Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
State of the Debate
George Pyle
George Pyle has been a newspaper writer in Kansas, Utah, Upstate New York, and now Utah again, for more than 30 years - most of it as an editorial writer and columnist. Now on his second tour of duty on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, he has also done a stretch as a talk radio host, published a book on the ongoing flaws of U.S.agricultural policy and, in 1998, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. His most active bookmarks are Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens and Tina Brown. And he still thinks the Internet can be used for intelligent conversation and uplifting ideas.

» E-mail

» Subscribe (RSS)

Under advisement: Davis County book fuss ...

We are deep in thought - or maybe high in dudgeon - about this matter:

- LGBT families denied chance to address board on restricted lesbian book - Melinda Rogers | The Salt Lake Tribune

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Emotions flare at meeting where they are not allowed to speak.

While we are working on our editorial, you can read this one:

- Allow book on library shelves - Ogden Standard-Examiner Editorial

... The district has claimed that it has restricted the book's access to comply with a state law that bans advocating homosexuality from school health curriculum. However, in our opinion, the book's message is not to advocate homosexuality. It merely presents a happy family that is an alternative to the traditional father/mother-headed household. The book's message is positive. It doesn't preach homosexuality or criticize parents who wish to teach their children that heterosexual, married couples are best to head families. ...

Or read what we said before:

- A fearful message: Davis library book decision illegal? - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, June 13

The American Civil Liberties Union has raised a new issue in the Davis School District controversy over the district’s decision to banish behind the counter a book about a family with two mothers.

As well as promoting intolerance and bigotry among children, which it certainly does, hiding the book out of children’s sight may also be unconstitutional. ...

- Banning books: Intolerance spurs witch hunt - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, June 5

Or comment below:

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.

  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.