The Singapore government is supporting the National Library Board in the plan to destroy a children’s book detailing the real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo. It appears that the government views “And Tango Makes Three” to be nothing more than penguin perversion.
Now banned are “And Tango Makes Three” as well as “The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption” (discussing a lesbian couple) and “Who’s In My Family: All About Our Families.” Minister of Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim enthusiastically supports the book ban, stating “The prevailing norms, which the overwhelming majority of Singaporeans accept, support teaching children about conventional families, but not about alternative, non-traditional families, which is what the books in question are about.”
It appears that the Ministry has joined a long line governments in banning books to fight an idea. It has been proven to be a fruitless endeavor but government continue to hold back ideas that they find threatening or different. Regrettably, it is another U.S. ally that is moving against free speech in the name of public decency.
Source: New York Daily News