Yesterday, I posted this on Instagram with the following text:
Bought this at a garage sale today, then threw it in their trash as I left. The book cost 25 cents but the look on the seller's face was priceless.
The book is titled "The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today" and was written by Alan Sears and Craig Osten. I think the title of the book speaks for itself.
I was not rude or angry -- actually, I was quite polite during the transaction, even though my stomach was churning with disgust. When I got to my car, I snapped a quick picture of the book, then put the book into the seller's trashcan that was waiting at the curb for our city's pickup.
I watched it slide it to the very bottom.
As I drove away, my thoughts turned to book banning and censorship (something my friend Kara also brought up during the Facebook conversation). And as someone who has railed about book banning, I realized the hypocrisy in my actions. Ultimately, I came to the conclusion that while it felt good to make a statement, I still would not want that book out right banned.
Still..... it makes me happy to know that one less copy of that book is in circulation.