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Illinois Family Institute: Libraries should stock books about children happy their gay parents died

Nick Duffy September 6, 2014
Iowa book burning Paul Dorr

After the incident, activists online raised thousands of dollars to help the library buy replacements.

The Illinois Family Institute has claimed that libraries should stock books about the “joy” children feel when their same-sex parents die.

The group’s ‘culture analyst’ Laurie Higgins made the comments in a blog post attacking the American Library Association for Banned Books Week – which often highlights LGBT-themed books banned and censored by religious groups.

In the blog, Higgins claimed: “Next year, will the Schaumburg librarians display photos of empty shelves where books that challenge Leftist assumptions about the nature and morality of homosexuality should be?

“Will they ask for young adult (YA) novels about teens who feel sadness and resentment about being intentionally deprived of a mother or father and who seek to find their missing biological parents?

“Will they ask for dark, angsty novels about teens who are damaged by the promiscuity of their ‘gay’ ‘fathers’ who hold sexual monogamy in disdain?

“Will they ask for novels about young adults who are consumed by a sense of loss and bitterness that their politically correct and foolish parents allowed them during the entirety of their childhood to cross-dress, change their names, and take medication to prevent puberty, thus deforming their bodies?

“Will they ask for novels about teens who suffer because of the harrowing fights and serial “marriages” of their lesbian mothers?

“Will they ask for picture books that show the joy a little birdie experiences when after the West Nile virus deaths of her two daddies, she’s finally adopted by a daddy and mommy?

“Surely, there are some teens and children who will identify with such stories.”

 

More: Anti-gay, censorship, Christian, homophobic, Illinois Family Institute, Laurie Higgins, library, US

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