Callie sorts through her relationship with several boys while working on the set design for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi.
Having read Raina Telgemeier’s earlier graphic novel, Smile, I was eager to purchase Drama for our library.
We picked up Smile from the Scholastic Book Fair and our students raved about it. So when it came time to select books for our Battle of the Books competition this year, we thought this graphic novel would make a great choice.
We were shocked to discover its predominant theme: homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle. Very significantly, the author chose to include twin brothers who were gay. When I told the Bible and Psychology teacher at Webster Christian School about the book, he said that the gay community is frustrated by the fact that studies of twins do not indicate a genetic predisposition to homosexuality.
Needless to say, we did not include the book in our collection. While we believe that people trapped in the bondage of homosexuality deserve our prayers, counsel, love and help to break free, we do recognize it as a sin that God judges (Romans 1:18-32).