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About 90 gay books burned in fire at Chicago library
ABC7Chicago.com ^ | June 15, 2006 | Associated Press

Posted on 06/15/2006 1:33:03 PM PDT by DBeers

June 15, 2006 (CHICAGO) - A small fire at a Chicago Public Library on the city's North Side has burned about 100 books -- 90 of them in the gay and lesbian section.

Chicago Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said the fire is being investigated as an arson -- but not as a hate crime.

Gay rights activist Rick Garcia questioned that decision, noting the unique location of the fire.

About 10 books in the branch's African-American history collection were also burned.

No one was injured in the fire.

The library branch where the fire occurred is near the center of the city's gay neighborhood.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: arson; flamers; flaming; hatecrimes; homosexualagenda; homosexualbooks; library; pc; politicalcorrectness; politicallycorrect; publiclibrary; taxdollarsatwork; youpayforthis
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Chicago Police spokeswoman Monique Bond said the fire is being investigated as an arson -- but not as a hate crime.

It will be interesting to see where the investigation leads...

1 posted on 06/15/2006 1:33:04 PM PDT by DBeers
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Civil Rights Hate Crime?

2 posted on 06/15/2006 1:34:13 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: DBeers

Books can be gay? Who'da thunk it........


3 posted on 06/15/2006 1:35:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (Liberals ignore criminal behavior, reward sloth and revere incompetence...........)
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To: DBeers

"About 90 gay books"

I didn't realize that BOOKS had a sexual orientation. ;-)


4 posted on 06/15/2006 1:35:57 PM PDT by Conservative Goddess (Politiae legibus, non leges politiis, adaptandae)
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To: DBeers

What if the fire turns out to have been caused by a homeless family camping in the stacks and trying to heat their soup? Whose victim status is the trump?


5 posted on 06/15/2006 1:36:07 PM PDT by Argus
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To: DBeers
Spontaneous combustion, no doubt, what with being packed so tightly in and and all the massage oil. Pouff!
6 posted on 06/15/2006 1:37:02 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: DBeers

Maybe it started by spontaneous combustion due to friction of books rubbing against each other??


7 posted on 06/15/2006 1:37:44 PM PDT by archer59y
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To: DBeers

Flamers!


8 posted on 06/15/2006 1:40:10 PM PDT by rattrap
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To: DBeers

Flamers!


9 posted on 06/15/2006 1:40:11 PM PDT by rattrap
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To: DBeers

flamin fa.....nope,not gonna do it...


10 posted on 06/15/2006 1:40:17 PM PDT by Minnesoootan
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To: DBeers
The genuine conservative reaction should be the same as it was for the NJ Dims who wanted to ban Coulter's book.

Freedom of speech covers everybody or it's a meaningless joke.

11 posted on 06/15/2006 1:41:51 PM PDT by wtc911 (You can't get there from here)
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Books can be gay? Who'da thunk it........

I hope they all wear book jackets.

12 posted on 06/15/2006 1:42:50 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: DBeers

At Pacifica radio, when the leftists wanted more political talk on the radio and less music, the music library mysteriously caught fire several times.


13 posted on 06/15/2006 1:43:12 PM PDT by weegee (happy holidays and seasons greetings...)
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To: Graybeard58

Just goes to show, you can't judge a book by its cover...........


14 posted on 06/15/2006 1:43:28 PM PDT by Red Badger (Liberals ignore criminal behavior, reward sloth and revere incompetence...........)
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To: DBeers

I dont think my Library has a gay and lesbian section.

What would I look for it under?
Fictional love stories?
Non Fiction Humor?
Next to Dr. Doolittle under Love stories about a Lickalottapuss.


15 posted on 06/15/2006 1:46:53 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: DBeers

Hate crime? Against the library? Good luck making that case...unless - wait - was the library painted pink, by any chance? Ah, HAH!


16 posted on 06/15/2006 1:52:03 PM PDT by jagusafr (The proof that we are rightly related to God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not")
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To: Red Badger

What about Gay Talese and Leon Homo?


17 posted on 06/15/2006 1:52:03 PM PDT by rzeznikj at stout (ASCII and ye shall receive... (Computers 3:14))
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Even the BOOKS are gay now? Sorry, I know some books will say, "Now, now, folks, we're all adult books, here," but I really can't fathom books having sex. I didn't know they had the parts!

Although I did hear of one book having a terrible mishap... He had just gone to the doctors' to have his appendix removed...


18 posted on 06/15/2006 1:52:26 PM PDT by dangus
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To: sgtbono2002

Next to Dr. Doolittle under Love stories about a Lickalottapuss.

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I have seen this creature. At a recent V.A. meeting. That's Vaginatarians Anonomous.


19 posted on 06/15/2006 1:54:01 PM PDT by FearlessFreep (Excuse me. But are those your legs or are you riding a chicken?)
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To: FearlessFreep

sp = anonymous


20 posted on 06/15/2006 1:55:49 PM PDT by FearlessFreep (Excuse me. But are those your legs or are you riding a chicken?)
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