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Hi, Janet. I'm continually troubled by this too and will be responding to you off-list.
Audrey

Audrey Snowden, Librarian
Orrington Public Library
15 School St.
Orrington, ME 04474
207-825-4938
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From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Janet Wilson
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2015 9:49 AM
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Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] FW: ALA Statement on Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Ac

Since Peggy has brought up white supremacists, let me ask a question.  If you were a food vendor and a white supremacist group came to you asking you to cater an event they were holding in your community, would you cater the event?  Why or why not?

Janet

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From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nina Ruit
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2015 9:03 PM
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Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] FW: ALA Statement on Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Ac

Well said!
Nina

PO <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>As with all social issues there is no single perfect response to either 
>Indiana's law or ALA's statement. The fact that we can have a civil 
>conversation about it speaks to the core values of our profession. I I 
>do not like bigots. I don't want to be one but I acknowledge that there 
>are groups of people who have me running to a straight knee jerk 
>reaction. (White supremacists, pedophiles and religious conservatives 
>who believe that their morals are the only appropriate morals come to 
>mind as groups I don't want to invite to my home.) On the other hand I 
>will provide polite, professional service to anyone in my library.  I 
>believe that individuals have the right to face the consequences of 
>their beliefs. I don't believe it is society's or government's job to 
>protect them.
>Sent during my lunch hour from my personal email.


Nina Ruit, Library Media Specialist
Medomak Middle School Library
Medomak Valley High School Library
Waldoboro, Maine
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