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This is the face of terror.It is “Banned Books Week,” which for the uninitiated is a transparently lame code name for the annual barrage of homosexual propaganda orchestrated by the secret cabal of American librarians for the purposes of introducing unsuspecting third graders into the “gay lifestyle” of literacy and free speech. This is true! The freedom fighters at WorldNetDaily noticed that the American Library Association’ list of the ten most frequently banned books this year is once again topped by a popular 2005 children’s book about the true story of a family of gay penguins, which, you know, what more proof do you need? None. Libraries make kids gay. Case closed.

From the screamers at WorldNetDaily, who all just turned a little more “gay penguin” just from having to write this article:

The American Library Association this week is conducting its annual promotion of a “gay”-friendly agenda to school children across the nation through its highly publicized “Banned Book Week.”

Dan Kleinman of SafeLibraries.org told WND he believes the ALA’s list of books “is intentionally and deceptively false and is being used to promote a political agenda.”

Linda Harvey of MissionAmerica.org, who monitors homosexual activism aimed at the youth culture, has called “Banned Book Week” a “smokescreen of hypocrisy.”

“It’s that special time each year when some in the library profession point an accusing finger at parents, especially Christians or conservatives, who might dare to question the value or appropriateness of certain materials available to youth,” she has concluded.

Haha, God made gay zoo animals just to confuse these weirdos and make them fearful of children’s books. [WND.com]

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  • memzilla

    I looked at the picture and my first thought was "So this is how new Linux distros get made." I need to de-geekify.

    But it does show that everything, including gay penguin sex, has a purpose in G-d's Coding. Why can't the wingtards see this?

    • Tommy1733

      Wingtards get by each day on heavy doses of denial and defensiveness. These are typical human reactions to things we are afraid of. Sometimes I think that much of the right-wingtard philosophy is based mostly on these two things.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    We all know who else called “Banned Book Week” a “smokescreen of hypocrisy.” Now don't we just?

  • Barb

    Looks like you blew a seal…

    • Mahousu

      No, it's just ice cream.

      • Barb

        Mahousu, that is my favorite joke of all time.

    • PalinzADummy

      I almost blew part of a banana out my nose, Barb. Can't you put in a WARNING?

      • How did a banana get far enough down your throat to come back out your nose? OH WAIT. I just figured it out.

        • PalinzADummy

          I can't decide whether to LOL or harumph.

          • Crank_Tango

            it sounds like you were already harumphing.

          • PalinzADummy

            It was the abortive LOL that did it, I swear!

        • Negropolis

          If that's how the kidz eat bananas, these days, they're doing it wrong. Or right, depending on how you roll.

    • bagofmice

      Do I look like a supermodel?

    • MilwaukeeKent

      "Yeah, I got lonely on the walk in…so what's wrong with the snow machine?"

  • I'm in the library now and I can assure you it's not turning me gay. The noisy children whose parents aren't shutting them up, on the other hand…

    • PalinzADummy

      Those just make me want to chew through my reproductive bits with my teeth and hand the resulting mess to the parents.

    • Limeylizzie

      Ummm, your'e a penguin though.

      • Fare la Volpe

        Ergo, already gay.

        • Limeylizzie

          Or ,at the very least , bi-curious.

          • Fare la Volpe

            Bi-colored, even.

          • Limeylizzie

            Bi-fowl.

          • flamingpdog

            Bi-rd.

          • Limeylizzie

            Perfect and awful at the same time!

        • Negropolis

          Penguins are nature's asexual butlers.

      • I'm not the nurturing type of penguin. More the type that would see an egg and think "Mmmmm, omelets."

        • PalinzADummy

          I like you.

  • BlueStateLibel

    Today we are all gay penguins who hate America.

    • PalinzADummy

      Um … I'm a bisexual penguin who kinda likes America as long as she leaves me alone?

    • CommieLibunatic

      I just want to be able to freely admit that a guy is attractive without repercussions/beatings. Does that count?

      • Jukesgrrl

        No. Violence inspires conformity, doncha know?

      • In my book, makes u honorary queer (compliment).

  • BarackMyWorld

    I see their "you're using kids to promote a political agenda" and raise them a "you're using kids to promote a religious agenda."

    • CommieLibunatic

      That divine mandate makes all the difference, I guess. Even though Jesus had two dads, too.

      • Jukesgrrl

        And a virgin mother, which is something MTV should think of promoting.

