Category: Censorship

McMinn County school board outs themselves

The McMinn County School Board decided to ban Maus, a multi-award winning graphic novel about the holocaust. According to an official statement posted on Twitter, Maus was removed because: “…of its unnecessary use of profanity and nudity and its depiction of violence and suicide.” I’m not sure these idiots know what the holocaust was. It seems rather inconvenient for them that it didn’t take place in a clean, white room where everybody was polite before the murdering began. But in order to explain themselves they put forth that: “We do not diminish the value of Maus as an impactful and meaningful piece of literature…” And yet, they banned it. To further illustrate the incompetence and stupidity on display here, soon after the news broke about the removal of the book, the school tweeted out a photo of the Board for School Board Appreciation Week, a time of the year that’s…

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Mississippi mayor butthurt over LGBTQIA books at the library

From the good folks at BOOK RIOT: Gene McGee, the mayor of Ridgeland, Mississippi has declared that he “…only serves the great Lord above” and, as such, is withholding part of the local library’s funding until they remove all the LGBTQIA books from their collection. Is this legal? Of course not. Is this a dangerous display of local government censorship? You bet your ass it is. Granted, this is a mayor who boasts about his “Adopt-a-Cop” programme and prides himself on all he’s done for law enforcement. It seems odd, then, that’d he’d violate the law in such a manner and trample First Amendment rights the way he’s doing. But ya know, he’s part of that party that’s all about small government. The mayor chose not to attend a library meeting about the collection which I’m certain is because he was very engaged with some other business at that time…

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