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Weekly News Digest

February 27, 2018 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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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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