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Fighting the Militant Gay Agenda

 

The Anita Bryant Story
The Survival of Our Nation’s Families and the Threat of Militant Homosexuality
Bryant
1977

Until I saw this book, I had forgotten the crazy Anita Bryant obsession with gays. As more and more anti discrimination laws started popping up, Anita and her husband began actively campaigning against these laws in Miami. She lost her lucrative contract pitching orange juice and eventually she became a nonstarter by the mid 80s.

I would weed it, but it might belong somewhere.  She will be forever remembered as a flashpoint for gay rights in the 1970s and not as a singer or orange juice spokesperson. Personally, I read enough and I hope I forget her again.

Mary

More books that want to “fix” gay people:

Curing the Gay Life

Gayness explained   (This picture book is an all time awful choice, prepare yourselves)

You can “fix” your gay kids.

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Computing Over 50

Computing for the Over 50s
Reeves
2006

Submitter: While weeding the whole library (don’t be alarmed, the library is a pretty small place), we came across this gem of a computing book. It’s a bit out of date but the book isn’t actually awful. We’re just confused by the cover. What do bears hugging trees have to do with computing? Can someone please explain it to us?

Holly: That is a very strange cover for any computer book!

More Weird Covers:

Sports A to Z

Friday Fiction: What’s In the Pocket?

Primping and Painting

Friday Fiction: Venusia

Love on the Computer!

 

Programmed for Love
Crane
1985

A couple of people sent me this book after seeing it around the web. What is not to like? Cosby sweater? check. Edgy technology? check. A secret admirer? check. Clearly we have all the ingredients for a kick-ass teen romance right out of the mid 1980s time capsule.

Katie has a secret computer pen pal called STX1150 (band reference? Greek mythology reference? Virgin Islands Airport reference?) Of course, they write each other very cool letters back and forth. Naturally there is also a real life boy called Bobby that is super interesting too. What will Katie do?

Mary

 

More Teen Love Matches:

Taffy Sinclair and Romance Machine Disaster

Teen Furries

Summer Lovin

The Day the Senior Class Got Married

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