The Pitch explains how the system works:
Blue Valley labors to inform parents about book content, sending home a letter at the beginning of the school year outlining the books that students will be assigned, Edwards says. Blue Valley also maintains a Web site that summarizes each book; recaps any profanity, sexual content or violence in a movie-rating-style warning; and explains each book's purpose in the curriculum.The Pitch also chronicles Motley's self-described porn addiction, and his struggle with his wife's death and the death of a foster child who had formerly lived with Motley and his wife. After that, "Motley realized that he and God had shared a similar experience. God allowed Jesus to be crushed. Letting Brian go back into foster care, Motley had inadvertently let Brian be crushed."
Parents who don't approve of a book can request that their children read a different title, Edwards says. They also can pull their children from the class.
ClassKC members say these remedies only single out their children, isolating them from classrooms. They say other kids tease their children.
So, rather than having their children sit out a particular lesson when they object to a specific book, parents are trying to change the curriculum for everyone else's kids.
And if he's like God, why shouldn't he be able to keep other people's children from reading great literature.