Duke’s student newspaper, reports, several Christian students strongly objected to the book and refused to read it, citing their deeply-held religious beliefs.
“I feel as if I would have to compromise my personal Christian moral beliefs to read it,” Brian Grasso wrote on the Duke University Class of 2019 Facebook page, a closed group. He cited its “graphic visual depictions of sexuality,” as part of his reason. “Duke did not seem to have people like me in mind,” he added. “It was like Duke didn’t know we existed, which surprises me.”
“There is so much pressure on Duke students, and they want so badly to fit in,” Grasso observed. “But at the end of the day, we don’t have to read the book.”
Grasso was not alone in his protest.
“The nature of ‘Fun Home’ means that content that I might have consented to read in print now violates my conscience due to its pornographic nature,” Jeffrey Wubbenhorst wrote in an email to The Chronicle.
Freshman Elizabeth Snyder-Mounts also objected, writing, “I thought to myself, ‘What kind of school am I going to?’”

Many feel that this book is trash, not literature, and does not belong on a college reading list.

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As for me, comic books are not literature. I love comics, mind you, but they are comic books, not literature, and don’t belong on a list of important books for students to read.

Warner Todd Huston

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