Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Library Publicly Shames Patrons Who Report Porn

Library patrons Megan Fox and Kevin DuJan have been publicly shamed for reporting porn and unreported sex crimes at the Orland Park Public Library, Orland Park, IL.  They are the "two non-residents" who are the untruthful, "unfair," "irresponsible people" being referenced in the library web site's front page, pictured below, with children:

Orland Park Public Library Home Page 2013-12-03 at 9.07.08 PM ET

Here's what a former sexually harassed librarian at that library has said about this public shaming and about the American Library Association's [ALA] so-called "Office for Intellectual Freedom" that supports the library, and if you are a librarian afraid to speak up, I hope this gives you ideas:

Did you see the animated video Linda Zec linked?  Here it is, perfectly summing up the issue with the Orland Park Public Library and how ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom including Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Esq, pushes porn into public libraries by misleading local governments and citizens about the law:
  • "Bridget Bittman's Crisis Management: The Animated Version," by Megan Fox, YouTube, 2 December 2013:
    Watch Bridget Bittman "manage" the crisis of perverts watching porn in the library.  It's too bad the media never asked her good questions like our media puppet here.  If they had, they would have gotten the truth.  The Orland Park Public Library and the American Library Association wants porn in the libraries.

Can you believe this?  It's funny, but it's sad.  And it's true.

The library's shaming the "non-resident" whistleblowers, claiming it has "very strong safety measures in place to protect our children," and basically telling people to avert their eyes like the ALA says, reminds me of the lyrics of "Down Home Town" by ELO.  See if you agree:

by Electric Light Orchestra

The world outside don't like us much
'Cause they ain't got our classy touch.
But they ain't good enough to breathe
This town's good air we make 'em leave.

But it's no, no, no
Really can't do that.
No, no, no
Down home town.

No monkey business in this town
Who do you think you're pushin' round?
This town's respectable and clean
Just look around you'll see what I mean.

But it's no, no, no
Really can't do that.
No, no, no
Down home town.
Look away, look away, look awayyyyyyyy!

For people with readers, here is the text of the Orland Park Public Library shaming graphic from above:

Welcome to the Orland Park Public Library


The Internet is a wonderful thing, but it often empowers irresponsible people to make claims and accusations that have very little to do with the truth.  So for all our patrons, and residents of Orland Park, here are the FACTS.

About six weeks ago, two non-residents made false and very unfair characterizations about the library and its employees.  One of them allegedly saw a patron viewing offensive material on a computer in the adult section and subsequently made public accusations that the library was an unsafe place for children or anyone to visit.  Well, nothing could be further from the truth.

The library has a very special and unique responsibility to provide the freedom to read and freedom to access all types of legal information.  The safety and well-being of our children and other patrons is extremely important to us.  Our staff members have done a fine job of providing excellent customer service in a professional manner AND a very safe environment at the library.

The Orland Park Public Library has very strong safety measures in place to protect our children and other visitors.  Information on safety measures here.

On Twitter:  @IntolerantFox @LindaZec @OIF @OrlandPkLibrary @VillageOrlandPk


  1. You're actually the one who has shamed them.

    1. Take a look at this post that does not mention or link me, I think. Here's a snippet:

      "What we're happy about is that we don't have to try to use a library that has descended into the kind of toxic dysfunction and acrimony that seems to prevail in Orland Park."

      "In Praise of TSCPL," by Uncle Pavian, The Book of a Thousand, 4 December 2013.

      I think the library has brought shame on itself.

    2. So not on the unidentified people?


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