Sometimes I really do wonder how any of us liberals stay sane here in Texas. But I guess that’s the feeling of many liberals living in “red states.” And I won’t lie, sometimes I feel like just packing up all of my belongings and moving to “bluer pastures.” Living here all my life, I’m not sure I would even know how to react to living in an area where liberals outnumbered conservatives.
Well, my sanity was tested once again when I ran across the story of a pastor in Cleveland, Texas who is pushing for the public library to ban all of the books that he feels are “demonic.”
Apparently he feels that children will be “corrupted” by reading books containing supernatural beings who aren’t human.
Pastor Phillip Missick of King of Saints Tabernacle said, “This is dark. There’s a sexual element. You have creatures that aren’t human. I think it’s dangerous for our kids.”
One of the books he listed was the “ultra-demonic”… Twilight. You know, the one where the vampires sparkle.
Library Director, Mary Cohn said that only around five percent of the 1,500 books (about 75) in the “teen section” of the library deal with vampires or other supernatural beings.
But apparently that’s enough to draw the ire of Mr. Missick.
Though why stop there? Let’s just ban all books people find “offensive.” Because that’s a real “enlightened” way to build a society, right?
My question is, has this guy read the Bible? Has he seen some of the horrific things that are written inside that book? But I’m guessing he has no problem with children reading about Armageddon or the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.
What an absolute hypocrite.
The Bible isn’t exactly the most peaceful or “child friendly” piece of literature around. If someone were to actually read, and follow, many of the things that are written inside of the Bible, they would be “justified” in committing heinous acts. Take for instance the right for a husband to stone his wife to death for committing adultery. Not only that, but the Bible makes it clear that if you “mess up” in life, your soul will spend an eternity in torment and torture burning in the fiery pits of hell.
But, by all means, let’s worry about children reading about sparkly, metrosexual vampires.
Because that’s really something about which we need to be concerned.