Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Casting the First Stone in Alabama

Last night I saw an excellent bumpersticker: "ARE YOU FOLLOWING JESUS THIS CLOSE?"

The answer from Alabama, where state lawmaker Gerald Allen, R-Cottondale, wants to ban all books that mention homosexuality from Alabama libraries, is an emphatic no:

Allen said that if his bill passes, novels with gay protagonists and college textbooks that suggest homosexuality is natural would have to be removed from library shelves and destroyed.

"I guess we dig a big hole and dump them in and bury them," he said.

So much for casting the first stone. One wonders if he's talking about the books, or the gays.