Monday, December 03, 2007

Oklahoma & 2 kings in the news again...

Found this via Lundentoons.
Seems folks in Pennsylvania (?) area didn't watch any news a couple of years ago. Because the hearted over kiss of King & King is terrorizing parents who don't pre-screen books for their children.

Storytime ceased abruptly when the picture book Eileen Issa was reading her 2 1/2-year-old son surprisingly ended with two men marrying and smooching....

Well I guess since the kiss is on the last page it didn't end *that* abruptly.
''I saw them at the altar and I said, 'This can't be what I'm thinking,''' Eileen Issa said, recalling illustrations of the prince holding hands with and kissing his new husband. ''I was sick.''

Ok, well maybe the library was hiding the information about the subject of the book -- and given it's a very lengthy book the mother didn't have time to skim it in the library before checking it out.
''King & King'' is in the children's corner of the library. The only mention of its homosexual content is a small reference on the copyright page. The library's computer system also notes the classification.

...hmmm... Well let me see for myself...







Ooookay. Well surely they'll talk about about how it was handled in Oklahoma

...Lawmakers in Oklahoma voted last year to withhold state funding from public libraries that don't place books containing homosexual themes in a separate section in response to complaints about ''King & King'' and other books....

Well that's not really correct.

Well -- then surely the library knew about all of this -- so why did they buy it if it doesn't meet the needs of any of their patrons?

Rhode said ''King & King'' was donated to the Lower Macungie Library more than two years ago -- the person who donated the book is not recorded in the system -- and has been checked out 24 times....

Oh...ok...well nevermind then - I'll just go back to reading my other RSS feeds.

1 comment:

Carleen said...

It just won't ever go away, will it. Nice post. The little touches of snark made my day. :-)