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Subject The national (Graphic Gay Shit) book banning debate has come to Newtown, CT: 'It's kind of tearing the community apart'- Ban the porn!
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Original Message Newtown (of Sandy Hook fame) is back just in time for Sodom and Gomorrah month.

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The national book banning debate has come to CT: 'It's kind of tearing the community apart'

The media is playing up this minor, insignificant, proper LGBT filth banning action as tearing the community apart. No one wants this LGBT filth except filthy, disgusting libtards.

Bruce Degan, co-creator of the Magic School Bus book series, spoke against banning books during the public comments part of Tuesday nights Board of Education meeting. Members of the public spoke for and against the board banning two books, “Flamer” by Mike Curato and “Blankets” by Craig Thompson, from the high school library. The district’s Special Review Committee and the superintendent unanimously support keeping both books in the library. Tuesday, May 16, 2023, Newtown, Conn.

For the past several weeks, the hottest subject of debate in Newtown has been a pair of books almost never checked out of the library.

On one side are parents who claim a pair of young adult books are overly graphic and should be removed from the shelves at Newtown High. On the other side are parents, students and activists who defend the books and see attempts to ban them as overreach and censorship.

Recent Board of Education meetings have become increasingly tense, with spirited public comment from both sides and a deadlocked vote among board members that seems to have stoked passions even further. On Facebook, arguments over the book challenges have been fierce and often nasty.

"It's kind of tearing the community apart," superintendent Christopher Melillo told CT Insider.

Though Connecticut hasn't seen as intense a book-banning push as states such as Florida and Texas have, the national trend has arrived conspicuously, with recent challenges not only in Newtown but also in Westport, Darien, Brookfield, Fairfield, Guilford and other towns. In most cases, challenges have concerned books addressing gender identity and sexuality, many of which have been at the center of controversies nationwide.

Overall, the Connecticut Library Association has identified 38 active book challenges across the state, up from about nine at this time last year, CLA president Douglas Lord said.

"Not since I've been a librarian have we seen this level of baloney with book challenges and censorship types of activity," Lord said. "In my lifetime or career it's not really precedented."
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