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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Don't Get Him Angry...You Won't Like Him Angry

There is a politician in Alabama that has presented a bill that would remove a few books from library shelves in his state. Hmmm...this has the stink of something that is going to piss off Matty.

A list of books that would be banned:
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Long Day's Journey into Night
  • In Cold Blood
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Other Voices, Other Rooms
  • The Grass Harp
  • The Color Purple
Every book by gay authors or containing gay characters. That's a lot of good books. According to our Alabamanese friend, he is afraid that if our children are exposed to the material that ACKNOWLEDGES the homosexual "lifestyle" they might begin to believe it exists. Well, Mr. Gerald Allen, it does...I hate to burst your bubble. He is comparing this bill to efforts to steer children clear of drugs and STDs. Just as I have never gotten high, or the clap from a book...I don't think any children are going to 'become' gay by reading some great American classics. If you would like to talk to Mr. Gerald Allen of of Alabama you should give him a call. Here are his numbers:
  • State House: (334) 242-7758
  • Home: (205) 556-5310
And, just in case your First Amendment doesn't feel bruised, yet...here is a quote from Rep. Allen:

"I don't call it as censorship. I like to think of it as protecting the hearts and minds of southerners."


Blogger EXSENO said...

That jerk, First of all I don't think any books should be banned for any reason.BIG invasion of our rights. If he doesn't like them he doesn't have to read them.

Second of all what in the "H" could be offensive about Breakfast At Tiffany's ?????

Somebody please give the jerk a lobotomy.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Extra Ordinary Boy said...

It was written by Truman Capote...a gay man. Thank you for seeing my point exactly. Stories written by gay authors, with no homosexual characters or storylines would also be banned.

11:02 AM  

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