Subject: Resolution concerning the teaching of moral values vs.
immoral values in Alabama school books and in the classrooms.
We Southern Baptist of Alabama, do hereby reaffirm the fundamental right of
parents to raise our children to oversee our children’s education.
Textbooks and literature should be approved by concerned local parents.
RESOLUTION CONCERNING ALABAMA TEXTBOOKS FOR THE ALABAMA SCHOOL BOARD AND STATE
WHEREAS, The enduring American tradition that parents have a fundamental right to not only
rear their children, but also the right to oversee their education, has been established
by the Bible as the parents responsibility. It is of great concern
many of the new school books that have recently appeared in our
classrooms that teach immoral values and a perverted lifestyles.
WHEREAS, a highly objectionable high school book, "The Bluest Eye," by Toni Morrison,
is a smut book filled detailed graphic depictions of sex scenes incest and child
molestation. The plot revolves around a drunk guy raping his little daughter and the girl
and going insane. Filled with poignantly vivid descriptions of
incestuous rape, and a morally depressing life gutter like style.
This book displays as normal the perversion of incest, domestic violence, prostitutes,
alcoholics, nasty-behaving white racists,
and home after pathetic home with not a trace of love anywhere. The book is gross,
shocking and perverse.
The average family would be shocked that this book would be considered
as great classic literature, replacing the traditions of the past. Reading
this book aloud to young children would be embarrassing to the average
WHEREAS, "Dreaming in Cuban," by Cristina Garcia should never be
considered as classic literate but playboy smut. This book is focused on soft core porn, graphically displays
least 30 different sex or sex related scenes and many other odd things.
A book filled with pervasiveness of sexual violence and child abuse in this narrative.
Every child in this story is treated horribly. A main character is raped, in a scene that
felt disturbingly eroticized. This book is the opposite of up lifting,
a book of dysfunctional family behavior, poor life choices and
emotional unhappiness. Nothing positive or motivating to teach good
character is reflected in this book.
Both books "The Bluest Eye," and "Dreaming in Cuban," are commonly banned in
public libraries in Alabama and across our nation as noted by
the American Library Association. Biblical values are scorned and children are
exposed to smut as if it were a normal thing, which encourages the breaking down moral
barriers, leading to sex experiments at young ages. Children should be encouraged to keep
God's moral laws, not taught how to violate them. The Seventh
Commandment, "Thou shalt not commit adultery", and strong family
lifestyles as reflected in classic literature should be the
cornerstone of education, not the encouragement or teaching of a lifestyle that
encourages immorality, and a violent defaming of family lifestyle. These books make it a appear that a lifestyle of adultery,
fornication, rape, and violence are normal. These books fill the
readers mind with degrading bad thoughts and are not conducive to
WHEREAS, the new Common Core History,
is a new social agenda teaching of history that replaces traditional values American
history. Common Core has brought the new text book into our
classrooms, "A People's History of the United States", by Howard Zinn
an avoid socialist.
The new American history is about Indians' struggle against Europeans, blacks' struggle
against racism, women's struggle against patriarchy,
and workers' struggle against capitalists.
According to Zinn, the separation from Great Britain, the Civil War, and both
World Wars all were the result of basic greedy motives of the "ruling class" -- rich men to get
richer at the expense of others. Removed are the concepts or our godly forefathers, who
America for religious freedom, to establish a country and a
Constitution of limited government and protect individual freedoms as
reflected in our Bill of Rights. Instead our Christian forefathers are
portrayed as evil greedy capitalist as the founding of America was the pursuit of
exploitation and profit. Major portions of tradition American history
are simply omitted. Howard Zinn scorns the founding fathers of America and replaces the
traditional praise of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson with
Marxist philosophy. Gone are the respect we had for George
Washington and our forefathers, and the character building stories of the soldiers
weathering the cold winter of Valley Forge, and the words of wisdom
from Thomas Paine, which are replaced by secular philosophy that
teach children to think like liberals. This is the most widely read history book at
American universities. With over a million copies printed, it is now
becoming a standard book in Alabama high schools.
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WHEREAS, Our children should be reading character building proven classic literature of the
past, like Pilgrims Progress, The Red Badge of Courage, Anne of Green
Gables, Gone with the Wind, Paradise Lost, Little
Women, Tale of Two Cities, Black Beauty, The Adventures of
Pinocchio, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Canterbury Tales,
Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, etc.
