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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:07 PM
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Iowa School Board Bans Gay Book From Classrooms
http://www.365gay.com/newscon04/12/120704bookBan.htm

Pleasant Valley, Iowa is a little less pleasant today for gay and lesbian parents and their children.

The local school board has told teachers they may not read to their classes a book with a gay character.

The 4-3 vote, however, allows the book, The Misfits, to be kept in school libraries, but out of the hands of small children.



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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:11 PM
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1. Gay characters huh? No bible for you, Iowa!
There are gay characters and it was written b/c of a gay man.

Then again if they actually READ the Bible...

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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:14 PM
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2. Are they going to ban children of gays and lesbians, too?
Because certainly, having ACTUAL gay people picking their kids up and being classroom volunteers and baking cookies for snacktime is FAR WORSE than a book about some imaginary gay people.

Right?
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 02:20 PM
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3. Come on, Religous Right, overreach, overreach, overreach!
Pretty soon you will be widely exposed for the destructive bigots that you are!

It makes it easy for me when someone does something like this - I get to point out to my 8-year-old who and what WE are NOT!
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