The Left of Lansing Friday Short this week celebrates a judge’s ruling in which he dismissed a lawsuit over so-called “pornographic” books in Kent County’s Rockford Public Schools District.
A right-wing Christian Nationalist group wanted to ban 14 books, most of which dealt with LGBTQ+ stories. The judge ruled the books as a whole have literary value.
It was a harsh defeat for those seeking to silence and erase marginalized voices in our nation’s history and society.
It was a victory for freedom, and it’s that very freedom that MAGA Christian Nationalists are hoping to destroy.
“Judge dismisses lawsuit against Michigan school district over ‘explicit’ books in library.” By Melissa Frick of MLive.com
Ballotpedia’s info on Judge George Jay Quist
“Holocaust novel ‘Maus’ banned in Tennessee school district.” From PBS Newshour
“The plot thickens: The battle over books comes at a cost.” By Tovia Smith of National Public Radio
To help lead the charge against book banning, please join MI Right To Read Coalition!