Saturday, October 03, 2009

Banned Books Week: Still Needed in the U.S.

As we conclude Banned Books Week we still see support for this important campaign thanks to the Huffington Post and the National Coalition Against Censorship's Executive Director Joan Bertin. Certainly, the Christian Civil Liberties Union

-- a suspect organization, as I'm failing to locate any information on it -- is attempting to impose its pro-Christian agenda on what is supposed to be a religion-neutral public library by seeking a sizable civil monetary award and the actual burning of the challenged books. Thankfully, due to the work of librarians as first amendment warriors and library boards that operate with a sense of balance, there was a rational outcome. (For local insight into the West Bend library histrionics, check this local blog and website.) Thankfully as well, the GLHS Library, and the libraries of the rest of GLPS, haven't had a challenge in quite some time, and the Grand Ledge community seems to be more tolerant and informed.

1 comment:

  1. Let's be clear and give appropriate facts. I do not belong to nor endorse the activities of the Christian Civil Liberties Union. I do not believe in book burning. I do not not believe in book banning. I have never asked for a ban on books. West Bend Citizens for Safe Libraries asked for more information on the shelves, not less. WBCFSL asked for books to be moved, not REmoved.