  • edgydrifter

    Book learnin' = homosexual agenda

    • PalinzADummy

      Oh, fershure. I thought you knew that. Reading, studying, libraries — all totally gay.

    • Pithaughn

      anything but mud bogg'n = queer

    • Rotundo_

      Readin' bout gay penguins will turn our children into fans of musical theatre and tasteful accessorizing and decoration. It's all in the AFA materials, along with adding fluoride to the drinking water and bringing DDT back.

      • PalinzADummy

        I know you know that several towns in USAmerica have recently voted to get those fluorides outa the drinking water.

        And ye shall know them by the black stumps of their teeth.

        • Chichikovovich

          Given the amount of meth that is consumed in those towns, their teeth are a lost cause anyway. Makes good fiscal sense to stop the pointless exercise. Put the money to better use, like building an anti-penguin wall.

          • PalinzADummy

            Oy, gevalt, oy vey is mir! Don't say it where they can hear it, or the rest of them will be wanting one too!

            And wait till they hear about Fairy Penguins.

    • elfgoldsackring

      "Billy-bob, put down that there faggy book 'n' go play in the scrap metal down bah the creek. Here, take mah rifle."

    • flamingpdog

      I heard that those new-fangled electronic books can kindle a love of teh gheys in innocent young minds.

      • AJWjr.

        And the pages never stick together, so bonus!

  • MildMidwesterner

    Is the problem that the penguins are gay, or is it that their black & white feathers make it clear that they are all mixed race babies?

    • genxr

      And how much do they pay for cupcakes?

    • Redhead

      The problem is that they are gay mixed-race babies, which obviously make the world end.

      • Nothingisamiss

        It's even better when they are covered in oil.

  • Goonemeritus

    I spent what feels like my entire youth in Libraries and I am heterosexual. That said I do sometimes wonder what Noam Chomsky’s pillow talk would be like. I suspect it would be fairly informative.

    • PalinzADummy

      See, smart is so fucking sexay. I could admit to having had a major crush on Noam Chomsky all my life.

    • Limeylizzie

      Me too, I was there all the time and my first part-time job at age 15 was in my local library and I am the straightest person alive, well apart from that new promo of Rachel Maddow which shows her up close and she has big hands and that makes me all….oh, did I just prove their point?

    • finallyhappy

      I sure if I ever posted here that I studied with Noam Chomsky's mom in Hebrew High School.She taught hebrew grammar.

      • PalinzADummy

        How cool is that!! A friend of mine, who's a mathematician with a master's in linguistics, actually studied with him. His mom must (have) be(en) so proud!

  • Mahousu

    But at least Heather can have as many mommies as she wants, judging by the current list.

    • Bristol has no mommy, so it averages out.

    • flamingpdog

      But none of her mommies can be gay penguins.

  • widget2011

    If that moron Perry gets elected, I'm fairly sure we'll have book burnings, probably followed by burning human beings.

    An old profit once warned "where they burn books, someday they will also burn bodies".

    • MozakiBlocks

      Heinrich Heine. There is a plaque with this inscription in Berlin at the Opernplatz which is the site of the first Nazi book burning in 1933. The more things change…

      • PalinzADummy

        … plus c'est la meme chose.

  • edgydrifter

    Question for the researchers out there: since both sexes of penguins come equipped with an outwardly-similar cloaca, how the heck do you tell gay penguin intercourse from the straight variety? I'm guessing those flippers are totally useless for a polite reacharound.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      More sparkly appliques.

    • charlesdegoal

      It gets worse: what is a gay gastropod? The same as the sound of one hand clapping?

    • genxr

      Larry Craig knows. Trust him on this.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Ru-Penguin decides.

      • Chichikovovich

        Ah, RuPaul. The relative Ron and Rand never talk about.

    • Guppy06

      Cloacae means it all counts as ass-fucking.

  • GlowneyHouse

    In a time where jobs are going extinct, it's good to know someones resume can contain the job description "… monitors homosexual activism aimed at the youth culture, "

    I wonder if Arby's will grant an extra 50 cents per hour?

    • MistaEko

      Monitoring homosexual activism aimed at the youth culture. When monitoring the activism in the homosexual community just isn't enough for you…

    • genxr

      Republicans are fighting over that job, there.

      • PalinzADummy

        I know exactly which job those worthless blivets are fighting over: the job of POTUS.

  • charlesdegoal

    Shouldn't SOME books be banned because of their nefarious influence on young minds? I'm thinking of the likes of Gödel, Escher, Bach, which could really fuck them up.

