Wasilla city officials heard public testimony Monday night about a library book that is concerning some parents. The book, “This Book is Gay” was written by a U.K. author, James Dawson, and some parents say it is not appropriate content for the library’s young readers. The dispute started earlier this month.
When one mother noticed her 10-year-old with a copy of This Book is Gay in his hand, she was shocked. Vanessa Campbell told the Frontiersman newspaper the book contained graphic sexual descriptions, and has no place in the library’s juvenile nonfiction section.
This Book is Gay is written for young readers, or any readers, grappling with questions about homosexuality. It’s tone is humorous, and it contains cartoons, but some of the content explains sexual practices, and that is what concerns some Wasilla parents.
Campbell complained to library director K.J. Martin-Albright, but Martin-Albright, after review, decided not to move the book to another library area.
Campbell filed for reconsideration, a rarely used process, to get a change in what section of the library the book will be shelved. David Cheezum, owner of Palmer’s Fireside Books, is on the committee that will make that decision.
One local Wasilla resident had this to say about he book:
“It is straight-up pedophile kind of behavior.”
Ah, the old "homosexuality equals pedophilia" canard. Gee that never gets old.
Well I am sure that Sarah Palin could not be more proud of her fellow Wasillians. Especially since she targeted the book "Pastor, I am gay" written by Reverend Howard Bess back when she was the mayor of the glorified bait and tackle shop.