From the blog of Jacob Heilbrunn in the USA:
January 29, 2010 01:59 PM
This is the 65th anniversary of the Red Army’s liberation of Auschwitz, the complex of death camps located near Kracow that the Nazis used to murder European Jewry. Culpeper County public school officials have, according to today’s Washington Post, decided to discontinue assigning Anne Frank’s diary because a parent complained that the book “includes sexually explicit material and homosexual themes.” The director of instruction, one James Allen, says the book will no longer be used in classes, but retained in the library. …
These kinds of stories are not entirely uncommon, of course, as censorship in the school system is a perennial issue. But that Virginia would go so far as to restrict access to Anne Frank’s unexpurgated thoughts is another sign of what’s amiss in America today. Censoring Anne Frank in the name of morality, after all, is an immoral act.
See also here.
Censorship on US TV: here.