“Grandmother Beverly Marinelli helped organise protests against the book. She told the Philadelphia Inquirer it was “pervasively vulgar, obscene, and inappropriate”, although she said she was not homophobic.”
When are old people seriously gonna stop trying to tell us whats good and whats bad and trying to dictate to us how we should feel. GTFO of our lives thank you!
“Ms Marineli and others who protested are part of the 9.12 Project, a watchdog organisation promoted by right-wing radio host and Fox commentator Glenn Beck.”
Even better is the fact they are a typical group of right-wing sheep, these are the kinda people that you can easily lead around, all you gotta do on your conservative talk show is go “the color pink is bad” and the next day these people will be protesting in-front of any girls store saying its sinful and wrong and immoral. Right wing is just another way of saying “crotchety old people who waggle their fingers at everyone and sometimes protest things and burn books” ESPECIALLY in America
Glen Beck is a moron, any connection to the “news” by the Fox Channel is purely accidental. Beverly Marinelli is a homophobic moron and a liar to boot like all religionists of her particular hue are. She, like Beck are only sorry that they couldn’t have the book burned in public. Morons like those two would ban the Constitution if they could!
The only books that need banning are the bible and the koran. Both have done more damage to humanity than any gay anthology.
m-m. If this book isn’t already a best-seller, it may well be soon.
This grandmother really has no idea how much material can be found on the Net…by a 10-year old.
The world has changed, and that, like Martha Steward says, is a good thing. School districts should be protecting libraries, especially award-winning books, and not pandering to misguided, right-wing bullies.
They just can’t keep their pious little noses out, can they? They don’t care about the fact that children could find this book in a shop or information on the internet, JP – they just have to persecute others and interfere in their lives to make up for the crapness of their own.
Reminds me of that definition:
“Puritanism – the haunting fear that someone somewhere may be happy.”….
“If this book isn’t already a best-seller, it may well be soon.”
Quite right, JP, what they’re doing is giving the book free publicity – and let them at it, I say! The net result of this little “protest” is that more will read the book – nothing like a banned book to get people’s interest! And isn’t it amazing that free speech isn’t something they want to be available to all, just their own religions right to discriminate.
“Puritanism – the haunting fear that someone somewhere may be happy.”
LOL! Love it.
Yea, well the only reason I read Fanny Hill when I was 11 was because one of the nuns told me to avoid it.
I picked up the paperback while buying licorice at the corner store.
m-m…love licorice…and there is a gay scene in there about half way through.
And then there was Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Oh, the Irish!!
That’s Irish…not Iris!!
I’m with Sean Connery in The Last Crusade – “goose-stepping morons like yourself should try reading books instead of burning them.”
Once again, my fellow Americans march backwards into the past.
People are rightly concerned by the Taliban, but what about the similarly backward views of American rustics? Are they not worse, because here we have people who are (theoretically at least) exposed to reason?