University summer reading has incoming freshman Christian Duke students upset. The book, “Fun Home” is sexual explicit homosexually driven book that would “compromise my personal Christian moral beliefs” according to freshman Brian Grasso.
Christian students won’t read ‘pornographic’ recommended book
Carey Lodge/ Christian Today
Christian students at Duke university have refused to read a recommended book, claiming that it conflicts with their religious beliefs.
The North Carolina university sends out a suggested summer reading list every year to its incoming students, but it is not compulsory. However one freshman, Brian Grasso, posted in the Duke Class of 2019 Facebook page on July 26 that he would not read Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, as suggested by the list, “because of the graphic visual depictions of sexuality”.
The 2006 graphic memoir addresses struggles with sexual identity, sexual development and gender roles. Grasso said that the images displayed in the book would make him “compromise my personal Christian moral beliefs”.
According to Inside Higher Ed, Grasso accused Duke of being insensitive towards those who hold conservative values. “I objected because I think sexuality is becoming more and more commonplace in our culture, and that’s a risk,” he is reported as saying.
“Universities like Duke which are very pro-sex risk isolating or even discriminating against people with conservative beliefs.
Read the complete article about Christian students at Duke at Christian Today