Alabama says no to gay books/authors

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  1. JVincent25

    JVincent25 Founding Member

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/04/26/eveningnews/main691106.shtml

     
  2. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    We should protect the hearts, souls and minds of our children.
    We should also protect our children themselves, that way all of these pedophiles
    will have a tougher time stealing them.

    Personally for what its worth, I don't see anything wrong with this position by the state or Gerald Allen
    I think the gays should go back into the closet where they have been until the last 20
    years or so, they would be better off and so would we!

    Anybody who opposes, do you have children?
    I doubt it!
     
  3. JVincent25

    JVincent25 Founding Member

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    I don't think that gays have any intentions of corrupting the 'hearts, souls, and minds' of children by writing The Color Purple.

    This is hardcore censorship at its finest.
     
  4. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    The Color purple?
    Thats a movie versus reality, quite different.
    Are you telling me there aren't any books in any library in America that does
    or doesn't promote a gay life style?
    Funny how you would know that and the intentions of gay people.
    I'm not saying I do but call me skeptical.

    Look at this listing of books
    http://www.umass.edu/stonewall/library/books/comingout.html

    Its funny how we went from having a good society until a certain point now
    everything goes, there are no boundaries anymore! :dis:
     
  5. JVincent25

    JVincent25 Founding Member

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    Did you even bother to read the article or did you just go off on a anti-'liberal', conservative tirade like always? The Color Purple (which was originally a book by the way, but I didn't expect you to know that) cannot be taught in Alabama schools now just because it contains gay characters in it, even though it has nothing to do with 'coming out' or forcing a homosexual lifestyle upon students. And a book that is written by a gay author (whether it mentions homosexuality or not) also cannot be taught, this doesn't bother you? This screams censorship.

    That list has nothing to do with this, I don't think any of those books were about to be taught in an english class.
     
  6. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    1) I knew the Color Purple was a book, I saw the movie, hint. :thumb:

    2) Anti-Liberal, Conservative, I bet you paychecks that my views were the normal 20 years ago back which means the Liberals and Dems have moved
    far left the last 20 years or so, Ronald Reagan.
    Am I a radical in your view?

    3) I would rather have books by any author in libraries no matter their backgrounds as long as they don't promote a gay lifestyle but in todays
    society I'll take what I can get!
    It does bother me a bit but so does it when someone smokes around me inside
    or outside, they have the right to smoke but it infringes on my rights when I
    have to breathe it!

    4) You didn't answer my question:
    Are you telling me there aren't any books in any library in America that does
    or doesn't promote a gay life style?
    I will agree to disagree, there are coming out books in libraries.
    I know just how radical gays on the left are and their movement! :thumb:
     
  7. Mystikalilusion

    Mystikalilusion Founding Member

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    You saw the color purple?? *points and laughs at sourdoughman*

    Me, i'm not a big Prince fan myself but whatever gets you through the day. . . :hihi:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. red55

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    So history concerning Alexander the Great couldn't be taught in Alabama, eh? What will be next I wonder. No mention of dinosaurs because they ain't in the bible? The other southern states can always count on Alabama to keep us from being the yokel capital of the world.

    People want to make their own decisions about what to read, not have it made for them by some fundamentalist state legislator.
     
  9. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    Its funny, I would think the same thing before I had children.
    I also could've cared less about the school system and many other things that
    happened in our society.

    Having Kids changed this for me, I'm more aware and sensitive about things.
    I don't want my kids going to the library and finding garbage promoting gay
    lifestyles and other issues that are offensive to myself.
    If I didn't have kids, I could care less.
    Our libraries shouldn't be promoting lifestyles, that should be done in the home.

    Kids are too vulnerable of any age, it is societies and parents duty to look
    after them!

    Isn't Alabama where they took the Ten Commandments out of the state building?
    If so, maybe not as radical right winged as some might think.
     
  10. CParso

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    What the hell is it that you're afraid of Sourdoughman? You're kids are going to read a book about gays or by a gay author & decide that they too would enjoy a homosexual lifestyle?

    Before you ask me, no I don't have kids, but only a few years ago I was a kid. And I wasn't so damn retarded as to think that because gays were actually capable of writing that I should have to read their books. Nor was I stupid enough to think that because a character in a book is gay, I should be gay.

    Who cares whether the books promote gay lifestyles? Ignorant people who don't use common sense or logic and only rely on their prejudice to make decisions - that's who.
     

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