November 18, 2006

Gay Penguins Still Ruffling Feathers

"And Tango Makes Three" is a children's picture book that tells the story, a true story by the way, about two male penguins who raised a baby penguin as their own chick in New York's Central Park Zoo.

Of course, anything that exposes youngesters to a positive portrayal of homosexuals, even amongs penguins, will get some people's undies all bunched up. The lastest is in Shiloh, Illinois, where some parents have raised a stink. They are trying to get the book moved to a section containing "mature topics" which would require parental permission for a child to read it.

It's a sweet little book that you can buy on Amazon.com. Anything that can get our kids thinking outside the box the religious right so desperately wants to keep them in is a good thing.

4 comments:

  1. the gay penguin thing again? isn't it amazing how treatened the fundies are about not having all aspects of nature mirrir thier tightly-choreographed ideas of what's divine and sacred?

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  2. This book is for little kids. Little kids don't think they way the adults seem to think.

    When I was that age (4 to 8) I thought all cats were female and all dogs were male. I also remember seeing a picture of a bunch of naked children and wondering how one could tell the boys from the girls if they had no clothes on.

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  3. Hmm, well, moving the book to the "mature topics" section seems right. I mean love, acceptance, tolerance and understanding require a certain level of maturity, something woefully lacking in folks who seek to censure this book.

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  4. How dare those filthy penguins force their lifestyle upon unsuspecting children and other penguins!!!??? Mother Nature must be turning into a liberal pinko commie!!!

    *Sorry, it's been a long day* :-P

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