When a kindergarten boy brought home a children’s book touting the joys of being in a lesbian family, his parents complained to Windridge Elementary School, sparking a petition signed by 25 parents in protest.
The book, “In Our Mothers’ House,” is marketed on Amazon as a book for children “ages 6 and up.”
It touches on the alleged joys of being in a homosexual relationship and what the author believes is society’s condemnation of it.
In April, the Davis School District committee in Kaysville, Utah, voted 6-1 to keep the book in its school libraries – as long as it was kept behind the counter and provided only to children who received parental permission to check it out.
Now the American Civil Liberties Union is getting involved – threatening the district for requiring parental consent.
In the book, a resident in a Berkley, Calif., neighborhood is depicted as a constantly scowling woman who wears a pink bow in her hair. She disapproves of the neighboring family’s lesbian relationship and won’t let her children play with them.
She tells the lesbian couple, “I don’t appreciate what you two are!”
The lesbians, Meema and Marmee, comfort their children.
“She’s full of fear, sweetie,” Meema tells them. “She’s afraid of what she can’t understand: She doesn’t understand us.”
Many years later, when Meema and Marmee have passed away, their children lay them to rest “where they pledged their love to each other so many years ago.”
In a June 12 letter to the Davis School District superintendent, ACLU of Utah legal director John Mejia blasted the district’s parental consent policy, saying it had “serious concerns about whether these actions comport with the First Amendment rights of the students in the district.”
In the letter, Mejia claimed “it would be a stretch to say that it ‘advocates homosexuality.’”
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