Glenn Beck's Minions Convince New Jersey Library a Gay Book is 'Child Pornography'

  • metta

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    Aug 05, 2010 7:39 AM GMT

    Glenn Beck's Minions Convince New Jersey Library a Gay Book is 'Child Pornography'

    http://gawker.com/5604429/glenn-becks-minions-convince-new-jersey-library-a-gay-book-is-child-pornography
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    Aug 05, 2010 10:25 AM GMT
    I think this is great news. Small minded people have been banning books for generations, and what ends up happening is they become more popular and reach an even wider audience due to the controversy. This book will join other banned classic literature from Mark Twain, Judy Blume and other ground breakers that continue to inspire open minds for generations. I hadn't heard of this book before, now I have to go out and find it!
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    Aug 05, 2010 10:33 AM GMT
    I just ordered a copy. It's expensive, but worth it.
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    Aug 05, 2010 10:35 AM GMT
    Good that you posted this
    These people work in the cover of night
    and like the little rats they are they run away squeaking
    when someone exposes them
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    Aug 05, 2010 11:00 AM GMT
    from reading the article, it's not really clear what they claim constitutes child pornography... I don't see it?

    I agree though that it's good news in the sense, the book is gaining publicity.

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    Aug 05, 2010 11:31 AM GMT
    I wish I had enough of a "middle finger in the face of the right-wing" attitude to order this book just because it's pissing Glenn Beck & Co. off, but I don't. I've been more of a magazine reader lately.
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    Aug 05, 2010 11:46 AM GMT
    I want to buy a copy and Send it to Glenn Beck.... I wonder if he can even read through his little KKK hood?icon_question.gif
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    Aug 05, 2010 12:14 PM GMT
    judoguy saidfrom reading the article, it's not really clear what they claim constitutes child pornography... I don't see it?

    I agree though that it's good news in the sense, the book is gaining publicity.



    well, the book has been out for 10 years. Also i'd like to hear about the book's content when some of you get the copies you ordered delivered. i haven't seen the book but if some of the claims are true, not sure it's appropriate for a high school or public library.

    "In April 2010, the Burlington County Library System in Southern New Jersey removed this book In May 2010, the Rancocas Valley Regional High School Board of Education, also in Burlington County, NJ, voted to remove the book from its high school library shelves after protests from a local 9-12 Project group. The same group also asked for the removal of two other books: The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Other Identities, edited by David Levithan and Billy Merrell, and Love and Sex: 10 Stories of Truth, edited by Michael Cart. The school board voted to allow the other two books to remain in the library."

    here's what opponents say about the book. Someone has to read it or see the drawings on it and report back whether it's true or not that they are graphic.

    "The book endorses sexual license for people of all ages. For children, this means that virtually any sexual activity as well as exposure to graphic sexual images and material, is not just permissible but good for children, as part of the process of discovering their sexuality. Excerpt "I've been doing drag for about ten years, on and off....my fantasies were all about whipping. I started reading up on S/M, and it was making me interested in sex for the first time...I realized that, for what I was doing, I could be getting good money." (Interview with Minal, a young man who is a cross-dresser and works as a prostitute specializing in sado-masochism, in Revolutionary Voices, Ed. Amy Sonnie, Alyson Books, 2000, pp. 171-172. "




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    Aug 05, 2010 12:55 PM GMT
    Ironically, the kid can then go to his nearest public library instead of the high school one, and find several sections pertaining to sex or LGBT youth interests. Or just wander around Barnes & Noble long enough to find the LGBT section.

    It seems here the term "child pornography" might be being used to designate situations where these authors are describing coming-of-age experiences. The LGBT book series "My First Time" by Jack Hart details those very same experiences from a multitude of gay men, from the 1930s onwards.
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    Aug 05, 2010 2:23 PM GMT
    The Library Director sounds like she is crossing into unethical behavior according to the American Library Assn's standards
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    Aug 05, 2010 2:45 PM GMT
    north_runner saidIronically, the kid can then go to his nearest public library instead of the high school one, and find several sections pertaining to sex or LGBT youth interests. Or just wander around Barnes & Noble long enough to find the LGBT section.

    It seems here the term "child pornography" might be being used to designate situations where these authors are describing coming-of-age experiences. The LGBT book series "My First Time" by Jack Hart details those very same experiences from a multitude of gay men, from the 1930s onwards.


    I have the same notion that it's merely these coming of age experiences that are being compared to child pornograhy. If so, I find that comparison completely insane.
    .... Americans, such prudes at times!.... well, most of the time icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 06, 2010 4:01 AM GMT
    judoguy said
    north_runner saidIronically, the kid can then go to his nearest public library instead of the high school one, and find several sections pertaining to sex or LGBT youth interests. Or just wander around Barnes & Noble long enough to find the LGBT section.

    It seems here the term "child pornography" might be being used to designate situations where these authors are describing coming-of-age experiences. The LGBT book series "My First Time" by Jack Hart details those very same experiences from a multitude of gay men, from the 1930s onwards.


    I have the same notion that it's merely these coming of age experiences that are being compared to child pornograhy. If so, I find that comparison completely insane.
    .... Americans, such prudes at times!.... well, most of the time icon_rolleyes.gif


    The prudes are the only ones who get angry enough over library books to try to ban them. Most people just don't go over to that section if they don't like it. Maybe it has something to do with the conservative christian penchant for obsessing over their right to interfere in gay people's marriages, relationships and sex lives.