An elementary school in Farmington, Utah, placed a book about
same-sex couples on restricted availability when a parent
complained, but now the ACLU is suing to lift the restriction.
Rory Gray of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) tells
OneNewNow In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco
depicts the happy life of a same-sex couple and their adopted
children. But after receiving a number of complaints, a Davis
School District review committee stipulated the book be made
available only with parental permission.
"The school here isn't worrying about the ideas, but it's
worried much more about the educational suitability of this book
for young children," Gray explains. "It's also seeking to protect
parents' right to direct the upbringing of their children, which
the Supreme Court's recognized as a fundamental right."
But the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit when the
school stood its ground, refusing to place the book back on an open
"Parents have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing of
their children in accordance with their beliefs, and the ACLU has
absolutely no business coming into a public school and telling
parents what their kids should be able to read without their
permission or knowledge," the ADF attorney contends.
He describes In Our Mothers' House as nothing but
homosexual propaganda aimed at students as young as five years