SINGAPORE (AP) — A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.Carolyn has the leading comment:
The National Library Board, which runs 26 public libraries in Singapore, pulled from the shelves and said it would "pulp" the copies of three titles, citing complaints their content goes against Singapore's family values.
The books are "And Tango Makes Three," about a male-male penguin couple in the Central Park Zoo; "The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption," which involves a lesbian couple; and "Who's In My Family: All About Our Families."
"The prevailing norms, which the overwhelming majority of Singaporeans accept, support teaching children about conventional families, but not about alternative, non-traditional families, which is what the books in question are about," Minister of Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said Friday.
staff never saw roy and silo in a sexual actShe is right. This book is used in American schools to indoctrinate elementary school kids that homosexuality is natural and good and pervasive. These penguins were not gay in the human sense of the word.
pair were observed trying to hatch a rock as if it were an egg
They also attempted to steal eggs from other penguin couples
zoo keeper gave them a real egg
they hatched the egg and the female chick tango when reaching breeding age paired with another female
silo found another partner, a female called Scrappy
roy joined an all male group
So....the book tells enough about the two penguins to fit their agenda and not enough to tell the truth. A case of human manipulation to make a political and social point.
And no, the world is not 10% gay. Here are the latest numbers:
A survey released Tuesday by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports:So why is our family law being re-written to accommodate 1.6% of the population?Based on the 2013 NHIS data [collected in 2013 from 34,557 adults aged 18 and over], 96.6% of adults identified as straight, 1.6% identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7% identified as bisexual. The remaining 1.1% of adults identified as “something else” [0.2%,] stated “I don’t know the answer” [0.4%] or refused to provide an answer [0.6%].More specifically, 1.8 percent of men self-identify as gay and 0.4 percent as bisexual, and 1.5 percent of women self-identify as lesbian and 0.9 percent as bisexual.
The results are generally in the same ballpark as past estimates — and far below the long-debunked 10 percent estimate.