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ADVOCATE: Missouri Republican candidate burns LGBTQ+ books with flamethrower and posts the video online (exclusive)

  • 1.  ADVOCATE: Missouri Republican candidate burns LGBTQ+ books with flamethrower and posts the video online (exclusive)

    Posted 24 days ago
    This is so unbelievable and so scary. 



    Missouri Republican candidate burns LGBTQ+ books with flamethrower and posts the video online (exclusive)
    Valentina Gomez is facing growing backlash for an incendiary stunt against LGBTQ+ books. Queer rights groups are calling her out.

    Read in Advocate: https://apple.news/A3epUJjs7TnKna_qlTvykIg


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    Jim Neal
    University Librarian Emeritus 
    Columbia University
    ALA President 2017-18
    ALA Honorary Member
    http://www.columbia.edu/~jneal





  • 2.  RE: ADVOCATE: Missouri Republican candidate burns LGBTQ+ books with flamethrower and posts the video online (exclusive)

    Posted 24 days ago
    Yes, this is scary, but I can say that this candidate is an outlier and very unlikely to  have a successful campaign. She is also not the first Missourian to use this attention-grabbing political ad (https://apnews.com/article/flamethrower-missouri-governor-candidate-violent-6055f2c73bc10c8c58fae1d161c9c91e) and likely won't be the last.  

    Sincerely,
    Margaret Conroy, ALA Chapter Councilor for Missouri

    Margaret M. Conroy (she/her/hers)
    Executive Director
    Daniel Boone Regional Library
    100 W. Broadway, P.O. Box 1267, Columbia, MO 65205
    Phone: 573-817-7011