A dangerous man, Wesley Scroggins expressed his believes and views about SPEAK and before I muck everything up I thought to just include a excerpt from Laurie Halse Anderson's blog post so that you can witness the ASSHAT Mr. Wesley in action.
Wesley Scroggins is an associate professor of management at Missouri State
University. He was also a speaker at Reclaiming Missouri for Christ, a recent
seminar whose purpose was to “To educate our pastors, legislators, educators,
students, and all citizens as to the truth about America’s Christian Heritage
and the role of fundamental, Biblical Christianity in the establishment and
function of our legal, legislative, and educational system, and to work towards
the successful reestablishment of these values in our society.”
(Note: I love Jesus. My dad is a United Methodist minister. I point out
Scroggins’ affiliation with this group so readers can understand his larger
Can you believe that!!! Mr. Wesley thought that the rape scenes in SPEAK were considered porn. AGGGGGG! SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson is an amazing book that I believed helped many victims of Rape to SPEAK UP and give their horrible crime a voice and not keep it quiet.
So, you know what I am going to do? Although I already have two copies of SPEAK (one worn out and the other a special anniversary edition) I am going to buy a few more copies today and give it out to my friends and suggest they do the same. Wouldn't it be amazing to have SPEAK at the top of the best sellers list again right before banned books week and while someone is trying to ban it? I think so. Let's
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