Saturday, May 13, 2006

Scott Savage Speaks

Scott Savage, the OSU-Mansfield librarian who was charged with harassment for recommending conservative books for a freshman reading list, has written an essay that is well worth reading. Savage's piece was originally written for ALA's monthly magazine, American Libraries, but is available from WorldNetDaily after the former changed their minds about publishing it:

In early March, a group of professors on a committee assigned to choose a book for our campus-wide reading experience became enraged after I asked if we could consider picking a book that the students might actually enjoy reading, as opposed to any of the left-of-center, polarizing titles the other members had come up with so far. A faculty member quickly replied, basically saying it was our duty to choose books that reflected the "values" of Ohio State University concerning homosexuality (it's good!) and Christian "fundamentalism" (it's bad!). In reference to one of the books on the original list – Jimmy Carter's extended polemic against conservative Christians, "Our Endangered Values" – the professor e-mailed this response:

Please read it all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, must be a blessed life to be so ignorant of ones brainwashing and prejudice. I'm speaking of Savage and Kupelian.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing how intolerant people can be of others opinions and beliefs, isn't it?

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