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This is just awful!

A new study reveals that over 100 Walmart stores in this country carry the book Chased by an Elephant: The Gospel Truth About Today’s Stampeding Sexuality is written by Janice Barrett Graham.

It's a CHILDREN'S BOOK, written by the wife of Stephen Graham, who runs the antigay group Standard of Liberty and teaches children how to overcome the "sin" of homosexuality.

To give you an idea why we're so outraged by this, take a look at the book's introduction, where Janice writes that this book was written to “help shed the clear light of truth on today’s dark and tangled ideas about male and female, proper gender roles, the law of chastity, and the God-given sexual appetite.”

For shame! To bring children into this bigoted way of thinking is just wrong. How could a store feel comfortable providing such a hateful book in their stores?

We're appalled!

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90 comments to “Boo, Walmart!”



  1. 1

    Outraged.

    F*** that ****

    :) Walmart sucks



  2. 2

    I smell a good ole book burning brewing.



  3. 3

    So why the "Boo, Walmart!"?
    There are online as well as other stores who are selling it as well shouldn't they get a boo to?



  4. 4

    "Proper gender roles"? Gender roles should be eliminated entirely.



  5. 5

    Why are you appalled that in the same country where you are free to announce your sexuality a store is selling a book with content you don't like? What's wrong with offering our children a viewpoint that isn't yours? Do you suppose the store is also sellling CDs full of lyrics which aren't kind to women? If you don't like it, don't shop at WalMart….



  6. 6

    ummm, what are you talking about? What about that statement of hers is bigoted? Nothing in that statement is giving an actual anti-gay opinion. And so what if it is an anti-gay book? There are plenty of other pro-gay books out there to counteract it im sure. There are always going to be at least 2 opinions on a subject so get over it. seriously. not everybody agrees with using birth control or driving SUV's or having more than 1 kid or or or or or or or…… so get over everybody not agreeing with being gay….seriously. its getting old as hell. its the people that are hindering gay people's ability to marry or adopt children that you should be worried about, not some book.

  7. sof says – reply to this


    7

    freedom of speech is still supposed to be acknowledged, right?



  8. 8

    homosexuality IS a sin, for the Lord created man and woman to be joined in marriage. but Jesus loves unconditionally, regardless of what you've done or what you've said or what you believe. this doesn't mean He promotes or approves of sin in your life, though.



  9. 9

    wtf? ok fine lets over look she is spewing biggoted shit…what kind of fucker writes to CHILDREN about sexual apetite? if ur gonna go at these children with propaganda please do it after they are teens and now what sex and sexuality are.



  10. 10

    Freedom of Speech Perez….



  11. 11

    JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T AGREE WITH SOMETHING DOESN'T MAKE IT BIGOTED. You really show how foolish and narrow minded you are when you respond to differences like that.



  12. 12

    Re: Kelly Jesberger

    Get back in the kitchen! I get confused and angry when everything doesn't go exactly as I expect!



  13. 13

    Re: lisajoke – PERFECTLY STATED



  14. 14

    People are entitled to their own opinions. This is what the author believes, and hey, someone's gotta sell it. Good thing for you, people can choose to either buy it or not. You always criticize others for being closed minded. They may be, but sometimes you are too. You should realize that.

  15. Kati says – reply to this


    15

    this ignorant ideas are so old… maybe they would have created some sort of impact 10 years ago but nowadays it has no importance what so ever. janice is probably married to a gay guy anyway



  16. 16

    What I don't understand is why everyone HAS TO accept whatever shit it is you say. Why must you try to force issues down peoples throats and condemn people for not feeling the same way that you do. I have many gay friends, I am not homophobic in any way, shape or form but I can accept that there are others that may not agree with you. Do you realize you are doing the exact same thing they are doing to you? We all have a voice, you just happen to be able to scream louder than anyone else….doesnt make you right….thats pretty damn gay! and none of my gay friends have a problem with me saying that! you are just a very ultra-sensitive person that probably never has sex, like ever. RELAX



  17. 17

    Also, this topic is a little heavy for children… suitable for teenagers, but not for children… they have no idea what "sexual appetite" is.



