If you’re planning a trip to Vermont with the kiddos, slowly back away from the suitcase. A bunch of Tulsa parents think a view of Vermont is going to ruin your precious grublets forever.
The problem? They allow men to get married there. I know, I know, it’s shocking but true.
Oh yeah, and they don’t want your kids to read about it either. That’s why these Oklahoma idiots parents are calling for their school to ban a book based on the popular Arthur kids TV series that follows the aardvark’s buddy Buster to Vermont.
The book, Buster’s Sugartime, is a Marc Brown book from the Arthur spin-off Postcards From Buster, a PBS show about Buster’s travels around the world. The author’s books about Arthur earned him a spot on kids’ TVs, but the book versions haven’t stopped enchanting kids – not to mention educating them about places outside of their own hometowns.
Like places that allow same sex marriage.
Because that’s really what the controversy is all about – no one cares that Buster likes sugar maple trees or discovers mud season. It’s the same sex couple raising kids that is raising eyebrows among parents who aren’t interested in what Buster’s selling – that worldview for kids stuck in a one-horse town.
The issue of banning Buster’s Sugartime is in front of the school district, and with recent decisions by schools to pull books simply because an author of the same name wrote a book about socialism or to kick out dictionaries because kids were looking up naughty words, one has to wonder – is there any hope for democracy?
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