Unreal: California School Purging Library of ANY Book with a Christian Author or Theme

by Duane Lester | September 24, 2014 8:52 pm

Ask me again why my children are homeschooled:[1]

Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with “The Hiding Place,” they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or included a Christian message.

“We do not purchase sectarian educational materials and do not allow sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves,” Superintendent Kathleen Hermsmeyer wrote in a letter to attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) .

Pacific Justice Institute is representing a parent who discovered what they called a “Christian purging” of the charter school’s library.

“She was told by one of the library attendants that the library has been instructed to remove all books with a Christian message, authored by Christians, or published by a Christian publishing company,” read a letter PJI sent to the public charter school. “The attendant advised that the library would no longer be carrying those books. Indeed, our client was told that the library was giving those books away, and she actually took some.”

Among the books deemed inappropriate, the PJI said, was “The Hiding Place” the biography of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch Christian who was imprisoned by the Germans for helping Jews escape the Holocaust.

Yeah, because we don’t want children learning about that, now do we? Because First Amendment, or something.

Guaranteed, Hermsmeyer is an Obama supporter.

Final question:

“Some of the greatest literature of Western civilization comes from religious authors,” Dacus said. Are they going to ban the sermons or speeches of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?”

Endnotes:
  1. why my children are homeschooled:: http://townhall.com/columnists/toddstarnes/2014/09/23/school-accused-of-purging-christian-books-n1895612/page/full

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