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Bryan Fischer Warns of Gay Fairy Tale Book Tainting the 'Tender Young Souls' of Children

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The Princes and the Treasure, a revisionist fairy tale which finds its duo of handsome princes (on a quest to save a damsel in distress, mind you) falling in love with each other, is likely sitting on the shelf of your local public library. Written by University of the Pacific professor Jeffrey A. Miles, the book is a welcome and exciting breath of fresh air for a genre which has steadfastly stood by its heteronormative foundations. Bryan Fischer feels differently.

Book Patrol reports:

Bryan Fischer, the director of issue analysis for the nonprofit Christian organization, talked with the Christian Post recently and had these nuggets of close-mindedness to share:

“The stories and the images that children store up in their minds from fairy tales have a very powerful imprinting effect on their tender young souls.”

“And the bottom line is that no responsible library should ever include a book like this on its shelves, and no responsible school should ever use this book as a part of its curriculum."

Unsurprisingly, Fischer's definition of "responsible" lies within a Judeo-Christian value system, one which he believes all families should adhere to.

“Christian parents don’t want to be concerned only about their own children, they want to keep this kind of warped literature out of the hands of other children as well.”

“And if parents want this book for their children, there’s nothing to stop them from going to Amazon and buying it with their own money. But taxpayer dollars should not be spent on tripe like this.”

“[Because] of the power [of] fairy tales, this book is a particularly pernicious form of sexually perverse propaganda.”

Thank you for the words of warning, Mr. Fischer. If you'll excuse me, I have a "pernicious" gay fairy tale to read.

You can buy a copy of The Princes and the Treasure online here.

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  1. And it's available on Kindle as well!
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Princes-Treasure-Jeffrey-Miles-ebook/dp/B00IFG2OTG/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

    Posted by: Brian G | Jun 24, 2014 12:38:15 PM


  2. Here's a time-saving hint: If you changed the headline to just "Bryan Fischer Outraged", you could simply cut-and-paste it as the title of your article whenever he has a cardiac festival over some innocuous little item like this. That could save you two or three hours a month.

    (This also works if you replace the words "Bryan Fischer" with "Louie Gohmert", "Bill Donohue", or "Rush Limbaugh").

    Posted by: bcarter3 | Jun 24, 2014 12:45:45 PM


  3. "“[Because] of the power [of] fairy tales, this book is a particularly pernicious form of sexually perverse propaganda.” Just like the bible.

    Posted by: Ted | Jun 24, 2014 12:49:24 PM


  4. I want the ginger prince.

    Posted by: Pervy McPerv | Jun 24, 2014 12:50:31 PM


  5. Pervy McPerv: I thought the same thing!

    Posted by: DLRnATL | Jun 24, 2014 1:02:04 PM


  6. Yes that book. There has always been speculations that Jesus was gay.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 24, 2014 1:08:32 PM


  7. Bryan Fischer prefers his "pernicious fairy tale" to ours. Fine. But he and his ilk try to force it on everyone....this unassuming little fairy tale is only for those who want to read it-it's not for him. So, go away Fissure and we'll read our cute fairy tales and you can read your sick, perverse, and violent fairy tales.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jun 24, 2014 1:10:27 PM


  8. Bryan has a point. I read Snow White as a kid, and now I get gangbanged by 7 dwarfs every night.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jun 24, 2014 1:17:10 PM


  9. It does indeed take sexual perversion to see sexual perversion in a book that has no sex in it at all.

    Posted by: Pandion | Jun 24, 2014 1:21:44 PM


  10. Other than the fact that this is very amateurishly drawn, it might have been better to take on a more contemporary theme, as fairy tales are generally set in an historical past, so this is oddly like rewriting history and presenting falsehoods. It's like saying "even in olden times, a prince could marry a prince" which is, as far as I know, totally untrue. Kind of takes the wind out of all 20th and 21st century battles for gay rights. I assume that most of you will think this is a ridiculous opinion, but… just sayin'.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 24, 2014 1:25:54 PM


  11. I guess the fairy tales about the boy stealing a goose and harp or the one where the boy and girl kill an old woman by pushing her in an oven and then eat her out of house and home; or the tale where a girlwith long hair disobeys her mother and runs away with a guy she hardly knows are all promoting Mr. Fisher’s values!!!

    Posted by: Doug Lucas | Jun 24, 2014 1:53:52 PM


  12. @tinkerbelle You won the most stupid comment of the day. I guess only black people should be portrayed as slaves in fairy tales to be historically accurate. Never as a prince or princess or anyone rich. We also know all about the evil witches and liking to cook and eat kids. What is wrong with a LGBT child being able to read about to princess finding happiness. I only used black as Ann easy example to illustrate a failed argument.

    Posted by: baltoDrew | Jun 24, 2014 1:56:11 PM


  13. too bad these fairy tales, that Mr. Fisher fears, could not wave their magic wands over Mr. Fisher and give him a new brain!

    Posted by: Bernie | Jun 24, 2014 1:57:36 PM


  14. Bryan Fischer should know all about a fairy tale book that damages the minds of little kids.

    Posted by: Chris Lamparello | Jun 24, 2014 2:30:11 PM


  15. "The stories and the images that children store up in their minds from fairy tales have a very powerful imprinting effect on their tender young souls.” - Like terrorizing little kids with threats of hellfire?!

    “Christian parents don’t want to be concerned only about their own children, they want to keep this ... out of the hands of other children as well.” - Christians trying to clutch/choke the world.

    "...taxpayer dollars should not be spent on tripe like this.” - That's how a lot of us feel about Christian institutions...

    Posted by: Deth | Jun 24, 2014 3:03:55 PM


  16. I wish I had had some of those books to taint me when I was a kid.

    Posted by: john patrick | Jun 24, 2014 5:23:07 PM


  17. Children need to grow up knowing that they will be loved and accepted unconditionally by the adults and institutions in their lives. This book is an age-appropriate way to introduce acceptance of one's sexuality to young children.

    The story is simple and very sweet. On our wedding day, I gave my husband a copy of this book, annotated with photos and comments from our own life that mirrored the lives of the characters in the story. We will treasure this book and it's story--and our story--forever.

    Posted by: Hal | Jun 24, 2014 9:01:10 PM


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