Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Alabama Legislator Proposes Book Ban
CBS News Correspondent Mark Strassmann reports:
Alabama lawmaker Gerald Allen, a Republican, says homosexuality is an unacceptable lifestyle. As , under his bill, public school libraries could no longer buy new copies of plays or books by gay authors, or about gay characters. "I don't look at it as censorship," says State Representative Gerald Allen. "I look at it as protecting the hearts and souls and minds of our children." Books by any gay author would have to go: Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and Gore Vidal. Alice Walker's novel "The Color Purple" has lesbian characters.