Lynchburg School Board Upholds Standard of Decency for Students

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2000
NEWS CONTACT: Joe Glover – 804-419-4483 ext. 456

Lynchburg, VA – A Virginia pro-family group is praising Lynchburg City School Board members for voting to remove a graphic illustration of a woman’s vagina from a textbook intended for high school science students.

Joe Glover, President of the Virginia-based Family Policy Network said, “The picture in question is far more graphic than necessary. It’s practically pornographic. Kids don’t need to see something that explicit in order to understand the birds and the bees.”

The controversial graphic was included in the text book along with other drawings of nude women and men. Several Lynchburg residents contacted school board members to request they vote to remove or cover the picture if the textbook were to be adopted. The controversial graphic was included in the text book along with other drawings of nude women and men. Several Lynchburg residents contacted school board members to request they vote to remove or cover the picture if the textbook were to be adopted.

Glover praised the action by school board members saying, “This vote signals to students that modesty is an important virtue when dealing with sexuality. Most people who saw that textbook feel the School Board did the right thing.”

Family Policy Network is Virginia’s American Family Association affiliate organization.

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For more information on this story, see:
Virginia AP Wire Story
Lynchburg Newspaper Story

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