Library rejects images of Crucifixion, Jesus carrying the cross and the Nativity
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I suspect that the librarians would really rather not have any Christian crap on display if it can figure of a way to keep it out.
MERIDEN — The Meriden Public Library Wednesday defended its decision to ban certain images of Jesus Christ in a public display area. ...
"In the name of protecting kids from seeing a portrait of Jesus, the censors are busy practicing intolerance. Perhaps they would have been more at home with a portrait of Lucifer," Catholic League President William Donohue said in the statement released Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Giovino criticized the library for refusing to install software on public computers that would block access to certain Internet sites, specifically those that include pornography.
"We can't," library Director of Community Affairs Victoria Navin said. "It's up to the parent. That's not for library officials to do. We'd be sued by the American Civil Liberties Union." ...
Judith Krug, director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association, said the Meriden Public Library's policy doesn't make sense.
Hannah C. Glover, Record-Journal: Library stands by decision on artwork