New Smyrna Beach Public Library, FL. Now that's what I call a safe library! See, "Florida Library Sued Over Access Issue," by Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow, 20 February 2010. The library would not allow a seminar called "Religion in America" by Anthony Verdugo of the Christian Family Coalition.
On the other hand, good Christians are welcome to "Bible Study" in the same library! See the "Calendar of events" link on the picture shown above right? After you click on it, scroll down to 25 February 2010 to see this:
Can you believe this? I'm confused—sometimes Christians are allowed and sometimes they are not? Is the library now in the business of deciding which Christians are evil and which are not, which speech is good and which is not? It's a seminar called "Religion in America." Suddenly libraries are freedom of speech opponents?
I have written about this type of library wackiness before. See "Library Denies Civil Rights of Christians and is As Blatantly Un-American and Unconstitutional As You Can Get,'" by Dan Kleinman, SafeLibraries, 15 June 2008. It contains of number of links on similar issues, including the same ADF winning in other jurisdictions on the same issues.
Why are some libraries so hostile to Christians? Why do children get access to anything no matter how inappropriate, but Christians are excluded from speaking and Christian books are not allowed? It looks like yet another double standard to me. Please comment below.