Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Will people ever learn?

Warning: Rant to follow.

This is making me crazy. A mom in Georgia is trying to get the Harry Potter books banned from her child's school. Read the article here or check out other news stories about the banning of Harry Potter books here. Banning books is not the answer. In fact, it's the problem. It's ironic that this news comes only a short time after Banned Books Week. Remember that the American Library Association is available to help you if someone is challenging a book in your community. Go here for more info. So to do my part in speaking out against censorship, I offer these two images, from the American Library Association. I may eventually put them on my sidebar with all the other things I think are important, because fighting censorship is an extremely important battle.


  1. People who are secure in their beliefs don't need to oppress or censor because they have intelligent arguments to back up their beliefs. Only those who know, deep down, that they are WRONG find it necessary to try to censor, because they can't give yo a reason for why they "believe" what they believe. They're sheep, not independent thinkers, and they want everyone else to follow the herd as well.

  2. Anonymous11:00 PM

    I can never believe it when people behave this way! It's a book for &^%^$$ sake (lol) - and a good one, about friendship and standing up against evil.