Monday, November 26, 2007
It’s Perfectly Inappropriate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “How can anyone claim that this book is appropriate for 10 year olds?” asked Jim Sedlak, vice-president for American Life League. “First, pixilated images and excerpts of the book were rejected by a state prison, and now video-streaming sites are censoring the content of a video containing those pixilated images as well.”
Sedlak was referring to the Planned Parenthood endorsed book, It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris. A few months ago, a Washington State Prison rejected a letter that included censored images from the book for being “sexually explicit” and “obscene.” Last week American Life League posted a video report on several streaming-video sites exposing the content of the book, which is aimed at 10 year old children. The video report was removed from vidilife.com, sharkle.com, and hi5.com for “inappropriate content,” and flagged on metacafe.com for viewers over 18.
“What an irony that censored content from a book intended for 10-year-old children is rejected by a prison, removed from video-streaming sites, and flagged for viewers over the age of 18,” said Sedlak. “We actually have no objection to the actions of the online sites and the prison. We agree that this is not appropriate content.”
“We are calling for libraries, schools and parents all across the country to take similar action,” Sedlak concluded, “Planned Parenthood should be denied access to our children at all times. The material it promotes is totally inappropriate and could be harmful.”
American Life League’s video report can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuUmsZYWnrs
Why can't I stand this lady?
She's outspoken, opinionated, and REPUBLICAN!!! I mean, she should be my role model, right?
Something about her just rubs me the wrong way....maybe it's the knees.
haha, I found this blog entry and thought it was spot on:
Monday, November 19, 2007
Tonight Aiden asked (for the hundredth time) a 'So, if Santa's real, then why does....'
And.........tonight, I broke my silence.
I simply proposed one thought; "Aiden, don't you think it's weird that you ask me so many questions about whether Santa is real or not?"
And to that, he replied, 'hmmm, yeah'. And from that point the monumental milestone...childhood stealing...'you can never take this back'....conversation began.
Aiden was very cool about it.
I told him that Santa IS real...or at least he was; and because he was such an amazing guy, when he died, ALL PARENTS in the world were aloud to have a little piece of him; and each Christmas WE get to be HIM! We get to sneak down stairs and put presents under the tree, and eat all the delicious cookies and milk that are left for him. He was surprisingly o.k. with this explanation. No tears, no trauma....I think.
PLUS, when I told him that not all of his friends were privy to this information so we probably should not tell them, he said that he agreed and 'wouldn't ruin it for them.'...yes, I chose to ignore the implacatation that I "ruined it for him."
By the way, I did confirm that Jesus was still very real by adding, 'Hey, Jesus, though, he's a different story; he's totally legit. Do you still believe in him?" to which he replied an energetic "yes."....disturbingly though, when I asked if Santa was still alive earlier in the conversation he had said "No....he died, but then he rose again to deliver gifts."....wrong story. We straightened that out though, don't worry.