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(Toronto Star)   High school bans Elvis Presley's music for being too sexually suggestive. This is not a repeat from 1956   ( thestar.com) divider line
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2013-01-03 05:38:28 PM  
2 votes:
Utah kind of is a repeat from 1956. Mormon women wanted to make a statement about their role in the church so a bunch of them went to church in pants instead of skirts. It's a little progress-resistant bubble.
2013-01-03 05:37:36 PM  
2 votes:
It seems pretty consistent in school censorship stories that a SINGLE complaint will result in censorship. What's the deal with that?
2013-01-03 08:10:50 PM  
1 vote:
It's UTAH. Who is really all that surprised? I don't think even Texas would try to pull this one off.
2013-01-03 06:37:46 PM  
1 vote:

BizarreMan: So I pulled up the song list on Wikipedia for the play and the only song that I can think might cause problems in Utah is maybe "A little less conversation".

The SLTrib article suggests the offensive content might be a scene where "a girl dresses up as a boy and kisses a boy." Mormons have a real stick up their collective asses when it comes to gender identity, having a lot to do with gender/sex being an inherent part of one's eternal identity and role on Earth. So for them, there is no blurring that line. Seriously, that's why Mormon women wearing pants to church was a big deal and brought backlash. They even ban cross-dressing on Halloween. Eternally grateful I wasn't born into that ideological swamp.
2013-01-03 05:54:52 PM  
1 vote:
I can't blame them. I'd never heard of this Elvis guy so I googled some of his lyrics. I couldn't even bring myself to repeat them in their entirety.

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2013-01-03 05:53:46 PM  
1 vote:
Read the header and knew it only had to be one state. Yup, it's Utah.
2013-01-03 05:52:33 PM  
1 vote:
Not the South, please, not the South...

...Wait, you mean it's not in the South?

//no, seriously, really surprised
2013-01-03 05:50:56 PM  
1 vote:

Richard Johnson: I recommend a heavy dose of AC/DC

Perhaps we should throw some Big Balls in their neck of the woods.
2013-01-03 05:46:53 PM  
1 vote:
I recommend a heavy dose of AC/DC
2013-01-03 05:41:02 PM  
1 vote:
Herriman.. figures.
the most derpy of our most derpy state legislators was from there..
so glad he's gone
2013-01-03 05:04:54 PM  
1 vote:
One self-righteous, delusional f*cktard

/that's all it takes these days
//of course, it is Utah
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