Submitted by ddd on August 31, 2005 - 7:32am
I read in my NCTE Inbox newsletter today that some mother who rigorously opposes her daughter reading Nightjohn
in school also has yet to agree on any of the school's alternative book options or on having an edited version of Nightjohn
read aloud. This case, says my Inbox Newsletter, "is at the center of a growing conflict: More schools are adopting stricter requirements for how books are approved, including creating advisory boards and review committees that include parents." Ack. Deep breaths. More tea.
But then in my Salon.com
newsletter i read that Columbia Christians for Life are proposing that "a satellite image of Hurricane Katrina as it hit the Gulf Coast Monday looks just like a six-week-old fetus," and that the storm is no doubt punishment for Louisiana's abortion clinics:
"Louisiana has 10 child-murder-by-abortion centers," the groups says, and "five are in New Orleans."
But why would God single out Louisiana? Other states have many more abortion clinics, and Louisiana and the other states hit hardest by Katrina all voted for the pro-life president of the United States. It didn't add up for us at first, but the Columbia Christians for Life have an answer for everything. God has already punished California with earthquakes, forest fires and mudslides; New York with 9/11; and Florida with Hurricanes Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne and the early version of Katrina.
Holy wingnuts, Batman.