I just read about this very innovative children’s book that seems to have spawned a little controversy in a small town in my state. It seems that two Dutch authors wrote a children’s book about two men who end up getting married. It was translated into English and presumably imported to America, among other countries. There it was donated by a now anonymous patron to the Lower Macungie Township Library, and was checked out by an unsuspecting parent of a 2 year old, who was brought up short by a kiss at the alter while reading it to her child.
We all know just how insidious is the homosexual agenda, but hey, they’ve really stooped low, trying to turn 2 year olds into queers! (OK, sarcasm does not become me.) The book instigated a federal lawsuit in Massachusetts last year, which was dismissed.
You have to give some credit to the Lower Macungie Board of Supervisors, who responded to a petition from 40 people asking that the book be removed from the library, by supporting the library’s decision refusing to remove the book.
”That’s what a public library does, and you make the choice,” Rhode said. ”We certainly want parents to make that decision for their children — not one parent making that decision for all children.”
Rhode said that in her three years as director, no book has been removed from the collection despite at least one other challenge of a graphic novel in the young adult section.
The Board upheld the decision of the Library director.
Supervisor Chairman Kenneth DeAngelis, who also is president of the library board, said that if the supervisors interjected, they would be micromanaging the nonprofit library. Though the supervisors appoint the library’s board and tax money supports the library, he said, the board is independent.
Hear, hear for the library!