Classic literature encourages moral behavior, those who strive to do
what is right prevail in the end. In the moral conflicts of good vs.
evil, those who endure and are faithful to living a life of character
prevail over prevail a positive concept of good being triumphant over evil. Reading the
classics of the past fills a young mind with positive and uplifting thoughts, encourages
Why is Classic Literature excellent literature?
How does literature earn the title of "Classic"?
Classic literature has the characteristics of being on best seller
lists for decades, and their consumer demand appears to be fueled
by the principles of life that are taught moral qualities and uplifting
positive feeling that the reader enjoys.
An underlying theme of Classic Literature is the Biblical themes and moral
teachings that are woven into the book.
For example, Pinocchio.
As Pinocchio struggles between choosing good or evil, he is punished
with a longer nose for telling lies. As he succeeds in being a good
boy, at the end he is redeemed by getting a new body and becoming a real live boy.
As we see moral values demonstrated in this book and the real life punishment for
sin, we also are looking forward to Biblical redemption of receiving a
new immortal body.
Snow White and Cinderella both model ladies for our children
who live a moral lifestyle even in hard times.
The Biblical theme of service to others is reflected in their lives.
In the end, their reward is to be rescued and married to the Prince.
We also look forward to this Biblical theme, as the Prince of Peace,
Jesus, comes to rescue and marry the Church in the great Marriage of
the Lamb that we see in Revelation.
Tale of Two Cities, demonstrates the story of when one person gives
his life to another, a very Biblical and Christ like theme in the
Pilgrims Progress, This book has been heralded as a literary masterpiece around the world,
as it has been
published in over 100 languages and is the most read book other than the Bible.
Amazing visual effects, beautiful locations and a wonderful cast bring to life the story
that has inspired each generation for hundreds of years. Follow
Christian, the main character, and his companions on a great Journey from the City of
Destruction to the gates of Heaven as they face
obstacles large and small, man-made and demon-spawned.
Bunyan's powerful allegory teaches us all the hazards and hopes of the Christian life,
and it features the triumphant
glory that awaits all who faithfully follow the King of kings!
Are we going to learn from one of the wisest men of England, John
Newton? Get the movie and see your children watch it again and again,
as they learn moral character and enjoy the story as they watch good
triumph over evil.
Proverbs 1:7 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise
wisdom and instruction."
The Canterbury Tales and works of Shakespeare demonstrate moral values
found in Proverbs and through scripture, and for centuries these
literature classics have been proven in the test of time.
As our children read the great classic literature, the lifestyle of
Biblical moral values are taught and reinforced. The lessons of life
are demonstrated and the positive qualities of living a Biblical lifestyle are
positively taught. Reading these classics leave positive uplifting
thoughts that effect the children for a life time.
Classic Literature is wining to teach today the moral and Biblical
lessons, and is waiting today for a child to pick it up and reading so
that the traditional teaching may continue to teach the next
THEREFORE, the Alabama Southern Baptist, do hereby reaffirm the fundamental right of
parents to raise our children, teaching them basic moral values, and
to teach them to become citizens who reflect character in their lives.
The wishes of parents should be considered in the selection our
children’s educational school books.
THEREFORE, The Alabama State School Board and State Superintendent
are encouraged to carefully examine the new Alabama school books for content and
moral values. Books that do not meet standards of basic moral values
should not be used in Alabama classrooms. Request that the above
mentioned books be further evaluated, as well as other similarly
approved new Common Core books used in Alabama class rooms.
Request that preference be given to traditional classic literature and
text books, not materials that demean Christianity and moral values, or contain foul and
sexually explicit language, promote
promiscuity and excuse rape and incest, as reflected in "The Bluest
Eye," and "Dreaming in Cuban,". Request that Alabama State School Board consider
the replacing smut literature with the character building classic books of the past.
Further request that our history books reflect traditional American
history and character building stories of our forefathers. They should not teach a left
wing socialist agenda.
To Be Approved by Alabama Baptist
The below is from an Amazon book review comments. Dreaming in Cuban
This is too gross to put in a Resolution.
When you mix soft core porn and culturally confused Cubans, you get this, Dreaming in Cuban,
PIECE OF CRAP LITERATURE. I think their must have been at least 30 different sex or
sex related scenes and oh so many other odd things. One example is when one of the
characters (a girl) masturbates to her mother's old boyfriend's picture,
imagining him going down on her...! The plot is so badly intwined and mixed
together you want to question ever
reading again! FOR THE SAKE OF LITERATURE DON'T READ THIS!