    • Bonzos_Bed_Time

      I'm thinking the Combined Works of Moses would be a good start.

    • Jukesgrrl

      As a youngster, I was really messed up by the story of Joan of Arc. Seriously, I was obsessed with the idea of being burned at the stake. Everything Catholic, therefore, should be banned.

      • Fare la Volpe

        And to think I was just obsessed with burning some spliffs.

      • flamingpdog

        Joan of Arc, the world's most famous French fry.

  • orygoon

    I let my kids read that book and they didn't turn into gays.

    They did, however, turn into penguins.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Well, at least I can say "Yeah, your kids are cute" and not be lying, like I usually am when I tell someone that about their offspring.

      • PalinzADummy

        Penguin babies are hella cuter than human anywhoo. Fuzzy, cuddly. Never did like those wrinkly nekky apes.

  • Buzz Feedback

    I'm "pointing a finger at Christians and conservatives." Guess which one it is?

    • PalinzADummy

      I recently developed pains in my middle finger and told this to a friend, hoping for sympathy. His response? "Overuse, dear."

    • CapnFatback

      Hitler!

      Wait . . .

  • NewtsChicknNeck

    The "library profession"? I always love how wingnuts put things in parlance to make dumbasses wonder whether they're in it for the money.

    Now you can add librarians to the growing list of subversives getting rich on leftist agenda. A list that includes teachers, public employees, scientists, postal workers, union members, and women's health care providers. You know, rich people.

    Nutcases Against Big Library!1!!

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      All the librarians I know drive Bentleys.

    • BlueStateLibel

      Yeah, you're probably right, and the next talking point will be how libraries are un-American because they are taking away business from poor Amazon and their sweat-shop wharehouse workers.

    • PalinzADummy

      If they knew just how difficult it is to become a librarian, and how financially unrewarding the profession is! What horrible hateful people these are. They hate art, beauty, knowledge, learning, science, anything at all that expands the mind and heart and represents our better nature. Despicable little worms.

      • emmelemm

        Amen! Becoming a "real" librarian requires lots n'lots of expensive schooling, without much reward. Or so my librarian friends tell me.

        • PalinzADummy

          A lot of people with an MLS ended up working in the Silly Valley in its boomtime.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Yahoo had an article today about a man who wrote a book explaining how he supports his family of four on his $40,000 as a special ed teacher. Many of the genius commenters told him he should "get a better job" so he can live the good life and why was he settling for less. No one bothered thanking him for what he does for his community. Despicable little worms are everywhere.

        • PalinzADummy

          How disgusting is that. As if any amount of money could ever compensate this guy for doing what he does, a job that requires real love and dedication. The fact that he gave up "the good life" because he loves what he is doing seems to have evaded these nitwits altogether. Hateful, horrible little people, to be sure.

    • GeorgiaBurning

      They're in favor of jobs, but against anyone who has one that pays over minimum wage. Unless they're banksters.

    • Tommy1733

      "Big Library" – excellent

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I know that "The Wind in the Willows" almost make me jump the fence as a 7 year old. And Christopher Robin! Woo-boy!

  • Not to be a dick, but the photo is clearly two Females with a strap-on.

  • chascates

    Huckleberry Finn = a gay travelogue through the Antebellum South
    Of Mice and Men = story of how a normal gay treats a special needs gay
    To Kill a Mockingbird = novel of how a gay negro ravaged a white woman

    Famous banned gay books.

    • Mein Kampf = a story about a gay house painter coming of age.

      • flamingpdog

        I'm sick. I almost blew the beer outa my mouth on that one.

    • Tommmcattt

      The Catcher In The Rye

      The story of a young man chronically depressed over his little sister, which is totally gay.

    • Fare la Volpe

      The Giver = tale of an older gay man who imparts gayness into the brain of an impressionable youth

    • Chichikovovich

      Death in Venice = The story of an elderly German academic who develops an avuncular interest in an attractive Polish teenager. They hang out on a beach. He dies. Nothing gay at all.

      • not that Dewey

        Sophie's Choice = the heartbreaking tale of a mother who just wants to spare her children the horror of having to go to libraries.

    • Negropolis

      To Kill a Mockingbird = novel of how a gay negro ravaged a white woman

      I'm going to sue you for stealing my laughter from me without my permission.

  • PuckStopsHere

    How do Teatards know what a book is? Even.

    • Tommmcattt

      Why do you think their toilet paper bills are so low?

