Quote(s) of the Week (October 26, 1997)
On Making A Difference...
- "I am opposed to keeping books like this in our
school. I will not read some of the highlighted parts,
but I will tell you I wouldnt read this book to my
grandmother. I mean, this book has 14-year-olds having
sex with 15-year-olds and, well, I dont know how to
say this but
sexual relations with a dead
- --School Board member
Charlie Colgan, concerning the book The House of
Spirits by Isabel Allende, during a school board
meeting in Virginia. The book was required reading for
the International Baccalaureate English class until
17-year-old Amy Smelser publicly objected to reading the
novel which she described as explicitly vulgar and
filthy material. The Prince William Journal for
October 24, 1997. Front page.
On College Education in America...
- "At Yale, a student publication, Light and
Truth, drew on the college catalog to shape an
entire four-year course of study without any academic
base from Intermediate Yoruba to
Troubadours and Rock Stars one that
the administration confirmed would lead to a
- --Martin Gross, author
of The End of Sanity: Social and Cultural Madness
in America. Washington Times for October 22, 1997.
On Working Women...
- "A May 1997 survey of 1100 women by the Pew Research
Center for People and the Press found that 41 percent
thought a family in which the father worked and the
mother stayed home was best for raising children.
Forty-four percent of respondents with children under 18
said they would prefer part-time to full-time employment.
A Parents magazine poll found that 61 percent of mothers
would prefer to work part-time and 29 percent would
prefer not to work outside the home at all."
- --Mona Charen,
nationally syndicated columnist. Washington Times for
October 23, 1997. Page A20.
On Sex in the Workplace...
- "Until now, no employer would dare ask about the sex
life of an employee. But ENDAs freshly minted job
classification for homosexuals would enshrine sexual
behavior as a basis for preferential hiring. Then, no
employers could ever be sure they were compliant without
first determining sexual preference With no obvious
physical characteristics such as race or physical
handicap by which to judge, the only way to find out is
to ask, which is why the ENDA legislation now being
demanded by homosexual activists is a gross abuse of
anyone wanting to keep his or her sex life private."
- --Gary Bauer, President
of American Renewal (and the Family Research Council),
ina full-page advertisement concerning the Employment
Non-Descrimination Act being promoted by homosexual
activists. Washington Times for October 24, 1997. Page A9
On Playing God...
- "Instead of growing an intact embryo, you could
genetically reprogram the embryo to suppress growth in
all the parts of the body except the bits you want, plus
a heart and blood circulation."
- --Embryologist Jonathan
Slack, concerning the idea of genetically growing organs.
Washington Times for October 20, 1997. Front page.