  18. 18

    What a creepy woman!

    Shit like this is exactly why so many teens are comitting suicide.



  19. 19

    There lies the problem with gays - they demand everyone accept and condone their behavior, with no consideration that some find homosexuality abhorrent and a sin against God and man. They just don't think correctly. Which leads me to feel that it's a mental defect, not a mental illness.



  20. 20

    Re: Clare So – Oh please. That's so archaic. Just because its a sin according to your religion it doesn't mean its true.



  21. 21

    KIDS TODAY ARE BEING BRAINWASHED INTO THINKING THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS OK. THIS WILL UNTIMATELY LEAD THE THE DECLINE OF MODERN CIVILIZATION. WHAT IS NEXT–ACCEPTANCE OR THEFT, RAPE AND MURDER?



  22. 22

    When are people just going to live and let live? Honestly I will never understand why people think they need to get on such a high horse. Obviously somebody published this thing so a publisher must think people will pay for it. Sickening.



  23. 23

    Freedom of speech means freedom for all. It's the same freedom that gives you the right to have a blog, it's the public's choice whether to read it, the same choice of a consumer to buy the book. Truthfully, if people didn't make a big deal about it, no one would even know it was on the shelves. Don't give it free publicity.



  24. 24

    Hahaha! "Son, we think you might be gay. To help you realize the error of your ways, please read this children's book with a practically naked boy on the cover who is thrusting out his pelvis."

    Yeah, THAT'LL HELP!



  25. 25

    I think I am actually going to take a long break from visiting PerezHilton.com. The site has become too much of Mario's personal platform rather than the entertainment/gossip site it used to be. Plus it doesn't seem like his promise to turn over a new leaf is working too well.



  26. 26

    eh. it's freakin' Walmart! It's a bible thumpin' book. I have a 3 year old and shop at walmart, and have never purchased a book there! They wouldn't sell it where i live anyway (liberal MA). BTW… I'm sure there are A LOT of more offensive items sold at Walmart.



  27. 27

    ha ha! He's actually erasing comments he doesn't like. come on. lame.



  28. 28

    I think the blending of the sexes is the way it's going. Everyone should be informed that over 6% of the population is born gay and it's the same in the animal world.
    Why try to manipulate what nature intended?



  29. 29

    Re: Clare So – Wow, you are narrow-minded. Your religion may not be correct after all.



  30. 30

    Plenty of bookstores sell Mein Kampf too. Should that book not be sold? Plenty of people don't think it should be sold, but that is called a violation of free speech. I don't agree with anything in Mein Kampf, but I think people should have the right to read it. It sounds like you would prefer a totalitarian state. ohhhhh but wait, if you lived in any totalitarian state in the world, you would also be persecuted for being gay.. so I guess that wouldn't work.



  31. 31

    Should be required reading in the first 6 grades of school–it is way too long coming out, good for this. Any other way would be bigoted, not to get this out, the poor kids would think it is normal to be queer.



  32. 32

    These books are disgusting on so many levels. Not just for the bigoted nature towards homosexuality, but also because everyone has to fit into this neat little box called gender roles.



  33. 33

    It's found between the books "Black People Should Sit in the Back of the Bus" and "Woman, Get in the Kitchen and Bake Me a Pie".



  34. 34

    It's called the First Amendment. As much as I disagree with this lady's opinions or that of any person who believe one person is lesser or should have lesser rights than another, she's still entitled to her opinion. We can't censor people's opinions just because we don't agree with them.

    Though, this is a children's book, parents are the ones that buy them. This lady isn't preaching her bigoted propaganda to children… their parents' are!



  35. 35

    Uh…. Let's see…There's this thing called "THE BIBLE." In it, it says God created man. It is not good for a man to be alone. Then, He created woman. He tells us in this book, that we should be fruitful and multiply. (He doesn't tell us to be "fruity and multiply!!")



