Have you ever had to sign a permission slip for your child to read a book for their literature class? I haven’t. I have had to sign permission slips numerous times for them to watch a PG movie in history class. They even list the movies they’ll view for the semester and I have the option of approving or disapproving the movies individually if I so desire. Yet, a teacher can assign any form of literature for students to read without parental consent, no matter how offensive.
My daughter started a new novel today for her literature class. She sat beside me last night reading while I was working on my computer. After multiple sighs, huffs and a few “Are you kidding me?” outbursts, I finally had to ask,
What’s the problem?
She was only ten pages into her new book and said,
They’ve already said GD like six or seven times. Why is this considered quality literature?”
My book, Rescuing Hope, A Story of Sex Trafficking in America, released New Year’s Eve. It is about a very difficult topic, sex trafficking, and in order to keep it true to the subject, I included some profanity. I did; however, go to great lengths to keep it PG-13 because I wanted teens to be among my readers and I did not want to offend them or their parents, nor did I want to break a commandment. Exodus 20:7 says,
You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His name.”
Why will government organizations bend over backwards not to offend other faiths that exists, yet don’t just condone, but promote the use of literature that misuses the name of the God of the Christian faith without concern? Why is that so?
In the Christian faith, the name of our Lord is to be revered and honored. I am not Muslim, Buddhist or Hindu; however, I would not desecrate the names of their gods out of respect. Nowhere in the Bible does it state God has a last name and I’m certain if He did, it wouldn’t be damn.
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