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Access Restricted to Four Sex-Related Library Books
KTKA 49 News ABC ^ | 19 February 2009 | Ben Bauman

Posted on 02/19/2009 8:45:52 PM PST by plan2succeed.org

The library board of trustees meeting was moved to a larger room to accommodate all those wanting to speak.

The proposal, which came from a library patron, was to restrict the access by children to four books, Sex for Busy People, The Lesbian Kama Sutra, The Joy of Sex and The Joy of Gay Sex.

"This is clearly an effort to suppress books about gay people. Only four books were targeted out of the thousands that might have been targeted, say, about tawdry romance novels or books about how to make a bomb or maybe a book about how to make poisons out of household items," restriction opponent Jason Chaika said.

"Most of our adults have already formed their positions as it relates to their sexuality. That's not what this is about. This is not about censoring material, keeping it from adults. But we do need to protect our children," restriction proponent Cecil Washington, Jr. said.

Some who spoke against the restricted access say it's not the library's responsibility.

"Parenting is up to the parents, and library policy is that children not be left unattended in the library," Chaika said.

"All of us know that our children go places that we are not aware of. That is why we need a society that is working with the parents to help provide that protection," Washington said.

The board charged the library staff with finding a way to restrict access to the books.


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KEYWORDS: access; books; children; filth; homosexualagenda; library
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I predict the ACLU will sue and lose. This will make this case an example for library boards nationwide that local communities should control library boards, not the ALA [American Library Association].

Children nationwide may receive protection from harm previously untapped by locals thinking the ALA is authoritative. It is not. This case further proves that.


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1 posted on 02/19/2009 8:45:53 PM PST by plan2succeed.org
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To: beaversmom; Jeff Head; Darkwolf377; Armigerous; Mojave; citizencon; Hong Kong Expat; Dumb_Ox; ...

All, see this post I just posted.


2 posted on 02/19/2009 8:48:53 PM PST by plan2succeed.org (www.SafeLibraries.org)
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To: plan2succeed.org

The library will probably give in and let children have access to ANYTHING


3 posted on 02/19/2009 8:50:54 PM PST by GeronL (Hey, won't you be my Face Book friend??)
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To: GeronL

No, that’s the point. The library has successfully restricted access to material it deemed inappropriate for children—perfectly legal, by the way.


4 posted on 02/19/2009 8:53:52 PM PST by plan2succeed.org (www.SafeLibraries.org)
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To: plan2succeed.org

I’m surprised that any public library is doing that


5 posted on 02/19/2009 8:55:45 PM PST by GeronL (Hey, won't you be my Face Book friend??)
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To: GeronL

Well, if we’re not allowed to restrict books such as the Joy of Sex and Joy of Gay Sex from children, then there’s no standards at all anymore. No concept of things that children shouldn’t be seeing.

Heck these liberals think a 12 year old girl is an adult for purposes of deciding to have an abortion. Or get birth control without parental consent.


6 posted on 02/19/2009 9:03:20 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I agree with you. leftists don’t.


7 posted on 02/19/2009 9:08:46 PM PST by GeronL (Hey, won't you be my Face Book friend??)
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To: dynachrome

Poll ping!


8 posted on 02/19/2009 9:11:33 PM PST by peggybac (Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Best of all, the local community got what it wanted. That in and of itself shocks those who usually externally control communities, like the ALA, and the library director is a big wig in the ALA.


9 posted on 02/19/2009 9:11:36 PM PST by plan2succeed.org (www.SafeLibraries.org)
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To: plan2succeed.org

Joy of Gay Sex... Yes, nothing spells fun like shoving a *bleep* right up the old outtake valve. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!


10 posted on 02/19/2009 9:15:22 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: plan2succeed.org

They’ll ban books like this while the kids are over downloading p0rn on the library computers and sexting nekkid pix back and forth


11 posted on 02/19/2009 9:21:53 PM PST by bigbob (-)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Well, the book is appropriate for the right people. I have spoken with one of the authors about this. See "Dear Felice Picano, 'The Joy of Gay Sex' Co-Author."
12 posted on 02/19/2009 9:26:13 PM PST by plan2succeed.org (www.SafeLibraries.org)
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To: plan2succeed.org

BS. It IS a library’s responsibility. They are serving the public, and as such servants, MAY NOT contribute to the delinquency of a minor, nor may they engage in distributing pornographic materials to minors.


