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Suing for the right to burn books

Written by Kirsten on June 14th, 2009

This came from my BookBlips daily radar; while it’s sometimes overwhelming in quantity, I’m grateful for the news and new blogs I find through the feed.

Christian group sues for the right to burn YA novel with homosexual protagonist

Clearly, this is more about raising a stink than actually seeking to censor the author; the only effect it has had on me is adding one more book to my wish list, and causing me to seethe with indignation at the gall of some individuals. Thankfully, the folks who support censorship never seem to learn that by deeming a book unfit for children (or adults, for that matter), they often only succeed in giving it huge media attention resulting in a sales spike for the offending work. Which is just fine by me.

Book in question: Francesca Lia Block’s Baby Be-Bop


3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Nymeth says:

    I’m adding it to my wishlist as well. But still, wow. The nerve.

  2. Shanra says:

    What the?.. O_O

    *shakes head* Sometimes it is a sad, sad world we live in…

  3. Ms_BElla says:

    Wow… I have to agree with your other comments, that is very sad. And I am also adding the book to my wishlist. I cant believe those people! If you don’t agree with it then don’t read it!

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