Continuing its insightful review of books that Ginny Maziarka has objected to at the West Bend library, Consorship-Free Libraries has posted a summary of Hear Me Out: True Stories of Teens Educating and Confronting Homophobia, a collection of twenty first-person accounts written by lesbian, gay, and transgender teens.
The bottom line is that Hear Me Out does not contain any sexually explicit material or anything else that could cause it to be labeled as obscene by any reasonable person.
As a result, Censorship-Free Libraries has issues the following challenge to Ginny:
AN OPEN CHALLENGE TO GINNY MAZIARKA: Post a comment to this blog that explains your objection to Hear Me Out!. Tell us clearly what it is about this book you find objectionable, and state in tangible, practical detail what you think the library should do with/to this book. If you feel your explanation needs more space than a blog comment allows, post a full article on your own WISSUP blog and leave a link in a comment here. (Yes, you should expect your response to be scrutinized and debated).I don't expect Ginny to acknowledge this blatant attempt to rid the library of any text that portrays homosexuality in a positive (or, at least, non-negative) light.
Her repeated attempts to push her (intolerant, homophobic, antithetical of the lessons of Jesus) morals on the rest of the community have got to stop.