Mike Adams

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Dear Bill O’Reilly:

Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois, recently assigned the pornographic book “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” to students as young as 14 as a required reading. Somehow they didn’t expect parents to be offended by its graphic sexuality and overt racism. But, of course, they were. And that is why I am proud to report that the school has decided to make the reading “optional” over-riding the gay teacher’s original intentions.

But I hope The Factor will take a look at a few excerpts from the book and consider a segment asking what educational value the book could possibly have. For example, in one scene a man asks another to (f-bomb deleted) him and “make him bleed.” He also asks him to violently (f-bomb deleted) him and “make it hurt.”

Regrettably, there is a scene in the book where a man – in the midst of sodomizing another – notices that his condom has broken. The man being sodomized simply says “Keep it going. Infect me. I don’t care. I don’t care.” It seems clear that these students are learning something from this book. But, Bill, are they learning a good thing? Or is it something that could get them “infected?”

There are numerous scenes in this book that are just too strange to comprehend. For example, a gay man explains that his nose is really just a sex organ. Then he reaches for another man’s pants to demonstrate. It’s tough to understand how such a thing could be viewed as part of a legitimate effort to educate people sexually. It’s also tough to understand how something could be seen as promoting positive health practices.

Bill, I won’t bore (or nauseate) you with many graphic excerpts. Indeed, the 158-word book includes the “f-word” 50 times along with numerous uses of the “n-word” and “c-word.” I’m certain the book is profane enough to offend more than just some fastidious sense of squeamishness. Even the hardest of sensibilities would be offended by the interjection of strong anti-Catholic and racist rhetoric into an already sexually explicit work of violent pornography.

But aside from the more specific anti-Catholic rhetoric like “suck my (d-word deleted), Mother Teresa,” there are other more generalized anti-religious remarks like “God (f-bomb deleted) dammit to hell” and “Jesus (f-bomb deleted) this (GD deleted) thing.”

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.