Hey Cr Christou! Want to ban books? Start with the Bible

bible ezekiel

Increasingly, far-right knuckle-draggers agitate for removing books from libraries under the guise of protecting children. But if they really cared, they’d start with the Bible. Perhaps with a certain NSFW story about donkey dicks in the Book of Ezekiel.

QNews published the following story about just some of the Not Safe for Children content contained in the Bible about a year ago. But, it seems, while continuing to drone on about reams of innocuous content, in LGBTQIA+ parenting books, the Bible Thumpers prefer to ignore the words of their Holy Book.

The new petition: Rescind the motion banning books about same-sex parents.

FIRST PUBLISHED: May 21, 2023.

Bigots looking for excuses to ban LGBTQIA+ content from public libraries cherry-pick books about inclusion and diversity for sexual references.

“Think of the kiddies,” they cry.

But if they truly wanted to protect children, they’d start with a book they profess to know well — the Bible.

Because in addition to violence, genocide, rape, incest, misogyny, lying, cruelty, etc the so-called holy book is chock full of sexually explicit content.

Is the aim of those agitating for book bans to erase all mention of LGBTQIA+ people? Or is it to protect children?

If so, they will happily apply the same criteria to all books.

And if you apply equal criteria, the Bible is the first book consigned to the flames.

A book with, among others, a story about a former sex worker fantasising about the clients of her youth — who were hung like donkeys and shot loads like horses.

Ezekiel 23:12-21

New International Version

12 She, too, lusted after the Assyrians—governors and commanders, warriors in full dress, mounted horsemen, all handsome young men.

13 I saw that she, too, defiled herself; both of them went the same way.

14 But she carried her prostitution still further. She saw men portrayed on a wall, figures of Chaldeans portrayed in red,

15 With belts around their waists and flowing turbans on their heads; all of them looked like Babylonian chariot officers, natives of Chaldea.

16 As soon as she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

17 Then the Babylonians came to her, to the bed of love, and in their lust, they defiled her. After she had been defiled by them, she turned away from them in disgust.

18 When she carried on her prostitution openly and exposed her naked body, I turned away from her in disgust, just as I had turned away from her sister.

19 Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth when she was a prostitute in Egypt.

20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

21 So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.

Now, in truth, I don’t believe in book burning, or censorship without very good reason. But fair’s fair!

Also: We’ve been here before — the Nazi Book Burnings began at Magnus Hirschfeld’s queer Berlin Institute of Sex Research.

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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at destinyr@qnews.com.au.

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1 Comment

  1. 10 May 2024

    As the editor of thegoodnewsblog.org, a platform that has attracted over 6,000 LGBT+ readers in the past week, I find this post disheartning. It’s important to recognise that there are many LGBT+ Christians and your readers who may find this story offensive. As a founding member of Melbourne’s Rainbow Community Angels who work to protect drag queens from bigotry, I can see some validity in your points, but the way you have presented this story is inflammatory. While its no doubt important to address the hypocrisy of those who selectively target our communities content and dragstory time, resorting to derogatory language and promoting book burning only serves to deepen divisions. Surely we can advocate for the rights of of LGBTIQ+ individuals without resorting to the same exclusionary tactics. “Love never fails” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

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