  36. 36

    Re: Clare So – Where do you get this shiz from? Oh, the Bible. Do you follow everything it says like shunning menstruating women, killing disobedient sons, and supporting slavery? Well, the Bible says all that and more. Why not believe in the Velvetine Rabbit book? At least there you get to pet a soft rabbit.



  37. 37

    Re: MarioMonjack – Homosexuality has been around forever. Get over it. What will lead to the decline of civilization is uneducated bigots like YOU.



  38. 38

    Re: MarioMonjack – I hardly think homosexuality can be compared with rape and murder. If two people CHOOSE willingly to love each other, what's so wrong with that? I think that people who hate on other lifestyles are just insecure about their own. Why should people care about how OTHER PEOPLE are living their lives?



  39. 39

    Re: JasonDiggy – THANK YOU!



  40. 40

    Re: laniladd – The Bible also says for men to sell their daughters into slavery. It's 2000+ years later COME ON.



  41. 41

    I don't get how all the Jesus freaks are soooooo against homosexuality. Jesus didn't say a single word about it. Maybe you should read the Bible and what Jesus DID say like "He that be without sin, cast the first stone" and "Judge not lest thee be judged." You'd think if Jesus was so against gays he would've said something. Anything. He didn't. So here are a bunch of Christians who don't even follow Christ/ Hyp-o-crites!



  42. 42

    I saw it and flipped through it. It was pretty harmless stuff, actually.



  43. 43

    this is not surprising. some of the most conservative and uneducated people shop at wally world. check out the website peopleofwalmart.com and click on photos. scary, sad, and hilarious all at the same time.
    *
    A poll indicated that after the 2004 US Presidential Election 76% of voters who shopped at Wal-Mart once a week voted for George W. Bush, while only 23% supported senator John Kerry. When measured against other similar retailers in the U.S., frequent Wal-Mart shoppers were rated the most politically conservative.



  44. 44

    That is such crap. TAKE IT OFF THE SHELVES, WalMart!!



  45. 45

    its a book.
    and frankly, i dont belive in censorship.
    so go ahead and sell it wherever they want.
    that doesnt mean i have to buy it.



  46. 46

    I hate the idea of this book.
    But the Americans are always going on about "Free Speech" so you've shot yourself in the foot, you can't complain about it, just because it isn't your view doesn't mean it's worth any less than yours I guess.



  47. 47

    Like all other issues, there are two sides to this argument. First, is there a book for young children that explains their homosexual feelings and will guide them to the path of confident homosexual adults. Second, Walmart sells a wide variety of books. Not everyone agrees about every topic of literature they present. Your fight for equal rights is not with walmart. Society views change slowly. Part of the homosexual communities' battle is having to be on your best behavior at all times. The age old saying to "kill them with kindness" is relevant now. However, until everyone's minds are changed, we live in a free speech country.



  48. 48

    As if anybody is even going to buy the book anyway. Chill out Perez.



  49. 49

    For crying out loud, those Wal Fart rednecks need to shove their stupid agenda up their ass. If I recall correctly, Jesus said NOTHING about homosexuality during his lifetime, in fact he died for EVERYONE, and that includes homosexuals. Also, fuck gender roles, because I REFUSE to live my life as a slave for a man. A better title for this book would be "Chased By An Elephant: Religious Fanatic Lies About Their Delusional Arguments".



  50. 50

    Re: hcoboy – becuase people like GLAAD and Perez what to start teaching a homosexual veiwpoint and promoting it as early as preschool. If a parent wants their child to be raised a different way they can buy this book. If they don't want to then do not buy the book. I am so over everyone who disagrees with homosexuality or that is Christian being labled as a bigot. It has gotten to the point that the only truley discriminated against are Christians and our courts and governments support and allow it to happen. Equality for all (but only if you are non Christian and belive what we do).



