Ohio Roundtable: The Public Square - The White Witch's New Friend
Guess who doesn’t want kids to read the Narnia
Hi, this is Dave Zanotti. We’ll uncover the
White Witch’s new best friends, today on TPS.
Barry Lynn, of the Americans United for the
Separation of Church and State is upset about Narnia. It seems that Florida
Governor Jeb Bush has encouraged kids in public schools to read the CS Lewis
classic and that has got Mr. Lynn upset.
Of course Mr. Lynn gets upset about the Pledge
of Allegiance in public schools. He thinks requiring kids to recite the
Declaration of Independence in public schools is “highly controversial.” So you
are probably not surprised to discover that Mr. Lynn and the radical
separationist crowd is really honked-off about the Governor encouraging kids in
public schools to read about Narnia.
How ironic that Mr. Lynn and his ACLU-type
allies are so ready to censor the Pledge, The Declaration, and even a child’s
fairy like Narnia.
I thought these people stood for freedom and
liberty and hated censorship. I thought they were against legislating morality
and cramming agenda’s down people’s throats. Aren’t these people supposed to be
for freedom of speech? Or is it just speech that they approve?
Truth is—the White Witch has lots of friends in
America today. Friends who want it to be always winter but never Christmas.
Mr. Lynn and his friends have every right to
their agenda. They have every right to try to persuade the rest of us to
exchange real freedom for the frozen winter of political thought control. This
is still a relatively free country—and they have their right to make their case.
But you have the right to turn down their
Turkish delight, and stand for freedom, especially for your children and
grandchildren. So if you haven’t seen the Narnia movie yet, please take a
look—better yet, buy the books and read them. If you have kids or grandkids,
read them out loud—while you still have the freedom to do so.
The White Witch's New
March 2nd, 2005