Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Burn, Baby Burn

A group identified as the Christian Civil Liberities Union has filed a suit in West Bend, WI seeking "the right to publicly burn or destroy by another means the library’s copy of Baby Be-Bop." Seems four elderly readers "claim their mental and emotional well-being was damaged by this book at the library,” which tells the story of a young teen coping with his homosexuality and suffering an attack of a homophobic gang.

That's right, even as the people of Iran march for freedom we have folks that literally want to burn books.

And in order to have suffered didn't they have to read the book?

1 comment:

judy's hubby said...

It's funny that these same people are probably in the group that was all for the USA Patriot Act and claim that Barack Obama is taking away the right of Americans and turning this country into a beacon of socialism.

Honestly, that disturbs me more than The CCLU suing for the right to commit an act of vandalism legally.