Posts Tagged ‘Censorship’

25th September
2014
written by Richard

The Board of Education has just had their attention directed to a most deplorable state of morals existing in our schools; and the evil has been traced to some degraded persons . . . poisoning the minds of boys and girls.  —Reverend Samuel J. Shaw, United Presbyterian Church, San Diego.

In 1903 San Diego, the 14th century novel The Decameron, was the target of the book censors.  Read about the Deplorable State of Morals.

Reverend Samuel Shaw. From Smythe, History of San Diego.

Reverend Samuel Shaw. From Smythe, History of San Diego.

1st October
2010
written by Richard

This is a book of defamation, of depravity, written by an atheistic, degenerate mind—and yet it is honored with a place in Public Libraries.  —San Diego Patriotic Society, January 1963.

The issue of “banned books” has been with society for centuries.  Here’s a story of how the San Diego Public Library coped with censorship in 1963.  Read: The Last Temptation.