North Carolina: queer library book shocker
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Here in the great Tarheel state a visit to the public library can cause anxiety and sweaty palms. You never know what cultural shocks await you.
King & King & Family tells the story of two young men who come to love each other. It sat on the Freeman Elementary School Library's shelves for a couple of years until an Eastern North Carolina family saw it.
"I was flabbergasted," Hartsell said. "My child is not old enough to understand something like that, especially when it is not in our beliefs."
When you are a kid it can be hard for you to understand what your parents can't. If you can and are wise you will probably keep your wise young lips shut. The deep thinkers are talking of transferring their innocent to another school.
"We have a lot of diversity in our schools," said Elizabeth Miars, Freeman's principal. "What might be inappropriate for one family, in another family is a totally acceptable thing."
Back in the roaring twenties flaming youth were often looking for a gay time without having any idea they were evoking the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah. When Nietzsche wrote The Gay Science he was alluding to chivalry (a feeling that femme gay guys have always evoked in me).
When Americans aren't illiterate they are ahistorical, semi-hemi-demi-literate. History vanishes, all culture before the idiot box called TV spins away forgotten. Television: the great equalizer, vulgarizer.
Is my "I'm a Pervert" button on straight?.