    • Jukesgrrl

      It's that thing they buy from Sarah Palin to use as a doorstop.

    • flamingpdog

      Some of the smarter ones still remember when the Sears Catalogue came in the mail.

      • PalinzADummy

        Some of the smarter older ones still remember when the Sears Catalogue came in the mail.

        FIFY, NNTT.

  • Bonzos_Bed_Time

    Once you go penguin, you never go back.

    • Never met Sister Caligula did you?

    • Chichikovovich

      Once you go black and white, you never go back, …, um, … and write!

    • Negropolis

      Once you go black-and-white, you'll never up and take flight.

  • Nostrildamus

    Romanians pay tribute to gay sex penguins with a dance called "Dansul Pinguinului":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiDSYBQdJIE

    • Fare la Volpe

      Get down, Vladimir.

    • flamingpdog

      Alex Karras is Romanian?

  • Gay penguin couples tend to be wealthier than typical "families" (ha ha). Because they're DINKs! (Dual income, no kids.) Despite that job-creator level of income, the Repubicans don't want to give those couples the married-filing-jointly discount. Repubicans must loooovvvveee higher taxes.

    Remember, penguins are people, my friend.

    • anniegetyerfun

      I'll believe that penguins are people when Texas executes one.

      • HistoriCat

        Rick Perry will get right on that.

    • flamingpdog

      Well, of course penguins are people!

  • bumfug

    As we speak, Marcus Bachmann is trying to get the SPCA to pay him to pray for penguins. In special one-on-one sessions.

  • Callyson

    Dammit, I was born too early–missed this gem. But now I know what to drop off in the Toys for Tots bin this Christmas…

  • BarackMyWorld

    Conservatives want more freedom until someone uses that freedom to do something they don't like…such as reading a book about gay penguins.

  • Tommmcattt

    “It’s that special time each year when some in the library profession point an accusing finger at parents, especially Christians or conservatives, who might dare to question the value or appropriateness of certain materials available to youth,”

    We should sing carols or something.

    • AlterNewt

      "Silent Night" seems appropriate.

    • Fare la Volpe

      Here we go a-weaseling…

      • bagofmice

        Among the kids, so green!

        • Tommmcattt

          Here we come a wandr'ing, gheyz writing 'bout the peen…

    • Chichikovovich

      God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

    • One_who_wanders

      Twelve books a burnin'

    • flamingpdog

      "Don we now our gay apparel".

      Too easy. No upfists, please.

  • BTWBFDIMHO

    There is a website called safe.libraries. Libraries are dangerous places, everybody knows that. Kids are safer at home watching FoxNews and helping dad clean up his arms, while mom microwaves some industrial food for dinner.

    • PalinzADummy

      Some Nazi in CA was shot recently in just such a scenario. By his preteen son.

      • flamingpdog

        I hope he gets unlimited free mental health counseling.

        And a medal.

        • PalinzADummy

          They were planning to try the child as an adult, but stuff coming out about the home life appears to be derailing that. Apparently, NaziDad was an asshole and into brutalizing the family. Who knew.

  • user-of-owls

    he believes the ALA’s list of books “is intentionally and deceptively false

    Um, Dan? How can a list of books be 'false'? Does the list not exist?

    • Oh you and your 'gotcha'… ANSwers!

    • anniegetyerfun

      All of them?

    • BTWBFDIMHO

      We're lucky Dan was born in America. If he were born in Afghanistan instead, he'd be a Taliban blowing up schools for girls all around.

    • CapnFatback

      Nope, Kleinman is just asserting the the list is a phony. Every good conservative knows that the REAL list is safely hidden–painstakingly tattooed on Jonah Goldberg's ass.

      • PalinzADummy

        Where nobody would ever venture to look for it.

      • genxr

        Next to that list of his favorite conservative rock songs?

        • AJWjr.

          These are a few of his favorite things.

      • Rotundo_

        I just thought they used those plastic sheets they do billboards with and put it on one cheek, or is the list long enough for both Jonah's ass cheeks? Probably just one with THIS SPACE AVAILABLE INQUIRE WITHIN on the other cheek. Tattooing the pantload's ass would be quite the feat of engineering.

      • AJWjr.

        WHERE'S THE LONG-FORM LIST??1!!!

    • PalinzADummy

      That's what book-larnin' does, it perduces pepulz like yew who got nuthin' but questions. BAN BOOK-LARNIN'!

