Duke University asks incoming freshmen to read one book over the summer before classes start. This year the university chose Fun Home, Alison Bechdel's award-winning graphic memoir about her childhood. But some of Duke's incoming students are refusing to read Fun Home because Jesus hates lesbians. Duke Chronicle:
Several incoming freshmen decided not to read “Fun Home” because its sexual images and themes conflicted with their personal and religious beliefs. Freshman Brian Grasso posted in the Class of 2019 Facebook page July 26 that he would not read the book “because of the graphic visual depictions of sexuality,” igniting conversation among students. The graphic novel, written by Alison Bechdel, chronicles her relationship with her father and her issues with sexual identity. “I feel as if I would have to compromise my personal Christian moral beliefs to read it,” Grasso wrote in the post.... [Several] freshmen agreed with Grasso that the novel’s images conflicted with their beliefs. Freshman Bianca D’Souza said that while the novel discussed important topics, she did not find the sexual interactions appropriate and could not bring herself to view the images depicting nudity.
God forbid you should have to read something at college that challenges your beliefs.
For the record, there are precisely two depictions of lesbian sex in Fun Home—and neither is pornographic—and a musical version of Fun Home is currently running on Broadway. But good Christian students should probably stick with the Bible and its family-friendly moral lessons...
Now Lot went up out of Zoar and lived in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to live in Zoar. So he lived in a cave with his two daughters. And the firstborn said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the earth. Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” So they made their father drink wine that night. And the firstborn went in and lay with her father. He did not know when she lay down or when she arose.
The next day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father. Let us make him drink wine tonight also. Then you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve offspring from our father.” So they made their father drink wine that night also. And the younger arose and lay with him, and he did not know when she lay down or when she arose. Thus both the daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father. The firstborn bore a son and called his name Moab. He is the father of the Moabites to this day. The younger also bore a son and called his name Ben-ammi. He is the father of the Ammonites to this day.
The backstory: Lot was the only good and decent man in the doomed city of Sodom—doomed by sin—but Lot managed to flee in the nick of time with his wife and daughters after two angels sent by God to destroy Sodom warned Lot to get the hell out of town. The angels gave Lot the heads-up after the men of Sodom demanded that Lot hand the angels over so the mob could "know them." Nudge, nudge. Lot, being the only good and decent man in the doomed city of Sodom, naturally offered his two daughters—both virgins—to the mob to be raped in place of the angels: "Behold," Lot tells the mob, "I have two daughters who have not known any man. Let me bring them out to you, and do to them as you please."
So Lot's virgin daughters drugged and raped their dad a few days after their dad offered them to a mob to be raped themselves—oh, and Mrs. Lot never got to meet her grandsons because God murdered her on the way out of town. (Here's the brilliant Julia Sweeney on Sodom and Gomorrah.) No last name is given for the Lot clan, but they sound like Duggars to me.