Thursday, July 26, 2012

Don't Read Fifty Shades of Grey until you have read, 'The Marquis de Sade' by Douglas E. Lynott. Here is an excerpt: "Once the site of the local jail, the isolated castle of La Coste played host to the torment and abuse of these six girls. Within these dreary stone walls, referred to by some as a "laboratory of sadism," the Marquis de Sade held sway over every moment of the girls' day. While no official record of events exist, it is not difficult to delineate from his writings and former actions the type of behaviors on which Sade must have engaged, and forced upon his young charges. In Sade's later writings, characters were depicted as partaking in elaborately orchestrated orgies, with one character (most likely modeled after Sade himself) directing all actions. So it must have been for six weeks at La Coste. Assisted by his wife, two other young adult women domestics, and his valet, Sade assembled his captives daily for a melange of activities: masturbation, fellatio, sodomy (both hetero and homosexual), sodomy chains, and, of course, scourging... This ecstasy is portrayed by one of the protagonists of Philosophy in the Boudoir, who exclaims, "How delicious to corrupt, to stifle all semblances of virtue and religion in that young heart!" A money hungry, evil woman made multiplied millions teaching children about Witchcraft through the Harry Potter books. Now another evil woman will make multiplied millions teaching middle aged women about Sadomasicism, Whips, Chains & Sexual Bondage. Bill Clinton introduced oral sex to everyone and Barack Obama is urging homosexual marriage. What's up next? More filth, sexual perversion, occultism, violence, hatred against believers in Jesus Christ? No wonder Billy Graham's heart aches for America. My heart and that of every honest, sincere Preacher of the Gospel also aches as we cry out for a genuine Revival of Righteousness for North America and Europe at this time! - Pastor Max Solbrekken

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Book Now Banned By Libraries In 3 States
TAMARA LUSH   05/09/12 04:29 PM ET  AP

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Public libraries in several states are pulling the racy romance trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" from shelves or deciding not to order the best-seller at all, saying it's too steamy or too poorly written.

"Fifty Shades of Grey," a novel about bondage, wild sex and yes, love, has been called "mommy porn" because of its popularity among middle-aged women. It has become so well-known that "Saturday Night Live" performed a skit about it, joking that a Kindle with "Fifty Shades" uploaded on it was the perfect Mother's Day gift.
This week, the steamy books hold the top three spots on the New York Times best-seller list.
Libraries in Wisconsin, Georgia and Florida have all either declined to order the book or pulled it from shelves. Other states may soon follow.
"It's semi-pornographic," said Don Walker, a spokesman for Brevard County, Fla., where the library put 19 copies of the book on the shelves then pulled the novel after reading reviews about it. Some 200 notices had to go out to people on a waiting list to read it.
Librarians in at least four Florida counties have declined to buy the book – even though hundreds of people have requested it. Reasons range from not having the money to poor reviews.
"It doesn't suit our community standards," said Cay Hohmeister, director of libraries for Leon County – where Florida's capital, Tallahassee, is located.
In Gwinnett County, Ga., a suburb northeast of Atlanta, all 15 library branches will not carry the book.
"We do not collect erotica at Gwinnett County Public Library. That's part of our materials management collection policy. So, E L James' three books in the trilogy fit that description," said Deborah George, the county library's director of materials management.

 Grey shows Steele his "playroom," full of whips, ropes and sex toys, and asks her to sign a contract to be his "submissive" sex partner. Before Steele signs, the pair romp mostly around Seattle – where the novel is set – performing a stunning array of erotic activities. As the sex gets more daring and Steele's emotions more tangled, drama ensues.

Associated Press writer Ron Harris contributed to this report from Lawrenceville, Ga.