Above: Embedded video of KJCT8 News (Grand Junction, CO) story
I’ll be processing this one for a while.
I respect and admire the library’s wish to avoid censorship of patron-created displays, but I also loathe this sort of anti-gay claptrap and am uneasy with the library being used to spread an evangelistic message that is openly hostile to some of the library’s users.
While I respect the library’s view and want to be whole-hearted in my support of their decision, I’d be
pretty upset really ticked off if a public display at my local library suggested that Jews (for example) couldn’t be fit parents. A display suggesting that any ethnic or religious minority couldn’t be fit parents would (rightly) cause massive public outcry…what makes this any different?
I have no problem with a library providing an education service of educating patrons about a religious perspective, but that seems to me to be very different from actually facilitating the preaching of that perspective.
If you have some insight, please share it? What do you think?
(Afterthought: This’d make an interesting case for class discussion or an assignment, eh?)