Having decided that they don’t want to be mistaken for the publicity-hungry wackos of the Republican Leadership Council, a group of Montgomery County citizens have formed a group called Mainstream Montgomery County to oppose censorship and general nutbaggery.
Anne Bayerkohler, who helped found the group, said the book-banning issue has roused people of every political stripe to opposition. The response has consumed most of her time, she said, and 70 people have sent e-mails requesting membership.
“I can’t keep up with the momentum this particular issue has caused within the community,” said Bayerkohler, 26, who lives in The Woodlands with her husband and 7-year-old son.
They have their work cut out for them.
“Everybody in the county knows they are not mainstream,” said RLC president Jim Jenkins. “They are a bunch of Democrats upset about the movement of the Republican Party in the county. They’re not just Democrats. They’re very, very liberal Democrats.”
One imagines the Chron reporter had to wipe some spittle off his face after recording that quote.
“What we had in the library were 27 books promoting homosexuality or experimentation, one neutral and none that had opposing views — no success stories about getting out of homosexual addiction,” [County Judge Alan B.] Sadler said. “In my opinion, there’s a problem.”
Mine, too, Judge.
Best of luck to you, Anne Bayerkohler and Mainstream Montgomery County. I fear you’ll need it.