Parents fight library's gay-themed books

Submitted by rochelle on Mon, 05/10/2004 - 04:52

An Anonymous Patron sends "this piece about parent concerns about books with gay characters available at the Mid-Columbia (WA) Library District from the Tri City Herald.

'Kristine Claybrook doesn't want to be surprised when she reads to her two children in the public library and finds gay-oriented characters or themes in a book.

"We feel the library should be a safe place for our children to browse without being exposed to this sort of lifestyle," said the 26-year-old mother. Her strong faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints anchors her and her family's values, she said.'"