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WATCH: The Leffews Read America’s Scariest Gay Book to Their Kids

And Tango Makes Three notched three straight years atop the American Library Association’s list of the “most frequently challenged” books — because it talks about two gay male penguins raising a daughter. SCARY! It’s also the perfect children’s book for Queerty‘s YouTube Family, the Leffews, to read to their daughter to celebrate news of two gay penguins in Germany raising a chick of their own.

On:           Jun 8, 2009
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    • galefan2004


      Cute kids. Awesome book. Its amazing that this is what people are afraid of. Only thing I don’t understand is the whole church thing that was mentioned in the video. I realize that ideally a church should preach love and tolerance for others, you know the way Jesus preached, but so many religious groups have twisted the words of Jesus to represent themselves that I honestly don’t understand how you can even attend church. Maybe that is just me, but the Bill Maher documentary, Religious, sums up my views.

      Jun 8, 2009 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo

      Hi galefan 2004! You’ve hit the nail on its proverbial head! That is the same thing I am amazed at is people going to churches that preach outright hatred of anyone or anything that they are afraid of. How can you be afraid of gay penguins for chrissakes? They are adorable!

      Jun 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004

      I’m not sure I have seen gay penguins before. Hell, you know what, I’m not so sure I would see them any differently than straight penguins and penguins are adorable. Going to church, in my opinion, would be fine if it wasn’t for the stigma attached. If all churches would actually practice what Jesus preached then all of the worlds evils would be over. However, churches would rather preach intolerance and hatred instead of love each other as god loves you. That is my problem with religion.

      Jun 8, 2009 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo

      OMG, galefan2004, you must be psychic! I was thinking that if the conservative religious put all their energies into real world problems and crises and left gay penguins and our LGBT friends live their lives, the world would be much better off! I saw the gay penguin picture in a magazine and they are adorable and I think Graham Norton had pics of a gay sea lion or walrus on his show.

      Jun 8, 2009 at 9:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004

      Well you see, the problem with that is that its human nature to judge. Its easier to judge others that aren’t like us. I mean, the bible says that all have sinned, but no one really wants to admit to that, so instead they pick the one “sin” that they aren’t ever going to commit and jump on the bandwagon to make that the worst sin ever. I mean, hell, hypothetically, there are conservative parents that have two children and one of them turns out to be gay and the other one turns out to be a serial killer. The difference between those two is that the conservative parents still talk to the serial killer. That is pretty sad.

      Jun 8, 2009 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo

      Main point of course is, with many great couples, marriages, and great adoptions, I cannot understand how anyone, especially those calling themselves religious and churchgoers can condemn such wonderful things.

      Jun 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004

      They condemn what they do not understand. They do not understand how two gay men can love each other. They do not understand how two gay men can sexually please one another. They do not understand how two gay men can raise a family. So, instead of trying to reach a higher level understanding, they judge and hate because its easier to judge someone else than examine your own views and change them when they are wrong.

      Jun 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo

      I know, galefan2004, you’re exactly right that these people cut off contact with their LGBT children and are so judgmental and it’s a real shame. I guess we’ll never get a real explanation why they do this, but I cannot imagine myself being that hateful of anyone.

      Jun 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joanaroo

      I guess it becomes a rhetorical question of why personally they can feel that way, but we do know how and why as a group they do. It’s just sad they can’t be open-minded. Thanx galefan2004, I’ve enjoyed the conversation! :-)

      Jun 8, 2009 at 10:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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