The UCC thing was corporate-censorship – this is plain old home-grown, state-sponsored book-burning censorship – in Alabama (of all places!):
Under the bill, literary works with gay characters or written by gay authors would be banned from pubic and school libraries. Textbooks that reference homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle also would not be allowed. Similarly, theater groups, such as those at public universities and schools, could not perform plays penned by gay authors or containing homosexuality-related subject matter “at a state-supported institution.”
Alright asshole – let’s take it to the limit:
Strip it all the way down. No music, architecture, paintings, sculpture, poetry… nothing.
Then tell me what you have left.
Or as Mark Potok, director of the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project says:
[The ban] would be removing a good portion of the classics of Western civilizations. So I think it’s a jackass proposal, to put it plainly.
Do we collect any stupid taxes in this country? We should.