Do you think it would be wrong to "white-out" 3 cuss words in a Christian book? This book and a couple of others are by a popular Christian publishing company. The entire book has a great message. Why was the publisher able to give us 270 pages of words without cussing and felt the need to include those 3 words? (I am going to write to the publisher and ask them the same question.)
Reading the story, I am sure there are more cusses that could have been included but weren't. We have readers who will be very offended to see those words in print - - - so I want to hide them. Also, when we read offensive words, they stick in our mind and I would prefer not to see them, too.
Disclaimer: this is not a Christian news article, it is from the secular Boston Globe. However, it deals with the concept of censorship and I think it makes some good points. I thought it was fascinating that the author used several of the same examples that I used in my response (back in June 2010) to Lynda!
While church libraries may not stock Tom Sawyer, etc., there may be Christian schools who need to decide on whether to purchase the original or adapted versions of certain titles. Some food for thought.
BTW, Lynda, did you ever get a response from the author of the biography? Please keep us posted!