John Oliver/Marlon Bundo

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    Yep, bought two copies :) Going to drop one off at my local library.
     
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    Nope, why would you want to expose little kids to that?
     
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    Expose little kids to what?
     
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    Because it's a reality of life now.
     
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    Isn’t it about a bunny in a gay relationship? That’s not really an appropriate thing for young kids.
     
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    Are you opposed to all relationships depicted in children's books, or only gay ones? If it's the latter then that's rather the point of the book!
     
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    Pretty much just gay ones, although I’m sure some people will create stories that are targeted at children that go into inappropriate details about other relationships.
     
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    I would normally associate that phrase with something negative e.g. two elderly people reminiscing about days gone by...

    Person 1: "When I was young, you didn't even have a key for your house, there was no need to lock them, everyone was so nice, now days you can't walk to the mailbox without deadlocking and alarming your house"

    Person 2: "I know, but it's the reality of life now"
     
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    Right. I used it in a mocking tone, as the person I was responding to was uncomfortable with it.

    I love the story
     
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    There are plenty of other things that are realities of life now which wouldn’t be appropriate for Children’s books.
     
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    It's not an erotic novel, it's a story about inclusion and acceptance!
     
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    New Flash: This isn't one of them.
     
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    Of behaviors and choices that shouldn’t be included or accepted.
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    News Flash: you’re wrong.
     
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    You just personally attacked every gay person (and parent/sibling/child/friend of a gay person) on this site by telling them that their "behaviour and choices shouldn't be included or accepted", let's hope they all return the favour!
     
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    I didn’t personally single out anyone on this site.
     
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    Not sure how your logic works, if you say that a particular group of people are unacceptable then you are personally attacking every member of that group.
     
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    He's not saying they are unacceptable, everyone who has kids, who raises kids will decide when to introduce them to certain concepts. Not exposing 5yr olds to what it means to be gay doesn't make someone homophobic.
     
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    I’m not saying that the people are unacceptable I’m saying that the choice to be in an openly gay relationship is not something that society should accept. Currently society does accept it, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing.
     
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    All else being equal, I'm thrilled to see kids books that treat gay relationships as just as normal as heterosexual relationships, be they among rabbits, pigs or people. I think most kids today, unless indoctrinated by their parents, already see nothing unusual or objectionable about gay relationships.
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    You prefer that gay people hide their relationships?
     
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    So it's fine to be gay, just do it in private and pretend that you're not gay in public, because that's not acceptable?
     
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    Do whatever you want in the privacy of your home or bedroom, but don’t bring it out in public.
     
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    I don't know that they don't see it as unusual, they don't have many objections but then again they wouldn't know what to object to. There's a gay couple who have a boy in my youngest son's school. Explaining how two men have a kid when they know it takes a man and a woman to "have a kid" is without a doubt viewed in their eyes as unusual.
     
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    Do you slap your partner's rear end in public?
     

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