Sunday, March 05, 2006

Right Wing Wack Jobs Of The Week

Good Lord, It's Gay Penguins!
Please allow me to digress from music for the moment, if I may, and observe the latest round of idiocy from the wack jobs of the right. No, I'm not talking about South Dakota's decision to set up the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade for the new Bush Supreme Court -- that's not wacky, that's downright evil. I'm talking about the decision by a Missouri public library to remove from the children's section a book telling the true story of two male penguins who adopted a baby penguin. Seems some parents complained about the book's "homosexual undertones." Notably, the library didn't remove the book entirely, but rather shifted it into the nonfiction section. Obviously, by doing so, they'll avoid any risk of fundamentalist nutcases accidentally stumbling upon it, as such people are unlikely to visit the nonfiction shelves, where they may inadvertently encounter... facts.

(Incidentally, decided to check out to see if any wack jobs had left nasty messages about the book... and, of course, I wasn't disappointed.)


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