Some of the local yokels from Hood County, Texas got all fired up over the presence of two books with gay themes in the public library and stormed the county commissioners meeting to demand they be removed. The commission rightly told them to pound sand.
After a local Tea Party chapter began circulating requests to have two LGBT-themed books — This Day in June and My Princess Boy — removed from the Hood County library Children’s section, residents swarmed the Commissioners’ court to speak out on the issue.
Many opponents said that their objections were based on their Christian faith.
One woman explained that the government employees and President Barack Obama had lost their “fear of the Lord.”
“The Founding Fathers designed our Constitution from Bible principles as Moses was instructed to bring the law down to the people… So, America was founded on God,” she insisted, imploring the commissioners to compare the United States to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.Another common theme among Hood County residents was the notion that LGBT books were an effort to “indoctrinate our children.”
“That is their main goal,” one man said. “These books are not the problem. Sin is. I ask you to not celebrate sin, to justify it or rationalize it. Place these books in the dustbin of history with all the other books that help to destroy our society.”
One woman compared children’s books about LGBT people to children’s books with graphic depictions of dead animals or books written by the Ku Klux Klan.
One of the last women to speak warned the commissioners that judgement day was coming.
“The slippery slope is now and we all will face decisions,” she argued. “When our Lord Almighty comes, it will all be played back. Make a difference, for you will be held accountable. And this is important.”
One parent was horrified that their child might see a gay book and ask her a question about it and she’d have to explain The Gay to them. Oh, the horror!