Glenn Beck’s crew has struck hard at these two Burlington County libraries. I don’t know much about Glenn Beck and I certainly don’t care to know more after doing some reading for this post. Beverly Marinelli, of Lumberton, who is part of this group of no-gooders complained about some coming-of-age books in two of her community’s libraries and they have been removed by both. The book that has her all a-twitter is Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology.
These aren’t books about terrorism, drugs, bomb-building or even about legal guns or knives. They are books about how people have come to terms with their feelings and become adults in what can be a cruel world for teens who feel different. These books would have gone on sitting on library shelves until some poor kid actually needed them without a fuss. But, now kids have one more place they CAN’T go to help in understanding themselves.
So, what is this teaching these poor kids? It’s teaching them that they can’t talk to their parents, they can’t go to anyone in school and they can’t read about other kids going through the same problems in their local libraries. Thanks, Glenn Beck and Beverly Marinelli, for making this world that much harder for kids to navigate. Luckily, modern kids have the internet to lead them through life. No longer will kids need to listen to their racist, homophobic, dirty-minded parents for advice. They can get all sides of a story before deciding on their own paths.
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