    • not that Dewey

      No, see, there he tricked you. He said deceptively false, which means the list of books is lying about its own falsehood. SOCRATES WAS GAY!

      • ShaveTheWhales

        Speaking of Godel, Escher , Bach"..

        • not that Dewey

          Why did the chicken cross the Moebius strip?

  • AnAmericanInTO

    I teach Kindergarten Sunday School at my Unitarian church and this is a story that I've told many, many times and the kids love it.

    Those poor bastards.
    Those poor dumb misguided penguin-loving bastards.

    • Fare la Volpe

      Is it a cute book? I was considering getting it for my baby cousin's next birthday.

      • AnAmericanInTO

        It really IS quite adorable. The way we teach it involves using actual penguin figures and a nest of rocks, sort of like a play set. But the actual story is very sweet and my 6 year old son thinks that Tango is pretty cute, too.

  • Oh excellent, Sherman Alexie made the list! Don't read any Sherman Alexie, kiddies, he is a sharp, savvy and witty Indian who won't bullshit you, unlike the shrill and pasty old bitches who think you can't handle the truth!

    • Thomas-Builds-The-Fire or GTFO

    • finallyhappy

      He spoke here at the LOC book festival yesterday- right between the Capitol and the still broken Washington Monument

  • GunToting[Redacted]

    Two leprechauns knock on the door of a convent. Mother Superior answers and asks if she can help them. The first leprechaun asks "Beggin' yer pardon, Mother, but would ye be havin' any leprechaun nuns here in the convent?" MS says no, none that I know of.

    First leprechaun turns to the second and says "See? I TOLD you ya fucked a penguin!"

    That's all I got.

    • PalinzADummy

      Geez, we told that one at the parochial school I attended nigh on half a century ago, young man.

  • Hey Women's Hairnet Daily: Stop fucking banning books. Then, smart people will stop mocking you annually.

  • fuflans

    Linda Harvey of MissionAmerica.org, who monitors homosexual activism aimed at the youth culture…

    linda honey, you should get a real job. just b/c you monitor it, that doesn't mean you're any less of a beard for your so straight republican husband.

  • PalinzADummy

    Which is really 666, inverted, so Nein, Nein, NEIN!

  • anniegetyerfun

    Nancy Pearl made me a lesbian.

    • emmelemm

      Northwest reference FTW! :)

    • PalinzADummy

      If I get her the wool, will she make me one too?

      • anniegetyerfun

        Only the finest alpaca will do.

        • PalinzADummy

          Sounds moose-lump.

    • Rotundo_

      So how do they make lesbians? A minor variation on sugar and spice and everything nice? Maybe a little ginger or raspberry? Cinnamon?

    • finallyhappy

      I almost bought the action figure.

  • How twisted do you have to be to unironically make the por-book banning argument? Do they know the Bible is a banned book as well?

    • Fare la Volpe

      Why would anyone try to ban fiction?

  • genxr

    If that's their worry, just balance out the penguin book with a collection of Playboys. I'm a problem solver. You're welcome, America.

    • PalinzADummy

      Oh, like (white, repressed, Christian) America is ever gonna thank you for that. You might as well have suggested America just sit on France's lap and permit all that filthy spit-swapping tongue kissing those European perverts get up to.

      • Radiotherapy®

        We prefer to call it Freedum kissing.

        • PalinzADummy

          Right. That thang.

    • flamingpdog

      Next Playboy pictorial: Midget Nuns of St. Mary's.

  • Penguins turn kids gay.

    • user-of-owls

      No, kids turn penguins gay.

  • "homosexual activism aimed at the youth culture"

    Oh please, who the hell wants a bunch of 3rd graders in the club, trying to steal your ecstasy, and whining for the DJ to play a mix of songs from sesame street?

  • HempDogbane

    Fact*: All WorldNetDaily pieces are written whilst the author's leg is being humped by his/her dog.

    * Fact, in the WorldNetDaily sense only

  • Radiotherapy®

    You should see the outrage over The Atheist Penguin.

    • Chichikovovich

      Or even worse – the Socialist Atheist Radical Muslim Penguin

    • user-of-owls

      Their heads really explode when the library stocks The Founding Fathers Were Atheist Penguins.

  • genxr

    I would like to invite the ladies of MissionPositionAmerica to do their part to fight back against the homosexual agenda by engaging in heterosexual activity. In other words, blow me. For America.

    • AJWjr.

      I just got my copy of the MissionaryPositionAmerica 2012 calendar, and it's a real boner-killer.

