Dr. Linda Callaway
Menifee Union School District
Dear Dr. Callaway,
You made the right decision when you pulled all the dictionaries from your libraries. Words are dangerous things. The poor student who looked up "oral sex" will no doubt be scarred for life. That's what happened to me when I first learned about it.
I was well into my thirties at the time. It was during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. It seemed like you couldn't turn on the tee vee without hearing the words "oral sex." Being a conservative Republican, it made no sense to me. How could you have sex in your mouth--you don't even have a little soldier there.
For awhile, I thought they were talking about sex with Oral Roberts, but that didn't make sense either. Why would he be in Klinton's Oval Office unless it was to look for spare change? That didn't sound right to me.
Finally, I looked it up, and, holy cow, was I shocked--more than shocked, really, I was shaken and damaged. I mean, my God, Klinton put his little president in a lady's mouth. You know Ronald Reagan never did such a thing. I bet no Republican has. It's unnatural.
I hope you aren't considering censoring the dictionaries and then putting them back into your libraries. Like I said, words are dangerous things, and it's impossible to censor them all. Some of the most insidiously dangerous words like provincial, backward, ignorant, prudish, mindless, puritanical, unenlightened, anti-intellectual, and philistine are bound to get past your redacter's marker.
Heterosexually yours in a chaste, biblical, and Cotton Mathers kind of way,
Gen. JC Christian, patriot
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