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Naughty librarians to face 1 year in prison
by Simon Black
Posted March 13, 2020

Missouri make librarians in charge of censorshipAre you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity.

A Missouri bill would create “community oversight boards,” (i.e. censorship boards) to decide what books are appropriate for certain ages.

The bill says children should not have access to any book which includes descriptions of sexual content that “appeals to the prurient interest of minors.”

And according to the bill, sexual content includes even mere mentions of nudity.

Bear in mind– we’re not just talking about the Game of Thrones books, which are pretty clearly intended for adult audiences.

This applies to even classics like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, James Joyce’s Ulysses, Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, and of course, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. More…