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‘Bama Still Thinking on Gay Book Ban

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 04/27/2005 @ 10:04 am

An Alabama legislator is still trying to pass a bill that would ban “gay” books – in this case, any book written by a gay author or that features gay characters.

[Representative Gerald] 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.


In book after book, Allen reads what he calls the “homosexual agenda,” and he’s alarmed.

“It’s not healthy for America, it doesn’t fit what we stand for,” says Allen. “And they will do whatever it takes to reach their goal.”

He says he sees this as a line in the sand.

At CBS News.


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