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'Libraries Versus Communities of Hate' by the Annoyed Librarian
The Annoyed Librarian published a tirade against people “who want all LGBT-themed books banned from the public library.” The post says the following:
There are groups it’s safe for all of us to hate. Fascists, for example. There aren’t really that many fascists in America, but they want to destroy whatever passes for the free society we live in, so we can all hate them for that. And mimes. We can all agree they’re a danger to society, silent but deadly.
Otherwise, the vast majority of Americans, including those of whatever group you happen to despise, are peaceable folk who mind their own business and just want to live their lives.
And then there are the bigots in Orange City, Iowa, who want to ban LGBT books because they’re ‘pushing an agenda’ ‘counter to those in the faith community.’
300 people signed a petition to ban the books. That doesn’t sound like many, but it’s about 5% of the population.
Think about what it must be like to know that 5% of the people around you hate you so much they wish you didn’t exist and want to erase all mention of people like you from the public record. And then think that they all profess a religion whose main spokesman commanded everyone to love their neighbors as themselves. And then collapse from the hypocrisy overload.
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