Friday, November 17, 2006

Soon “Gay Only” Shelves at Library?

In a throwback to “Coloreds only” water fountains, an Illinois library considers the request to cordon access to a children’s book based on a true story. The offensive "gay oriented" material shows two males penguins from the New York zoo adopting a fertilized egg and raising the chick on their own.

When parents raised concern about the depiction of the male/male relationship, librarians moved the book to nonfiction as it actually happened. However, this did not quell the adult’s hesitancy to show two loving males serving in a parental role. Zoological experts say adoptions are not unusual in the world of penguins.

To think that humans could actually learn about love and compassion from our animal friends? Perish the thought as we’re too busy fighting amongst ourselves…

No comments: