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View Diary: Fairfax teen upset by "Beloved" reading assignment, mom cluches pearls while calling for book ban (287 comments)

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  •  Lots of ways out on this one. (5+ / 0-)

    Wow! With all the outlets available to avoid Beloved as an assignment, it kind of makes you wonder if Ms. Murphy hoped her son would opt to read it just so she could impose her myopic view on the subject. Blake was 18!! Nightmares??? Did Mommy come running into his room as he screamed and cried that the bogeyman was after him? According to her own assessment here, we're led to believe that the kid operates at a four-year-old emotional level. Ms. Murphy obviously doesn't realize how big a black eye she's giving her family...and her son in particular.

    Moral gatekeepers...UGH!! If they feel they must rise and save us from ourselves, why don't they focus on getting military-grade weapons out of the hands of the citizenry? Now THAT would be a worthwhile cause. Otherwise, Ms. Murphy, have a hot, steaming cup of STFU!!

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