Proposed ‘Twilight’ Ban May Be Most Ridiculous Law Ever


In today’s dose of WTF news, it looks like someone out there is trying to ban Twilight books from library shelves in Texas. Apparently, the books are being deemed as “too demonic” and they shouldn’t be in the young adult section of libraries due to their graphic and sexual tone. Uh ... ok. It looks like someone is about a decade late in their argument here.

In what I’m sure a lot of people will view as another tired debate, Pastor Phillip Missick of Cleveland has asked the Austin Memorial Library to remove the Twilight series from its branch.

I understand they have the right to these books, but I also have a right to complain about them. This is dark. There’s a sexual element. You have creatures that aren’t human. I think it’s dangerous for our kids.

What's next? Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy?

First off, the Twilight series has been around for almost a decade now and they are not going away anytime soon. Second, we’re talking about a public library here, not a church. If the pastor felt the need to ban the books at his own building, then so be it, but to demand they be banned in a public library is utterly bizarre. If we’re going to be banning books about vampires, we might as well be crossing off Harry Potter too. This pastor is missing his mark here, big time.

I mean, if we want to be completely honest, the only thing that I’d call demonic is Kristen Stewart’s acting skills in those movies (ha!). It’s called fiction-writing, people. Move on!

What do you think of the proposed Twilight book ban?

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nonmember avatar Jessica

Lmao I bought died laughing when I read this, this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read, first off there is nothing wrong with TWILIGHT. I think this is so stupid to want to band TWILIGHT from liberties. I have read them many times and even my 7 year old daughter loves f2f he movies!!

Nichole Neathery

Doesn't bother me. Own the box set. Lol. But it is seriously way out of line for too demonic and sexual to be used as an excuse

nonmember avatar June

The whole thing is ridiculous! Come on people it's a fantasy love story! Where is peoples faith? Can't they tell the difference? Sad. I will pray for people like him.

Debbie Ruddy

That is just crazy , it is a cute clean story about Love .

nonmember avatar Sharon

Am sorry but anit they more important things foe this , Pastor Phillip Missick to do then try to get my twilight books out of the library. Dont get me started, why dont you just find something important to do like get money for kidsor ssomething ugggg leave twilight alone

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