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Gay book ban goal of state lawmaker

  1. Dec 4, 2004 #1

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    News from Alabama..

    http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1101896768316400.xml

    MONTGOMERY - An Alabama lawmaker who sought to ban gay marriages now wants to ban novels with gay characters from public libraries, including university libraries.

    A bill by Rep. Gerald Allen, R-Cottondale, would prohibit the use of public funds for "the purchase of textbooks or library materials that recognize or promote homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle." Allen said he filed the bill to protect children from the "homosexual agenda."

    "Our culture, how we know it today, is under attack from every angle," Allen said in a press conference Tuesday.

    Allen said that if his bill passes, novels with gay protagonists and college textbooks that suggest homosexuality is natural would have to be removed from library shelves and destroyed.

    "I guess we dig a big hole and dump them in and bury them," he said.
     
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  3. Dec 4, 2004 #2
    Despite everything i've said about liberals, who i still don't like, can imoveto canada, because i really don't want to be affiliated with that ass(well he's probably actually an elephant, but that's not the point).


    I can understand not approving, or holding a position that homosexuality is wrong, i don't think such a position is right, but i can understand where a person with that belief is coming from at least. However, the book banning is down right wrong. It violates the principle of the 1st, and 14th amendments(equal protection), if not the letter.

    However this proposal is nothing new. Even children's books like "A day in the life of a Policeman" are taken off the shelves for being 'sexist.' This kind of crap is just that:crap. It comes from both the left and the right who are all trying to force their own views down everyone else's throats and i am friggin sick of it.

    You know what, screw moving to canada, its proabably not any better there. I'm moving to a deserted island without another human for 500 miles. Maybe there i won't have to develop high blood pressure over *******s who aren't worth it.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2004 #3

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    What I found amusing is that when I was a kid growing up in Alabama the big thing was book-BURNING. But oh, things have changed so much since then.
    Now they just want to BURY the books in a hole.
    Smells like progress to me!
     
  5. Dec 5, 2004 #4
    Of course it's progress! If you burn books you let all these evil greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. Bury them and the paper decomposes naturally.
    Makes perfect sense to me...
     
  6. Dec 5, 2004 #5

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    LOL! :rofl: An excellent point!! It's an enviromentally-friendly bill!
     
  7. Dec 5, 2004 #6

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    Well, there's been some speculation on how different cultures enact authoritarian policies against books.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2004 #7

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    I was going to recommend Tristan da Cunha, but I did a quick check and found that it's too late.

    I think Palmyra, in the South Pacific, is still available - though there is the small matter of some silly curse.
     
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  9. Dec 5, 2004 #8

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    #5 was my favorite!!! :rofl:
     
  10. Dec 5, 2004 #9
    I'd settle for pitcairn, there's only 20 people there. And its its own country
    :cool:. Except 1/4 are rapists... so maybe not...

    Tristan de cunha would probably do. But i'd rather have some random spit of land in the south pacific to which imight periodicallyimport afew tahitian beauties
    :tongue:
     
  11. Dec 5, 2004 #10

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    ...who read Kafka and Camus :approve:
     
  12. Dec 5, 2004 #11
    Im getting tired of this religious extremism. If this path is taken, who knows where we'll end up. Barring gay from schools? Lynching gays for their sexuality? Initiatives are already underway to get rid of gay marriage, what next?

    I say marriage is too controversial :tongue2: . We should place a ban on marriage altogether, heterosexual and otherwise :biggrin: . We'd be... a nation of swingers.
     
  13. Dec 5, 2004 #12
    SCORE!!!!


    Now that's what i call paradise :biggrin:
     
  14. Dec 5, 2004 #13

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  15. Dec 5, 2004 #14

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    I saw this guy on Hannity and Colmes. He was stuttering and incoherent, and didn't answer any of the questions he was asked. It's amazing that he could even get elected.
     
  16. Dec 5, 2004 #15
    Anyone can get elected as long as big business is backing you. This guy wasn't chosen for his abilities or for his representing the majority. He was chosen because he agreed with the neo-conservatives... Yes, chosen.
     
  17. Dec 5, 2004 #16

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    How the hell would you know why this guy was elected? Had you even heard of him before this thread was posted? There are people in government who are not neo-conservatives and there are even people in government that are not the least bit friendly to corporations. Just look at California. Most of the legislators here pander to big unions and immigrants.
     
  18. Dec 5, 2004 #17
    Newsflash: Bigot elected in Alabama.

    Next week: Black man makes Rap album.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2004 #18

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    It wasn't the fact that he was a bigot that startled me. There are eloquent bigots in the world. This man was shaking as he spoke and could barely put together a sentence.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2004 #19
    Newsflash: Imbecile elected in Alabama.
     
  21. Dec 6, 2004 #20
    Ok... Chosen by big business, or elected by masses controlled by media owned by big business, Whatever. Really.
     
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