I will always be the first to admit that there are many stupid jerk face asshats in the world. Today I learned of the one who tops the charts. Wesley Scroggins.
Most of us have been seeing his name float around the web today. Why, you ask? Because he had the audacity to call out 2 amazing books and say they need to be banned from school curriculum's.
The books in question - Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler.
Really, Scroggins? REALLY?!
According to him, the rape scenes in Speak are “soft core pornography”. And the drunken teens and sex scenes in Twenty Boy Summer are unacceptable, asking “How can Christian men and women expose children to such immorality?” Adding “Parents, it is time you get involved!”
Mr. Scroggins, are you living in a fucking fantasy world?
Oh, and yeah, I said fuck. Because guess what, that happens in real life! Just like people getting raped and teens getting drunk. It happens. It’s not pretty, but that is life.
Young Adults need to learn about this now, before it’s too late. No need to sugar coat anything. If that IS what you want, leave. Goodbye. Don’t let the door hit you in your way out. Go find some other planet that doesn’t have these issues, because it’s sure as hell not Earth.
And I’m pretty sure, I could be wrong though, that most schools ask for parent permission before they start a new book. If that is the case and you don’t want your child to participate and learn about these things, just check NO and move on with your life.
This guy needs to open his eyes and see the truth. I wonder how it feels to be one of the most hated men in America right now?
We all need to SPEAK LOUDLY, get our voices heard, let people know how we feel about the truth. This won’t work if we let them Ban Books to cover up the bad things in life.
If you feel strong enough about something, please don’t hold it in. Tell everyone how you really feel.