Thursday, April 28, 2005

Theocracy Alert

CBS News Alabama Bill Targets Gay Authors

Republican Alabama lawmaker Gerald Allen says homosexuality is an unacceptable lifestyle. As CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann reports, under his bill, public school libraries could no longer buy new copies of plays or books by gay authors, or about gay characters.

"I don't look at it as censorship," says State Representative Gerald Allen. "I look at it as protecting the hearts and souls and minds of our children."

Books by any gay author would have to go: Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and Gore Vidal. Alice Walker's novel "The Color Purple" has lesbian characters.

Allen originally wanted to ban even some Shakespeare. After criticism, he narrowed his bill to exempt the classics, although he still can't define what a classic is. Also exempted now Alabama's public and college libraries.

Would you like a nice pink triangle to go with your yellow star?


Anonymous Scott said...

This is a wonderful trend. Perhaps we should not allow anyone in a position of political power if they have family or friends that are gay, because they too may become infected by the pink menace. I understand our good buddy Dick Cheney has one of "those" in his family. Apparently, he is a carrier of the Rainbow Plague. We have no time to lose, he should be quarantined immediately, to protect Der Fuhror, although even he was recently seen kissing guys among the bluebonnets, so it may already be too late for him.

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