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The unfortunate family was apprehended in 1944 and Anne Frank ultimately died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne’s father, Otto Frank, the only known survivor of the family. The diary has now been published in more than 60 different languages.
In the United States however, a Michigan mother has decided that the famous diary is “pornographic.” Gail Horalek made the porn comparison because, in the full and unedited version of the book, Frank writes about her (gasp) genitalia, explains the Christian Post. That source alone is enough to make one suspicious that this is yet another assault on common sense by the God Believers.
Horalek filed a formal complaint with the school district, and says the school should remove the book, use the edited version, or at least have parents sign a permission slip before making kids read the unedited version. Fox 2 Detroit offers up the offending passage, which reads in part:
Horalek says she discovered the material when her daughter read it and told her mother it made her uncomfortable. “It doesn’t mean my child is sheltered, it doesn’t mean I live in a bubble, and it doesn’t mean I’m trying to ban books,” Horalek tells the Northville Patch.
Religion is damaging indeed and it’s likely the mother’s Christian sensibilities were upset by the ‘disgusting filth’ written by a young girl describing her body, months before she was to die in a Nazi concentration camp.