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 and also because he’s a coward.