Celebrating National Library Week

Published 8:22 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019

To the Editor:
I was happy to see two readers in letters to the editor thanking both officers of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department and officers of the City of Elizabethton Police Department for their hard work and going “above and beyond.” We are blessed to have some of the most professional officers and leadership ever.
The second week of April is National Library Week and is a good time to remember the service the Elizabethton Public Library provides to the community. Their staff have helped me in using the copier and in sending faxes. I had been getting my books at Lifeway Christian Stores in Johnson City but they are closing down all their stores by the end of next month. The Bible makes the list of books most challenged at public libraries and public school libraries throughout America. This is what all evil people and governments have tried through the ages to censor or ban.
Not all public libraries are the same. Sadly according to www.christianheadlines.com parents and Christian groups have protested but some public libraries and public school libraries continue to push the Drag Queen Story Hour for children. Drag Queens, according to Dr. Jennifer O’Brien, “are when a male who is typically gay, dresses and acts like a woman for the purpose of entertainment in nightclubs and bars. They dress in feminine clothing and with elaborate makeup and wigs.” Christians don’t believe that Drag Queens make good role models and shouldn’t be allowed to read to children. Geoffrey Grider, www.nowtheendbegins.com said, “the repelling and repugnant ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ brings confusion and perversion to children across America.” Though some psychologists don’t believe such behavior is abnormal, the Bible says dressing as the opposite sex is wrong. God calls it an abomination in Deuteronomy 22:5, “A woman shall not wear man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.” One of the Houston, Texas Drag Queen readers was found to be a registered sex offender and not allowed to read after protest. The Lansdale, Pennsylvania Drag Queen Story Fun Time featured a Drag Queen who asked the children to call him “Annie Christ” — a play-on-words of “anti-Christ.”
Parents need to know what their children are reading to ensure they aren’t being indoctrinated or reading wicked or worthless books or articles. Some homosexual children’s books, such as “Jack and Jim,” “And Tango Makes Three” and “Heather has Two Mommies,” are available and being checked out at most public libraries. Take children to church, read Bible stories to children and take them to Vacation Bible School this summer. A pastor said make sure you keep yourself and your children’s face in the book — the Bible — and not on Facebook. In Psalms 101, King David said, “I will set no wicked (worthless) thing before mine eyes.” President John Adams correctly said, “The Bible is the best book in the world. It contains more than all the libraries I have seen!”

D.D. Nave

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