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Think of the Children! Right-Wing in a Tizzy Over Nazi Librarian Liberals and Their Banned Book Week

Banned Book Week has caused a tizzy among the outraged church ladies of the far right.

In a blog for the traditional family promoting Illinois Family Institute, Laurie Higgins lambasted the “self-righteous, dissembling, and politically partisan American Library Association (ALA)” for whining about banned books while they refused to stock conservative-valued paperbacks on their shelves.

“The ALA pursues its hysteria-fomenting goal chiefly by ridiculing parents who, for example, don’t want their six-year-olds seeing books about children or anthropomorphized animals being raised by parents in homoerotic relationships,” she said, apparently still thinking censoring some books is a good idea.

Then a few paragraphs later, she  blamed those taxpayer-mocking librarians for being the real censors because they refuse to stock books promoting her ‘Christian’, anti-gay values.

“Will they ask for novels about teens who suffer because of the harrowing fights and serial ‘marriages’ of their lesbian mothers?,” she opined. “Will they ask for picture books that show the joy a little birdie experiences when after the West Nile virus deaths of her two daddies, she’s finally adopted by a daddy and mommy?”

Of course not, she ranted, because the real censorship happens behind the scenes these days, all at the hands of liberal librarians wielding their purchasing power.

Higgins was also not the only conservative blaming liberals for the book banning ‘farce.’

Always outraged Linda Harvey went so far to call progressives “modern-day Nazis” who only want certain ideas represented in libraries while purposely ignoring other really good ones (like hers).

“[The] library profession seems reluctant to allow kids to read conservative books. Doesn’t this seem rather hypocritical to you? ” she asked.

“Some folks,” she added, pointing at librarians, “believe that the whole purpose is to get some very, very questionable material in front of kids and label any concerned parents as ‘book banners.’ It’s a slick strategy and has resulted in lots of really inappropriate material now in front of children everywhere”

She then concluded that while the Nazi liberals are giving kids trash to read, they are bypassing “really valuable information” especially her own anti-LGBT book, ‘Maybe He’s Not Gay,’ which sadly to her, is not a popular school library pick.

Photo Credit: Book Guide (Julie B. who looked like one of the worst of the ‘criminal librarians’)

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