- February 2022
Gene McGee, the mayor of Ridgeland, Miss., a suburb of Jackson, is withholding funding for his city's library because there are LGBTQ books on the shelves.
So says Tonja Johnson, executive director of the Madison County Library System, who told local news outlets that the mayor objected to what he called "homosexual material" in the library. "His reasoning that he gave was that, as a Christian, he could not support that, and that he would not release funding until we remove the material."
I'll give you no guesses which political party Mayor McGee belongs to.
McGee hasn't admitted that he's withholding the money over queer literature, but said "sexual connotations are not appropriate for children when they enter the library."
In that case, the library obviously must clear its shelves of all Danielle Steel novels. And that'll leave the matrons of Ridgeland so bereft they might even vote Democratic.
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