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Albemarle School Board Decides Fate of Controversial Book - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, ...

There are 25 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Aug 11, 2011, titled Albemarle School Board Decides Fate of Controversial Book - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, .... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The Albemarle County School Board has decided the fate of a controversial book some say casts an unfavorable light on the Mormon faith.

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Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Aug 11, 2011
Nothing like keeping the unwashed masses ignorant. I hope some one takes this to court. Its alright to have faith in a religion that subjugates females from the moment of birth as a result of the original sinner Eve, but Mormons aren't as good at defiling their women? Please, the hypocrisy is staggering. there's not a religion on earth that doesn't step on the females right to be an individual with the same human rights as men. To keep this hidden from school children is despicable. Fine if parents want to keep their kids clueless as to the evil ways of religions fine.
Burro Crane

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Aug 11, 2011
The sky is falling!!!!!!!!!! Poor Charlottesville!!! Everybody will grow up to be NIMBY's and want to free Tibet
Vella

Scottsville, VA

#4 Aug 11, 2011
By the time kids reach middle school, the world is an open book. I read everything and anything I could get my hands on at that age. Guess what? I developed critical thinking skills. Nothing I read caused me to do anything stupid, it just opened my eyes to the world and made me think about how fortunate I was. I was a child of the 70's with very strict but loving parents. You can not force your kids to adopt your idealogy and doctrine. Give them the tools to be good people and let them decide for themselves what they believe.

Since: May 11

Earlysville, VA

#5 Aug 11, 2011
I went to this meeting and spoke out against this removal, with SEVERAL other students. Also, we presented a petition against the removal that 200 people signed (many of the signatures from students, parents, and teachers).The school board is TOTALLY out of touch with students and faculty in the county! I encourage everyone to write letters to the editor and contact their school board representatives and tell them how you feel. This has set a TERRIBLE precedent for the future of the Albemarle County School System! As a student, I feel insulted that they do not think that 6th grade Students are capable of having a discussion about religious discrimination in a FICTIONAL story (B.S!!! sixth graders can separate fact from fiction. They don't need the school board thinking for them). I studied this when I was in 6th grade at Henley. Did not change my views of Mormonism at all.
LDS female

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Aug 11, 2011
Mow wrote:
Nothing like keeping the unwashed masses ignorant. I hope some one takes this to court. Its alright to have faith in a religion that subjugates females from the moment of birth as a result of the original sinner Eve, but Mormons aren't as good at defiling their women? Please, the hypocrisy is staggering. there's not a religion on earth that doesn't step on the females right to be an individual with the same human rights as men. To keep this hidden from school children is despicable. Fine if parents want to keep their kids clueless as to the evil ways of religions fine.
You know not whereof you speak, sir (or madam).
Adam

Buford, GA

#7 Aug 12, 2011
Mormon faith in an unfavorable light<<<<<

Right on. Please remove, in our schools, any reference to the religious aspects prominent in the many wars of history.
Now what

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Aug 12, 2011
Oh my, please, we simply must go and remove all the adjectives and adverbs from all the sentences in all the books now. While they're at it go ahead and rewrite history so you won't offend anyone. This is wrong! I don't agree with mis threatment of anyone or anyone group, this was a capture of human nature. If you read the news you'll find much worse.
Pat

Wytheville, VA

#9 Aug 12, 2011
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
NoWay

United States

#10 Aug 12, 2011
I'm ashamed of this school board and its lack of confidence in the abilities of our teachers, and the intelligence of our students.
Heather

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Aug 12, 2011
...and down the slippery slope we fall once again!
true

Crozet, VA

#12 Aug 12, 2011
Cant expose the dark side of religions, better to keep people ignorant
Anonymous

Martinsville, VA

#13 Aug 12, 2011
Teachers should welcome this.

I can think of no surer way to encourage kids to read a book than to tell them the School Board have forbid it being used in class because they believe the students are incapable of understanding it.

Indeed, the school libraries might want to order some extra copies.
Fit

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Aug 12, 2011
I just felt in my altered reality Josef Goebbels smiling! Our kid are soooo S.O.L.!!
Lucy

Lexington, VA

#15 Aug 12, 2011
And these people are dictating the education of our children....sad sad sad.
Coach

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Aug 12, 2011
This book doesn't teach anything about math or Virginia history and won't improve SOL pass rates, so students shouldn't be wasting time reading the book anyway!
Grandpa Chet

Houston, TX

#17 Aug 12, 2011
As a Latter-day Saint and a Sherlock Holmes fan, I have never opposed the book being available to young readers. Like most Holmes fans, I find the flashback chapters to be incredibly bad writing as well as bad history - many Holmes scholars consider those chapters to have been written by Doyle and all else written by Watson. If nothing else, it gets people asking questions and that's always a good thing.
kidrocky

Winchester, VA

#18 Aug 12, 2011
I don't like the way Big Bird portrays fowl in general. I think he may be straight and the yellow color brings back memories of The Great Easter Egg Massacre of '89.
Adam

Buford, GA

#19 Aug 12, 2011
Adam wrote:
Mormon faith in an unfavorable light<<<<<
Right on. Please remove, in our schools, any reference to the religious aspects prominent in the many wars of history.
I thought the sarcasm was obvious. I guess it must be enunciated.
Mark

Scottsville, VA

#20 Aug 12, 2011
Book banning in Charlottesville.
This is not the world T Jefferson imagined.
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Aug 12, 2011
LDS female wrote:
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You know not whereof you speak, sir (or madam).
Fine, enlighten me, I'm all eyes. Please. my zero has an arrow on it.

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