Well, if you live in Alabama, and heating oil prices are just too darn high, you can warm yourself up with one of their alternatives fuels - you can choose between burning books or crosses. First, Alabama residents refused to remove racists language from its constitution that would finally recognized African Americans as equal citizens (and don't give me that whole "tax" crap argument - it was just wrong not to do it). Now, an Alabama lawmaker wants to put on a good ol' book burning event by banning anything that mentions homosexuality. The books included in his ban would also include a book written by the Dick Cheney's wife, Lynn. I used to live in Louisiana. There are some wonderful people down there, but lawmakers like Gerald Allen do so much to perpetuate the whole "moron" title the red states so much despise.
KIM CHANDLER (Link to Full Story)
News staff writer
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.
A spokesman for the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center called the bill censorship.
"It sounds like Nazi book burning to me," said SPLC spokesman Mark Potok