Report: South Carolina Resident Files Criminal Complaint Against Public Library for Having LGBTQ-Themed Books
From The State:
A Travelers Rest man filed a report with the Travelers Rest Police Department, saying the local Greenville County library branch was committing a crime for distributing sexually explicit content.
Albert Hill, in his late 30s, wrote an email to police earlier this week saying books listed on the LGBTQ and Banned Books list had “graphic cartoon illustrations and exploitations for gay sex, hand jobs, anal, oral, and how to use sex apps,” according to the incident report.
It is the second time this month LGBTQ books in the Greenville County public library system have been questioned. The Greenville County GOP has asked the library to remove LGBTQ children’s books from children’s sections.
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