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Gay Penguins

Friday, November 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Watch out, America! The gay penguins have arrived. Grab your children and hide them in the nearest closest. But whatever you do, don’t let them read the true story of the two male penguins in a New York City zoo who lovingly adopted and raised a child penguin on their own. ’cause you know, it’s bad for America and we don’t want to give kids the wrong idea that children should be raised by loving parents.

Tango Makes Three

Parents in Metro East community want gay penguin book blocked

SHILOH, Ill. — A picture book about two male penguins raising a baby penguin is getting a chilly reception among some parents in this village who worry about the book’s availability to elementary students — and the reluctance of administrators to restrict access to it.

The concerns are the latest involving “And Tango Makes Three,” the illustrated children’s book based on a true story of two male penguins — Roy and Silo — in New York City’s Central Park Zoo who adopted a fertilized egg and raised the chick as their own.

Complaining about the book’s homosexual undertones, some parents of Shiloh Elementary School students believe the book — available to be checked out of the school’s library in this 11,000-resident town 20 miles east of St. Louis — tackles topics their young children aren’t ready to handle.

Their request: Move the book to the library’s regular shelves and restrict it to a section for mature issues, perhaps even requiring parental permission before their child can check it out.

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