Monday, March 06, 2006

"And on the third day,

God gave man the Remington bolt action rifle so he could fight the dinosaurs ... and the homo-sexuals."
Mean Girls

Sure, it sounds funny (it's a reference to home-schooled children in the intro of the movie), especially knowing Jack, Will & Robin. But when the book "And Tango Makes Three" is banned in Missouri by parents concerned about homosexual themes, life imitates art.

At least it sounded ridiculous when I heard about it on the NPR station during their local news segment. It was being moved from the children's section to the non-fiction section (of the St. Louis library I think but I can't find the piece now) so we wouldn't have any kids asking pesky questions we don't know the answers to. Or have any of our kids accidentally become gay because of a book they read when they were eight.

And we certainly wouldn't want to foster any intelligent thought on the subject or list any talking points that teachers could use to address these sensitive topics that curious kids would ask about. Because you know we have to protect our kids from dangerous ideas after all.

Humanity never ceases to amaze me!


Blogger banzai said...

Apparently it wasn't St. Louis but two much smaller community libraries.

And Jack asked the very valid question "When are they going to ban that horrid film Three Men and a baby?".

Blogger not a rock star said...

Your last statement about humanity reminds me of Bill O'Reiley's recent statement that "the movie 'Brokeback Mountain' is responsible for the humanizing of homosexuals."

(yeah, that's about all I can say at this point..._

Blogger banzai said...

Bill O'Reiley is a moron with a capital "more".

Read what Mike Stackpole says about him at
Punting Backwards. It's both funny and revealing.

Blogger Julia said...

Sometimes my brain forgets the fact that Mean Girls was both hilarious and chock-full of hilarious lines. In fact -- I'm going to skip out on my responsibilities today and watch it.

The cats don't need to eat everyday. Right?

Isn't it strange how some anti-gay activists are completely obsessed with homosexuality? They've got to be repressing some pretty juicy secrets...

Blogger banzai said...

mmm juicy


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