lol Thank you, David. I did see your summary, and this follow-up was very
helpful. I wonder why I didn't get an irate email forwarding of the story
from my dad (who is probably one of those right wing-nuts).
Most porn is such garbage, it's almost as bad as regular TV.
I would like to see California some day. I hear you have great produce,
year-round outdoor sports weather, and of course, those redwood trees up in
the north. The rest of us are just envious (or "jealous" as they say).
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
> [Original Message]
> From: David Bratman <dbratman@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Date: 12/2/2004 10:31:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [mythsoc] cultural mutual incomprehension
> Lizzie, I explained the "banning the Declaration of Independence" lie in
> previous post. A public school teacher had quoted the God-referring
> passages of the Declaration in religious proselytizing handouts that he
> illegally giving to his students. He was ordered to stop.
> Since Steve thinks we coasters are all porn-lovers, let me put it this
> Let's say there was a porn movie in which an actor, at the moment of
> ecstacy, blurted out the phrase "life, liberty, and the pursuit of
> happiness!" And let's say Steve was a school principal who ordered that
> movie not to be shown in classrooms.
> He would be just as guilty of "banning the Declaration of Independence" as
> the school principal in the real-life case.
> This is a non-story that certain right wing-nuts are trying to make out of
> nothing. I live in the school district where this took place, and I don't
> even recall reading anything about it in the papers. But it's not being
> supressed, because I found enough when I looked for it.
> David Bratman
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