Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Letter Writer Applauds Decision of Appleton School Board re: 'Christopher Creed'

With Bible verses.

Link to January 12 Appleton Post-Crescent letter to the editor, "Kudos to Appleton schools for keeping book".

Excerpt: Some of the objectors who complained to the Appleton school board objected to the language in the novel. One must therefore assume that those parents do not allow their children to read the Bible, since it's loaded with scatological references and sexual metaphors.

The King James version of Isaiah 36:12 would not be published in this newspaper nor its repetition in II Kings 18:27. I Samuel 25:22, or I Kings 14:10 in the King James version would not be published here either. There are too many references to list here. But any sexual references in "The Body of Christopher Creed" didn't even approach the sexual metaphor recorded in Ezekiel 23:20-21.

Three cheers for the Appleton school board's retention of "The Body of Christopher Creed

And to save you the effort of looking up the Bible verses yourself....

Isaiah 36:12 & II King 18:27  (King James Version.   Yes, it's the same verse.)
12But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?

The New International Version changes 'dung' to 'excrement'.

I Kings 14:10 (KJV)
10Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.

If memory serves me correctly, Robert Nordlander has been writing letters to the editor for as long as I've lived in Wisconsin.

Related articles:
The 'Christopher Creed' back-and-forth.  (1/11/2011)
Appleton parent, supporters object to review process for book challenge.  (12/14/2010)
Materials Review Committee's Decision Won't Be Appealed.  (11/11/2010)
Materials review committee supports use of book in curriculum.  (10/26/2010)
Parent challenges uses of 'The Body of Christopher Creed' in freshman curriculum.  (10/23/2010)

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