LoL Friday Short: A Victory For Tolerance & Education

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

Ballotpedia’s info on Judge George Jay Quist

Holocaust novel ‘Maus’ banned in Tennessee school district.” From PBS Newshour

US conservatives linked to rich donors wage campaign to ban books from schools.” By Adam Gabbatt of The Guardian

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!

Photo: “stockport library – books” by Holiday Gems is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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