from the American Family Association
In Collierville, Tennessee, recently, an 11 year-old boy named Landon was walking through the Barnes & Noble bookstore when he noticed a book lying open on one of the reading area tables. His dad, Brannon, was right behind him. What Landon saw were graphic pictures of two men engaged in s--. The book was titled "Ultimate Gay S--," and is one of the many sexually explicit books offered in Barnes & Noble stores.
Mr. Howse was obviously stunned and upset at what his young son had just been exposed to just walking through a general bookstore. When Mr. Howse complained to the store management that this kind of material should not be on the bookshelves anywhere in the store, especially a store children frequent, he was met with indifference.
When he complained to law enforcement that Barnes & Noble was in violation of the Tennessee "harmful to minors" statute he was given the run around.
Since this story broke, AFA has learned that this is a serious problem in Barnes & Noble stores across the country. Many parents have written to say they have had the same type of heart wrenching experiences with their children as Barnes & Noble does not place the homosexual pornography behind the counter or even in a restricted area not open to minors.
Anyone can go in and find it on the shelf. I wanted to warn parents and grandparents about this danger because this is the largest bookstore chain in America and other bookstores have similarly have no responsible policy when it comes to placing these kinds of books in theirs stores.
Please help us send a message to Barnes & Noble Chairman Mr. Leonard Riggio. He needs to demonstrate corporate responsibility and either remove this material from Barnes & Noble stores altogether or, at the very least, place it behind the counter or in a restricted area where minors can't access it.
Corporate Offices phone number: 212-633-3300