An interesting letter to the editor today in the Independent Record advocates the removal of a book from the Lewis and Clark Library, claiming it is pornographic. The author of the letter, Paul Cohen, writes:
When I saw “The Joy of Gay Sex” on the Helena Public Library’s “New” bookshelf, I wondered, “What are they presenting to the children of our community?” It was worse than I expected. This book is full of explicit drawings of male homosexual acts of every kind imaginable.
Hmm…the book was “full” of those nasty drawings, was it? One would think a person would have stopped reading upon first encountering such hateful material. Maybe censors are less concerned about protecting others than themselves.