Texas Redhead Loser, This One’s For You
Alton Verm, of Conroe, objects to the language and content in [a book assigned to his daughter’s high school class]. His 15-year-old daughter Diana, a CCHS sophomore, came to him Sept. 21 with her reservations about reading the book because of its language.
“The book had a bunch of very bad language in it,” Diana Verm said. “It shouldn’t be in there because it’s offending people. … If they can’t find a book that uses clean words, they shouldn’t have a book at all.”
So what book is it? Set your irony meter on high:
Alton Verm filed a “Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials” Thursday with the district regarding “Fahrenheit 451,” written by Ray Bradbury and published in 1953. He wants the district to remove the book from the curriculum.
You can’t even make up that kind of stuff. But it only gets funnier:
“It’s just all kinds of filth,” said Alton Verm, adding that he had not read “Fahrenheit 451.”
And just when you think you can’t take any more:
Alton Verm’s request to ban “Fahrenheit 451” came during the 25th annual Banned Books Week.
Hat tip goes to Positive Liberty, where Jason Kuznicki suggests they just burn the book.