Monday, April 09, 2007


Illinois Censorship Case

In one Illinois school district, a failed effort to ban nine books from the classrooms there has set up a bitter battle for control of the board. Phylis Schlafly, who doesn't live in the district, has endorsed two candidates -- even though they say they didn't ask her to.

What does the opposition to the book banning say?

"People on the ultra-right -- the radical right -- have made this a cause celebre," Arlen Gould, campaign chairman for incumbents Bill Dussling, Alva Kreutzer and Robert Zimmanck tells The Chicago Sun Times. "They want to impose their religious beliefs in the public school arena."


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