Wednesday, April 29, 2009

West Bend, Wisconsin, follows amazonfail

According to Publishers Weekly, the County Council of West Bend, Wisconsin, dismissed four members of the library board because they refused to remove "controversial" books (i.e. books about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues) from the public library system.

GLBT? Gee, where have we heard that before?

It seems two library patrons complained about glbt books in the YA section of the library. Hey! That's the section where young people questioning their sexuality might discover that they don't have to off themselves! The patrons accused the library of promoting "the overt indoctrination of the gay agenda in our community."

The library board members refused to remove the books and they were fired.

Was it only a few blog posts ago when I relegated job discrimination to the dim past? I guess you can't be fired for being gay, but you can be fired for being pro-gay.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Update on West Bend Library here:

http://www.ala.org/ala/alonline/currentnews/newsarchive/2009/may2009/westbendbdslammed5409.cfm

May 6, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

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