So there was a bill in Alabama (of course) to "ban gay books" introduced by State Rep. Gerald Allen. How delightful! After all, nothing says "freedom" like banning literature.
In fact, the bill would have had a much wider scope than Allen planned. Much wider, in fact:
No public funds or public facilities shall be used by any state agency, public school, public library, or public college or university for the purchase, production, or promotion of printed or electronic materials or activities that, directly or indirectly, sanction, recognize, foster, or promote a lifestyle or actions prohibited by the sodomy and sexual misconduct laws of the state of Alabama.
Shit! Did they almost (unintentionally) ban the Bible? Hilarious!
However, the vote died because not enough legistators showed up. Apathy triumphs yet again.
Ah, well, it's not like people can actually read in Alabama anyway.
As upsetting (and unintentionally hilarious) as this shit is, it gets worse. Jon Stewart explains.