The Maziarkas were still fighting to have books moved, having identified 82 questionable titles — more than double their original list.Sounds like they've got a real nose for it.
Ginny Maziarka and her husband also asked the West Bend Community Memorial Library to obtain books about homosexuality that affirmed heterosexuality, such as titles written by "ex-gays," Maziarka said.Forgive me, but it stretches credulity that there is any such thing. I also heard they tried to turn Wilt Chamberlain gay, but it didn't take.
"All the books in the young-adult zone that deal with homosexuality are gay-affirming," she said.What, no Bibles?
Show me 82 "gay-affirming" books and I'll show you one "gay-stoning-to-death" book. How's that for balance.
But I would hope that the adolescents of West Bend might find some gay-affirming respite in the library, at least, because they're certainly not going to find it among the community's Maziarkas.
A lot of people who call themselves Christians like to tell us that being gay is "unnatural." Is that the message we want to send to these kids, that what they're in the process of coming to realize about their own selves is "unnatural"? One might beg to differ.
That's a case of the remedy being worse than the diagnosis.