23 September 2007

America's Attack on ALL Religions and Freedom of Speech

Imagine walking into your local library, planning to read a book on Buddhism or Christianity or any other religion.

But instead of finding such important and popular titles, you discover that the religion section had been decimated -- stripped of any book that did not appear on a small government-approved list.

That's exactly what's happening right now to inmates in federal prisons under a new Bush administration policy. As The New York Times put it, they "have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in chapel libraries."

Prisoners are allowed to own up to 5 books on the very limited approved list of books (and a list rife with misspellings), if they can raise the money to pay for them.

I've just sent a message to the Federal Bureau of Prisons protesting this absurd policy of banning and destroying religious books. Will you join me?

Just click here: http://go.sojo.net/campaign/prisonlibraries?rk=kdsdJSp1p0BpW


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They call him James Ure said...

I'll be signing that petition right after I post this comment. What a sad commentary on our "great project in Democracy." If anyone needs spiritual guidance it is the prisoner.

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