NewsFri Feb 13, 1998 - 12:15 pm EST
THE PERVERSION OF AMERICA’S CHILDREN
WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (LSN)—The perversion of children in America by books allowed and even promoted in public schools has been the cause of parental shock and outrage. Yesterday The Washington Times reported on the hair-raising story of Christine T. Schwalm, a mother who confronted the Montgomery County Board of Education with the perverse material recommended to students by the county school system. Mrs. Schwalm was forced to take the issue before the board, when School Superintendent Paul L. Vance denied her request to remove the filthy books from school libraries in January. The books contained graphic sexual prose laced with profanities depicting incest, bestiality, and rape. The books in question were: "Love in the Time of Cholera" and “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “The House of the Spirits” and “Song of Solomon,” by Isabel Allende, and “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison. Addressing the school board, Mrs Schwalm said, “I am sickened knowing that my tax dollars are being used to provide children with—and instruct them using—lewd, adult books. School system spokesman Brian J. Porter said he did not know whether the board would review the book, but said it would take Mrs. Schwalm’s request “under advisement.” In a related story, the 285-member Hauppage Teachers Association in New York is investigating a possible legal challenge, to counter a move by Paul Lochner, the Hauppage schools superintendent who yanked 3 popular magazines Seventeen, Teen and YM from middle-school library shelves. The magazines were pulled in response to complaints from parents that the magazines highlighted masturbation, "kinky" sex, homosexual sex, and birth control.