September 10, 2002
Why Montgomery County sucks

The book-banning patrol is at it again in Montgomery County (north of Houston). Having discovered one book that they don't like, they've gone searching for more:

A crowd of about 200 people spilled into the hallways at Commissioners Court on Monday to hear the debate on a proposed ban on It's Perfectly Normal, by Robie H. Harris. Critics of the book asked that a second book by Harris, It's So Amazing, which addresses sex education for younger children, also be removed because of what they called its pro-homosexual stance.

County Judge Alan B. Sadler said he had received hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of comments from residents and the sentiment appears to be about evenly split on the issue.

"It frankly does not sway my feelings on wanting more control on what is on the shelves that is accessible to children in Montgomery County," Sadler said.

"We have to draw a line in the sand," said Jim German, a Republican precinct chairman. "We are fed up with the liberals shoving immoral views down our throats."

May I just say how sick I am of intolerant buttheads like Jim German and Alan Sadler shoving their narrow views down my throat? Jeezus. This is a library. No one is forcing anyone to borrow or read any damn book there. Here in America, we have the freedom to choose what we want to read. Yes, even in Conroe. Arrrrgh.

Rob Humenik has also been on this story, and has more information about a protest that was planned for yesterday.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 10, 2002 to Elsewhere in Houston