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Saturday, December 11, 2004

Alabama Lawmaker Proposes Book Ban

Rep. Gerald Allen, R-Cottondale, unveiled an anti-gay lifestyle bill that prohibits state money from being used on books and other materials and programs that would "sanction, recognize, foster or promote" homosexuality and similar activities that violate state law.
He said he would like to "dig a big hole and bury" materials that are in publicly funded institutions now.
The ban "would be removing a good portion of the classics of Western civilizations, " said Mark Potok, director of the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, "So I think it's a jackass proposal, to put it plainly."
See also: 'We have to protect people' for the Bush/Allen connection.
View the bill: HB30 (PDF) in all it's glory.
Wouldn't passage of this bill technically make it illegal for the resulting law to be printed as this would be spending state money on material that "recognizes" homosexuality? This law would outlaw itself!


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