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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Why would Steve Martin care? Because he apparently has principles about it.
Are we to start banning more books, too, because they include "questionable material," since "Memory can't be erased"?
One of the most important purposes of fiction, including plays, is to play out scenarios DIFFERENT from how we live our lives, so we can start to understand other people's perspectives, and why a reasonable person would think their choices were reasonable. I guess if people wish to ignore and shame those who live differently than themselves rather than try to understand, then we might as well only produce plays based on children's book characters.
Since when has making people uncomfortable, or being uncomfortable yourself, been an unholy sin? It's usually a sign that something productive is going on . . .
Good Luck in La Grande, Mr. Cahill. I appreciate your commitment, we need teachers like you in high schools.
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