February 26, 2015 6:00 pm -


According to a report from the Courthouse News Service, a GOP-proposed law in Kansas could jail teachers for introducing “harmful material” to students, which includes “depictions of nudity, sexual conduct, homosexuality, sexual excitement or sadomasochistic abuse ‘in a manner that is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the community with respect to what is suitable for…



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24 responses to Kansas Bill Would Put Teachers In Jail For ‘Harmful’ Books

  1. Suzanne McFly February 26th, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    So we will be “saving” our kids by keeping them ignorant about facts of life? Sounds good to me, from what I understand kids can just get the truth from their “smarter” peers.

    • Mike February 26th, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Or their Iphone…

  2. tiredoftea February 26th, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    We are witnessing our own descent into madness.

  3. nola878 February 26th, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Ignorance truly is bliss for these idiots.

    • Suzanne McFly February 26th, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Then why doesn’t rush ever look happy?

  4. Mike February 26th, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    What’s the plan, confiscate all their phones, Ipads and laptops…??? The kids I teach have about a two minute tolerance away from an internet connection.

    • Hirightnow February 27th, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Damned kids these days with their internets!
      We need to limit their access to information, and focus on TEACHING them!

  5. Carla Akins February 26th, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Mary Pilcher-Cook is a piece of work. This whole thing started when a parent had a meltdown over a sex ed poster in the health room at his 13-year old daughter’s middle school. It said:
    “How Do People Express Their Sexual Feelings?,” the poster listed terms such as ‘grinding,’ ‘oral sex,’ ‘kissing,’ and ‘sexual fantasy’ in addition to ‘talking,’ ‘hugging,’ and ‘saying I like you.’
    The parent, Mark Ellis raised quite a stink and made the rounds on the local news and this is the result.

  6. Barry Shitpeas February 26th, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Well, I guess the Bible if f*cked in Kansas schools.

    • fahvel February 27th, 2015 at 7:46 am

      you said it – with all the killing and slavery and genocide – but they do throw rocks at hookers so maybe the bible is ok since it lacks some really fine sex talk.

      • Barry Shitpeas February 27th, 2015 at 8:46 am

        Oh I dunno… Ezekiel 23:20 always gives me wood 🙂

        • Hirightnow February 27th, 2015 at 9:08 am

          I just saw that one on Redtube!

  7. Apocalypse February 26th, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    We’re catching up with Russia, North Korea, and all the theocracies…finally students will be protected from bad ideas and immoral thoughts.

    • thinkingwomanmillstone February 27th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Finally students will be protected from ideas and thoughts. Just thought I’d edit it for you. 😉

      • Apocalypse February 27th, 2015 at 2:18 pm

        Thanks 🙂

  8. mfr4 February 26th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Lest’s get out there and ban them books. They make great bonfires.
    I don’t know nuthin and my kids don’t gotta either.

    Some historically banned books

  9. Larry Schmitt February 26th, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    How many school districts have banned Huckleberry Finn? The next step has to be a book burning.

  10. mea_mark February 26th, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I wonder how many people are going to want to teach under those conditions?

  11. mfr4 February 26th, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    My wife is a librarian and a number of years ago they had t-shirts made fro Freedom to Read Week. The shirts said “There’s something to offend everyone in my library”

  12. fahvel February 27th, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Pilcher??? that in itself is an offensive and rather explicit word – it means sexually deprived, intellectually deprived piece of corn cob from kansas.

  13. AmusedAmused February 27th, 2015 at 10:52 am

    I wonder if they realize that the Bible falls squarely into that category. If I were in a position to challenge this bill, I’d just read out the Good Book’s juiciest passages. Luckily, there are so many.

  14. Jeffrey Samuels February 27th, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I don’t suppose there is any way that the U.S. can secede from Kansas? How about we give it away to Russian Separatists? It would be good for America since it would only lower their national IQ while raising ours.

  15. Bunya February 27th, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I say they include dictionaries in that category of “harmful” books. I got whacked with one by a nun in grade school, and it hurt like hell.

  16. FatRat February 27th, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Dorothy banned in Kansas?