Ban gay books! Save the children!
Remember kids: if you read books about gay people, it's very likely that you'll turn into a gay, too! Oh, no!
Mirroring the heated debate over gay marriage, three of the 10 most challenged books in the nation last year were cited for homosexual themes - the highest number in a decade, according to the American Library Association. [link]
Here's a reason I love librarians:
American Library Association officials said they are battling these efforts as contrary to intellectual freedom.
"It all comes down to the imposition of your views on other people. To be honest, it seems to me to be downright un-American," said Michael Gorman, head of the library association.
He said the library association believes parents are responsible for what their children read.
"But it's important that the general public understand that there are people who want to censor the reading of other people's children," he added.
Ah, the battle over banned books. Nothing else can make my blood pressure rise so quickly.
(There's another link about this here, but I'm having problems with the site right now. And thanks to Fox for the link!)