Minnesota Students Assigned Controversial Anti-Christian Novel Laden with Sexual Themes

Students at Centennial High School in Circle Pines, Minn., are assigned to read “The Poet X,” a novel that has been banned in other districts which are concerned about its sexual content.

The Poet X is a collection of poems that tell the story of a young girl named Xiomara and “the conflict between Xiomara’s religion and the expression of her sexuality,” per Carnegie Mellon University’s Banned Books Project. This central theme is “explored in depth” throughout the work, the project reports.

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North Carolina Couple Sues to Block ‘The Poet X’ from Their Son’s Highschool Class

A North Carolina family is suing to keep young adult novel “The Poet X” from being read in their son’s freshman class at Huntersville-based Lake Norman Charter School. On Monday, John and Robin Coble appealed to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia to overturn a North Carolina district court ruling; the family claims the assignment violates their freedom of religion.

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