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The Joy of Gay Sex?

One day this past February, Paul perused the “New” bookshelf at the Lewis & Clark Public Library in Helena, Montana, and he saw The Joy of Gay Sex. Taking a glance at its contents led to a formal request to remove the book from the library and public hearings over, “Does such a book belong in the public library?”

Paul’s Letter to the Editor in the Independent Record and the Queen City News tells more about how this process began.

The director of the library, Judy Hart, agreed to hear comments on this book from Paul Cohen and other community members at the board meeting on August 25th, 2008. Here is our Handout of Points Paul took to the meeting.

After the meeting, I wrote a summary of the points covered by all speakers. Here is that Summary with Paul’s Notes and Answers interspersed throughout the commentary.

Tonight, September 16th, 2008, a second public hearing was held at the Large Meeting Room at the library. There were eighteen speakers for keeping the book, and ten against (two of those asking for it to be put in an adult section).

Here is a Summary of the Public Hearing with Paul’s Commentary.

Comments can be submitted in writing to the library board through October 3rd. One page of written comment is allowed.

We have had further debate on this matter. Here you can read various Letters to the Editor of the Helena Independent Record with all comments, with some correspondence as well:

Objects to ‘Joy of Gay Sex’ (Paul Cohen – 8/17/08)

Double Standard? (Will MacBride – 8/24/08)

Remove the Book (Mark Colton – 8/25/08)

Book Doesn’t Belong in Library (Sierra Chambers – 9/18/08)

Libraries Are No Place for Censorship (IR Staff – 9/18/08)

Don’t Print Derogatory ‘Opinions’ (Robert Bayuk – 9/21/08)

     Our Correspondence with Robert Bayuk

Libraries Aren’t for Agendas (Lisa Marshall – 9/21/08)

We have had more correspondence with Robert Bayuk. And we also have a few more postings in the IR article – Libraries Are No Place for Censorship.

9-26-08 Addition: Paul and Victor had correspondence with one of the authors of The Joy of Gay Sex, Felice Picano. You can read this correspondence HERE.

Click HERE to read the conclusion to this matter.

(September 16 through 26, 2008)

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From: John To: The Path of Truth Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 1:47 AM Subject: Hello Sirs Hi,     I came across your website because I had suspected as well that certain people you wrote about were false teachers (repentance not as much focused), and I wanted to hear what others had to say about it; however, as I read 2 of your posts, I couldn't keep from constantly recalling the entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 13.     Brothers, if you truly seek to steer these people away from false gospels, why do you call them things like "silly girl" which only detracts from the strong defense of the Gospel we are sworn to defend in "meanness and fear" (1 Peter 3:15)? At very the same time you declare, "answering you responsibly", then slander with "your shallow, unexamined, satanic defense of man and yourself rather than identification with the Lord Jesus Christ by His cross." And you claim, "Love has been speaking to you." Does love with the intent of saving sound like this??     Does the following text sound like it should be uttered from the mouth of a Christian?     "One day, as you feed with the swine, it will dawn on you that what we say is true because     we serve Him Who is True."     Now, we are right to judge the brethren inside the body (1 Corinthians 5:12-13), but we are also to examine ourselves first, so that we do not show up as hypocrites. Matthew 7:2 says "For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it w...

Our Correspondence with Felice Picano

The Path of Truth Notice Board - The Joy of Gay Sex?: Our Correspondence with Felice Picano

Bob Cyper's Letter to the Editor with All Comments

A letter from Bob Cyper regarding the Joy of Gay Sex event at the Helena library.
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