Light of My Life, Fire of My Censorship
OCALA, Fla. — A 50-year-old classic novel about forbidden love is shaking things up in Marion County.
The controversy centers on the book “Lolita” and whether it’s obscene under today’s standards, WESH 2 News reported.
“Lolita” is a famous novel full of pages and pages of sexually explicit material about pedophilia.
“I believe that you, at least hypothetically, could read this book and consider it obscene,” said Terry Blaes, of Dunnellon.
She challenged the Marion County Commission to determine whether they should pull “Lolita” from public library shelves, as they have the right to do so.
“I want you to think about the effect of literature on the people who read it, children and adults,” she said.
Moral scolds: Protecting America’s children—and adults!—from great literature.