Gay Penguins: The most objectionable book in America
The tale of a pair of gay penguins who adopt a chick has once again topped the objectionable list in US libraries.
And Tango Makes Three is a childrens picture book published in 2005 about a family of penguins with two fathers.
It is the most challenged book in public schools and libraries for the second year in a row, according to the American Libraries Association.
The ALA defines a "challenge" as a "formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness."
"The complaints are that young children will believe that homosexuality is a lifestyle that is acceptable. The people complaining, of course, don't agree with that," Judith Krug, director of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, told AP.
Other books hitting the Top Ten complained about include Maya Angelou's memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, in which Angelou writes of being raped as a child; Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, long attacked for racism; and Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass, which is widely perceived to be pro-atheism.
Macquarie National News
the terror of straight parents when it comes to their children…..it's utterly shameful.
One day the world will look at this time and see how demented we were - not teaching children the real facts of life
This idea that you must hold back images of gay people from the very young is so pervasive - even amoung my own generation who have parented the current adolecent generation - they grow up in the wild and free 60s and 70s but boy were they conservative parents.....