I asked my stake pres and branch pres about it. My stake pres said "Sounds like someone has a pretty strong bias. I've found the best way to alter opinions is through friendship. Good luck" Bp was about the same. lol
Called the library, there was a panel of 3 ppl that choose the books. One of those ppl being the director of the library. I first asked if ppl could suggest books and she said yes. After I expressed concern for 2 books being against a particular group she changed her tune, just a little, still polite. Then she said the books were chosen because those are books the patrons of the library are reading, suggested or other book clubs were reading. And without my asking made it clear the list would not be changed over one complaint. I said "I'm not asking you to change it. I just want to understand how these books are chosen and why it's ok to show such bias against any group. It bothers me when I see that as a focus. I would feel the same if it were books against Muslim, blacks, anyone. Is that the image we want for our library?" Her response was that it's an informal group, if you don't want to read a book don't come. The library isn't endorsing anything. "But it's the library's book club isn't it?" "Yes but like I said it's an informal group and you don't have to come. If it's the books I think you are talking about they are true stories"
true stories doesn't make them bigoted?
Sigh. Only one is true and the other is someone's experience not a representation of an entire group. What bothers me about it is the fact that this one woman didn't just tell her story as her experience, she is also co founder of an anti group (insinuating it's everyone's story).
I guess I'm going to book club. Is it bad to show up and observe (only actively participate if needed) the discussion if you didn't read the book? lol
i don't have problems, i have issues
problems can be fixed, issues you just deal with
"The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it.
The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be."