13 posted on 02/19/2009 9:37:49 PM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: plan2succeed.org

Well, that response looked about typical. Because she wasn’t allowed to see “adult” books, she swings all the way over to “anything goes” to get back for it.

Did her lovely screed have a nice little chapter on the joys of anal blossoms ? I mean, gee whiz, what precocious 4-year old doesn’t want to learn about those just ‘cuz Felice says he ought to ?


14 posted on 02/19/2009 9:39:21 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: papasmurf
BS. It IS a library’s responsibility. They are serving the public, and as such servants, MAY NOT contribute to the delinquency of a minor, nor may they engage in distributing pornographic materials to minors.

Mind your own business. Just because you are a facist, nazi, homophobe does not give you the right to censor these wonderful books.

Besides, children should be able to decide their sexual identity without having it forced upon them by their parents, society, church teachings and nature. How can a child make an educated decision about their sexual orientation unless they are exposed to how joyful gay sex is?

15 posted on 02/19/2009 10:10:35 PM PST by DCBurgess58
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To: DCBurgess58
The same way my kids did.

Silly goose, with one of these...



16 posted on 02/19/2009 10:25:03 PM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: plan2succeed.org

In high school library, when I was bored, I’d read “All You Wanted to Know about Sex, but Were Afraid to Ask.” Easily accessible then.(1975 or so)


17 posted on 02/19/2009 10:54:20 PM PST by madison10
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To: papasmurf
The same way my kids did.

Silly goose, with one of these...

I don't know... that straight wedge looks oppressivly large.

19 posted on 02/19/2009 11:13:26 PM PST by DCBurgess58
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To: Morgana
Have access to it? Heck those kids could more than likely write their own book on the subject!

At least one of these books portrays graphic depictions of "fisting", among other delights, are you sure "those kids" are into that?

20 posted on 02/19/2009 11:51:04 PM PST by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: Wil H

21 posted on 02/20/2009 12:25:10 AM PST by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: All; Mojave
FYI, here are more Topeka, KS, library stories.
22 posted on 02/20/2009 4:21:30 AM PST by plan2succeed.org (www.SafeLibraries.org)
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To: plan2succeed.org
I'm pretty sure, “The Joy of Gay Sex” is required reading for Massachusetts Elementary School students.
23 posted on 02/20/2009 6:33:17 AM PST by HenpeckedCon (1/20/13 - Obama's Last Day!)
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24 posted on 02/20/2009 8:06:26 AM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (To hell with the RINO party!)
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To: plan2succeed.org; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Looks like an attempt by the homo community to force their views on school kids.

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25 posted on 02/20/2009 10:47:15 AM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: plan2succeed.org; LucyT; NormsRevenge; Dog; Straight Vermonter; G8 Diplomat; Fred Nerks; ...
I Voted YES.......I have Grand Kids there....

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Poll

Should the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library restrict access to books that are considered objectionable by some community members?

Thanks for your vote.

Response Percent Votes
Yes, children must be protected from exposure to certain books 50 votes45% 50
No, I'll be my own censor, thank you 59 votes53% 59
No opinion 1 vote0% 1
110 total votes

26 posted on 02/20/2009 10:57:22 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: papasmurf

UGH!


27 posted on 02/20/2009 10:57:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: dynachrome

Thanks very much...Got to talk to my daughter this weekend...


28 posted on 02/20/2009 10:58:45 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: plan2succeed.org
This is clearly an effort to suppress books about gay people

Ya think? Naw, it's an effort to prevent 8 year olds from looking at porn.

29 posted on 02/20/2009 10:59:53 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Always pack the heat. Always pack the heat. Always pack the heat.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You noticed where the pointer was for my kids, right? LOL


30 posted on 02/20/2009 11:00:10 AM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: papasmurf

LOL....well good luck...that will be tough in today’s climate.


31 posted on 02/20/2009 11:47:05 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (What happened to my IRAs)
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To: dynachrome

Should the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library restrict access to books that are considered objectionable by some community members?

Yes, children must be protected from exposure to certain books 47% 63

No, I’ll be my own censor, thank you 51% 68

No opinion 0% 1

132 total votes


32 posted on 02/20/2009 12:30:14 PM PST by pattty
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