Montgomery County judge defends removal of controversial books

A Story From TX [Not Maryland, sorry] says the fervent debate over controversial children\’s books at Montgomery County libraries continued to divide residents over whether the publications create a \”recruiting ground for homosexuals\” or an acceptable avenue for adolescents to learn about the facts of life.

Sadler and the commissioners came under fire after they removed two books written by Robie H. Harris, \”It\’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex & Sexual Health,\” Aug. 26 and \”It\’s So Amazing\” in early September, from library shelves for review due to complaints of graphic content.

\”Was our response radical? I don\’t think it was,\” Sadler told the group of more than 50 who attended the meeting. \”I think our response was moderate and it was middle of the road.\”