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Scholastic has banned a book from its school book fairs because one of the characters has gay parents.

OMG THE GAYNESS WILL INFECT OUR CHILDREN RUN FOR THE HILLS!

Also, "crap" and "sucks" and "geez" are bad words and should be omitted. You may not have known this, but NO CHILD ACTUALLY SAYS CRAP OR GOD OR SUCKS. Like ever. And we certainly don't want them to start now. 

GEEZ, PEOPLE WHY DOES SCHOLASTIC SUCK SO MUCH CRAP?

GOD. It is okay I said all that, because I am not a child at a book fair.

(Even better is Scholastic's lame-ass attempt at excusing their censorship and discrimination in the comment section).

The truth is out, people. There are gays among us. They are teachers, librarians and scientists. They are parents. OMG THEY ARE PARENTS. They read books and write books and sing songs and probably dance dances. THEY ARE AMONG US. You people in those parts of the country who still believe that an off-planet deity spit out the planet in seven days need to just accept the fact that that same off-planet deity CREATED GAY PEOPLE. Deal with it.

If only it was that easy.



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wirenth
Oct. 27th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
god, what a load of crap. censorship sucks.
polyphonicvegan
Oct. 27th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
Angry Librarian is Angry.
slave2tehtink
Oct. 27th, 2009 09:43 am (UTC)
This makes me angrysad on so many levels. Like 1) bigotry and 2) it's Scholastic and their book fairs were, like, the highlight of my elementary school years so WHY ARE THEY RUINING THOSE MEMORIES BY PULLING THIS CRAP?
houses7177
Oct. 27th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
The underlying issue is asinine, but your delivery was hysterical.
yesididit
Oct. 27th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
interesting to find out scholastic censors that way, and disappointing. i work for scholastic book fairs, just in the warehouse packing the books up for the fairs. wonder if they'll change their mind and pick the book up for their spring season. they have a fall season, and a spring season. if they were to add the book to their fairs it would be at the start of a season, not in the middle of it. though the article did say they've kept the book on their order form.
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