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05/07/2007

Gay penguins terrorize another town

by Jeremy Hooper

 Good As You Images  Good As You Images  Good As You Images 10344457 240X180Well, the gay penguin book "And Tango Makes Three" has wrecked havoc on yet another heterosexual parent's vulnerable emotions, prompting said parent to request the book to be removed from her local public library's shelves.

The city this time: Lodi, California

The parent this time: Stephanie Bramasco

The situation, as always: One person feels that their own views on morality should inform the reading habits of the public at large.

Fortunately, however, the Lodi Public Library's board of trustees has shot down Bramasco's request to have the book removed or moved to a "mature" section. It remains to be seen if Bramasco will keep pushing the issue. That of course very much depends on whether or not she can even muster the strength to go on, knowing that a book on gay penguins is allowed to exist within her general vicinity.

[::writer rolls eyes so dramatically, he fears Ms. Bramasco will fight to have dissenting, sarcasm-conveying eye movements banned from public sight::]

Penguin Book Gets Chilly Reception [Fox 40/ Sacramento]

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ummm... Is the book about sex? If it's about sex, or even has mentions of specific sexual acts, then I can understand the concern.

I haven't read it, so I don't know for sure, but I would take a guess that it's about love and not about sex. And there should be nothing contravertial about love, no matter *who* it's between. Even penguins.

Posted by: Anon | May 9, 2007 5:19:52 PM

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