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It might interest the Mat-Su Borough School Board to know that all of the themes mentioned as objectionable in the novels banned from the curriculum are also found in the Bible: sexual assault, incest, slavery, war and other forms of violence, drunkenness, hatred and persecution of “the other.” Perhaps the board should ban the Bible. One member admitted that he had read none of the books to which he objected. If he is not a reader, why did he run for school board? To advance an agenda of ignorance, narrow-mindedness and censorship? Dumbing down the curriculum is not going to get Mat-Su high school students into top colleges. The school board action is a terrible disservice to students and their parents. — Bonnie Lembo Have something on your mind? Send to email@example.com or click here to submit via any web browser. Letters under 200 words have the best chance of being published. Writers should disclose any personal or professional connections with the subjects of their letters. Letters are edited for accuracy, clarity and length.
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