Libraries Ban Gay Book After Beef From Glenn Beck Group

9/12 Project members get teen tome pulled
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2010 3:26 AM CDT
Public library commissioners didn't vote on the book's removal, according to emails.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A book aimed at teenagers struggling with their sexuality has been pulled from libraries in a New Jersey county after pressure from members of Glenn Beck's 9/12 Project. Revolutionary Voices, an anthology of essays by young people about coming out of the closet, is "pervasively vulgar, obscene, and inappropriate," a member of the Beck group wrote in a successful effort to get a public library and a high school library to remove the book, the New York Daily News reports.

"How can we grab the books so that they never, ever get back into circulation?" a library director wrote in an email obtained by TPM. "Copies need to totally disappear." The library cited "child pornography" as its reason for removing the book, which was named among the best adult books for high school students by the School Library Journal in 2001.

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