“Does Sheila Butt’s Does God Love Michael’s Two Daddies? belong on your shelves as well (as a Tale of Two Mommies)?”
From ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee
-As a librarian I have weeded a number of books that include stereotypes or bigotry (why an elementary library opened in the 90’s would include such books to begin with is beyond me). And I would not purchase books now that have anti-Semitic or anti-immigrant themes, in the same way that I would not purchase such an anti-LGBT book. My limited library resources will go to books that open eyes and minds rather than close them.
Read the short article and the thoughtful comments. It’s an interesting discussion - one that is more nuanced than my answer may indicate. But with those nuances and complexities of intellectual freedom in mind, my thoughts above hold true to me.
Oh, just the title of that Butt’s book (and geez, that name) makes me nauseous.