To add insult to injury, when I was researching this a couple days ago I discovered that Tamora Pierce, the best-selling young adult. fantasy author
made a very critical post to her personal blog earlier this week concerning Christian concerns about the books and the upcoming film that she called “The Legions of Darkness Are Arming” (the Legions of Darkness refer to Christian parents).
In her post she calls Christian children whose parents don’t want them to see the film “their little robots” and ridicules the parents for being “scared they might be wrong” about their religious beliefs.
She made a number of other snide remarks about the “religious right” (which seems to include Catholics in her mind) and made fun of parents raising their children in organized religions in several other comments to the thread.
I’ve never read any of her books myself, but reading that thread got me to look into them, and I discovered that the teenage characters in her books usually have sex at some point while using artificial birth control. What bothers me the most right now though is that she’s ridiculing parents for making responsible parental choices for their children about this movie and these books in a forum where any kid who’s a fan can read what she’s saying. One of my babysitters reads her books and told me Pierce is like a ‘rock star,” so I decided I should pass this on to other parents for their information, in case their daughters read her books.
I hope that’s okay for this thread.