Re "Davis district sued over flap about lesbian mothers book" (Tribune, Nov. 13):
The legal action involving the Davis County School District and Patricia Polacco's book In Our Mother's House is an embarrassment. A report from the school district states that parents believe the book "normalizes a lifestyle we don't agree with."
The book is certainly antithetical to the homogeneity of Davis County's religious identity, but is that reason enough to ban it? Further, is there any validity in a pedagogy that censors contrarian viewpoints, instead of embraces them?