Thursday, May 05, 2005
Heartwarming Humor and Small Town Charm
Standing in the rainbow is a wonderful book by Fannie Flagg, auther of Fried Green Tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe.
It is a sweet little yarn that captures the charm of small town life. A well wriiten book, with nothing controversial at all.
Its curl up in a blanket, feel good reading.
check this out:
Alabama Bill Targets 'Gay' Books MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 26, 2005
Republican Alabama lawmaker Gerald Allen says homosexuality is an unacceptable lifestyle. As CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann reports, under his bill, public school libraries could no longer buy new copies of plays or books by gay authors, or about gay characters."I don't look at it as censorship," says State Representative Gerald Allen. "I look at it as protecting the hearts and souls and minds of our children."Books by any gay author would have to go: Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and Gore Vidal. Alice Walker's novel "The Color Purple" has lesbian characters.Allen originally wanted to ban even some Shakespeare. After criticism, he narrowed his bill to exempt the classics, although he still can't define what a classic is. Also exempted now Alabama's public and college libraries.
So if he gets his way, the following authors would be banned(partial list):
Hans Christian Anderson
Sir Francis Bacon
The Compact Discs of the following composers would have to be destroyed:
Tchaikovsky (no more Nutcracker Suite at Christmas)
Leonard Bernstein (no more "West Side Story", etc.)
How many movies will they destroy that contain gay actors...Why don't they just burn down the whole library?
So waddya say folks...shall we smite this trend of religious politics now, or let them destroy everything beautiful in the world before we fight back?