  • jaclyncorriveau

    hey guys check out the blog at: http://www.commonpolitician.blogspot.com
    cool new political blog

  • not that Dewey

    the ALA Literacy has become a megaphone for leftist values and a[n] disinformation tool to prevent traditional insanely bigoted values nutjobs from getting much shelf space in libraries.

    fixed.

  • I have some doubts about the power of a children's book to determine a child's sexual orientation. But those penguins are extremely attractive.

    • the_problem_child

      Attractive, hell, they put on tuxedos just to have sex. How classy is that?

  • DesertTed

    It doesn't show that penguins are gay. It shows that male animals of any species will pretty much fuck anything that moves.

  • GunToting[Redacted]

    Ya know, penguins is practically chickens.

  • metamarcisf

    Is this a contest? 'Cause I'm reading this audiobook in my car every morning when I go to work called "Life" by some bloke named Keith Richard(s). The first part is read by Johnny Depp and it concerns a drug bust in 1975 Arkansas and all the hijinks that follows, including the author testifying on the witness stand wearing a fireman's hat. I think this book should be banned 'cause it told me to get stoned and listen to "Their Satanic Majesty's Request" against mommy's better judgment.

    • flamingpdog

      Damn, I didn't recognize you at first, now that you have yellow p.

  • DashboardBuddha

    Both Butch Haggart of the I Hate Gays Educational Foundation and Phyllis Fatlie of the Gun Down Fags Symposium agree that this is just a smoke screen for homosexuality.

  • guangho

    I google "southern conservative Christians" and that pic is what I get?

  • owhatever

    The wingnutz will now attack numbers because of 69 and 666.

    • Negropolis

      I had an order at McDonald's the other day that came to $6.66. I nearly had them throw in a pie to quell my irrational, superstitious anxiety.

      • flamingpdog

        One of my personal e-mail addresses has "666" in it. One time when I gave my e-mail address to a nice lady at the credit union, she gave me the longest look.

  • Negropolis

    “gay”-friendly

    Wait, shouldn't the end quote be after friendly? BTW, this is yet another example of the lack of evidence = evidence syndrome in that party. It's like a super-secret mindfuck.

  • DemonicRage

    Only a few more months to worry about this. When Rick Perry takes over, libraries will be converted to places where football team players shower. No more books–ever.

  • mumbly_joe

    I find Wing Nut Daily's thing here sort of inherently incoherent and confusing, which is a huge divergence from their normal, top-caliber reporting.

    They're arguing a) that the list of banned books is dishonest and untrue, and b) supports Teh Homersexual Agenda, which c) the cited right-wing groups oppose, openly, by organizing to get those particular books banned.

    Err, umm, what?

  • Kirsten: AGAIN, I don't really think this has anything to do with the G Oh Dee.

    Fucking ban me. Ban me already.

  • ttommyunger

    I am repulsed, yet strangely aroused by that picture….Does this mean I voted for Duby twice?

    • PalinzADummy

      Have I told you lately that I think you're a sick and twisted man? I mean that in the best way, of course.

  • The issue is not gay penguins. The problem has nothing to do with WorldNetDaily.

    Here's the problem. The American Library Association is faking its annual top 10 challenged book list to promote its own political purposes.

    Here's the evidence. One of the authors on the list unwittingly admitted that, essentially, the ALA faked the list to promote her book over others that were actually challenged more often. Further, despite the ALA announcement saying the top book, the one about the penguins, was challenged dozens of times, in truth it was challenged 4 times all year.

    The proof. I have a recording of the author stating essentially the ALA fakes the list. And I myself spoke with the very ALA guy who compiled the list, and I think the number 4 has been confirmed elsewhere.

    My view. Four times is not such a big deal. Saying it was challenged dozens of times is deceptive, however. Put that together with the unwitting admission of the author, in response to a question I asked, and anyone being honest could come to the conclusion that the ALA has faked its top 10 list.

    Now I know little about Wonkette, but I can see WorldNetDaily has been unfairly ridiculed here, and what has been overlooked is that the ALA fakes its yearly top 10 challenged book list. That's the news here, not WorldNetDaily. And that news is backed up with solid evidence, including the very words of a listed author admitting the ALA explained why her book was on the list, and it was for political purposes.

    Takeaway. The ALA's faked list is not authoritative and schools using it as guidance should stop doing so.

  • BZ1

    Approximately 1% or less of any kidlit books even deign to mention any LGBT characters, so …

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