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Alabama State Representative Gerald Allen recently introduced a
bill into the state legislature that would keep “gay” books out of
public school libraries.

Banned books would include those written by gay authors – like
Tennesee Williams, Truman Capote, Gore Vidal – and books with gay
characters in them, such as Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple.”
Allen said he was afraid of the “homosexual agenda” and “I don’t look
at it as censorship. I look at it as protecting the hearts and souls
and minds of our children.” Allen must not have gotten the memo that
at every single point in history when politicians have banned books,
it has turned out to be a bad, bad idea.
Luckily, the bill died before it could be voted on, because not enough
state legislators showed up for the vote. But isn’t it nice to know that asshole like Allen still exist?

Contributed by Jess Wakeman

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