First off, I attend a Catholic school and today I decided to head over to the library to find a book to read. I went to the Religion section and as I started passing the rows of books, I came to one which took me by surprise, it was The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I took it up to the front desk to borrow it and then I headed straight out and went to my R.E teacher. I asked him what this book was doing in a Catholic school’s library and he told me that it’s a interesting read and its good to know other people’s views. He did agree that it was anti-catholic but suggested that I read it. Fine, but I didn’t even bother to flip a page. I returned it and then went back to the Religion section and found another book which made me faint of shock, The Remarkable Gift: Being Gay and Catholic. I gingerly looked through the pages and saw that the writer (a priest, mind you) was using bible verses that condemn homosexuality and twisted them. One example was that God did not destroy Sodom because of the sodomites in it but rather because the people were unwelcoming. The book also tried to justify that homosexual acts were normal! I shoved the book back in its shelf and I was tempted to rip it to shreds there and then!
Should I sneak the books out and hide them somewhere where no one will ever find them? Is it right to have these kinds of books in a Catholic school?