  51. 51

    i dont agree with it but you have to realize, there is free speech, also whatever parent would buy that is already determined to brainwash their child.
    gender roles? that is so ridiculous, gender is a social construct.
    so this book is about two mythical and completely imaginary things: religion and gender…
    by the way, writing a book for 5 year olds about sexual appetite…what happened in the world? I remember being 5 and sexual appetite never crossed my mind



  52. 52

    Clearly, on the cover art, that Tarzan is looks gay, and the stampeding elephant is none other than the Republican party! I think the cover artist played a big joke on the author!



  53. 53

    So first of all to put this out there, I don't agree with the message that book promotes what so ever, and to each their own.

    But if you ask for free speech, (in fact you have it, look at all the things you say/hurtful/derogatory/spiteful things you say against others for example), then others are entitled to it as well. I personally don't think its okay how you talk about people nor I do I think the books okay and I agree with free speech. But the whole mentality behind it was to prevent such issues as like say, North Korea, or an imperialistic government, controlling the majority. People who blatantly exercise that right to do malicious things are missing the whole point and clearly take what they have for granted.

    Anywhoo don't point a finger, you'd be the first to whine if they took your right to bash people away.



  54. 54

    Well considering that 80% of people that shop at wal-mart frequently can not read… the pictures i've seen from peopleofwalmart.com proves it..



  55. 55

    There are a million reasons to not shop at Wal-Fart, now there's just one more…They are a toxic company that forces their workers to get on welfare and pay them jack shit. Watch 'Wal-Mart- The High Cost of Low Price', it's really fucking crazy!!!! FUCK WAL-MART!!!



  56. 56

    Re: Kelly Jesberger – Gender roles should be eliminated huh? Men should start having babies, women should stop shaving and we should switch eliminate that men are expected to be the bread winner and women should start taking all the military and construction jobs while the men stay at home. You're a bloody idiot.



  57. 57

    Well, until today, I had no idea who Janice Barrett Graham was or that this book existed. Perez, you have introduced this book to millions, and will probably put a few million in Janice's pocket. Maybe next time you should think twice before posting something you are against.



  58. 58

    Re: SnowBoarder4LIFE – Wow, you took what I said to the extreme. Calm your hormones and chill.



  59. 59

    Re: SnowBoarder4LIFE – Oh yeah, and having babies is NOT a gender role, it's biology, dipshit. Men can't give birth. Men being the breadwinners and women being housewives is exactly what I'm talking about. People should decide for themselves if that's what they want instead of being told by society that that's what they HAVE to do. And guess what? Some women DON'T shave. Some women DO work in construction, and some men ARE stay-at-home fathers. You're a total dumbass. Play in traffic and do us all a favor.



  60. 60

    And you re angry? what do you want? censorship? banning the book? isnt that against freedom of speech? people dont need to agree on everything.



  61. 61

    Um, there are tons and tons of children's books that PROMOTE homosexuality, masturbation, and condom use.

    I'm sorry, but what happened to the idea of letting the children be children and retain that innocence? What happened to reading Dr. Suess and fairy tales to our kids?



  62. 62

    Re: Cattac – Yes darling!



  63. 63

    That's the gayest cover ever! I don't believe in censorship or banning of books, anyone can write gay erotica, anti-gay rhetoric or a fucking poop cook-book this is America!



  64. 64

    Re: kchobo123 – i disagree with you that christians are discriminated since they enjoy the privilege of being on top of the social latter, that they are criticized is different because they are but u don't get shit taken away from you for being christian while you do for being gay….i completely agree with you that parents have the right to teach their children whatever the fuck tehy want, its their children that will come out thinking mommy and daddy hate me and ima commit suicide not mine, mine will come out fine if their gay or not…however what i do not agree upon is what i said before, hawking this shit TO LITTLE KIDS, seriously telling them about sexual appetite at that age? if ur gonna throw propaganda at your children do it when they can finally think logically, which is roughly around the time they turn twelve



  65. 65

    Re: MarioMonjack – Maybe, Homosexuality is nature's way of population control! It will certainly cut down on unwanted pregnancies.



  66. 66

    The book is appalling, but Wal-Mart has a right to sell it. I don't know what parent would think it's appropriate to discuss sexuality with young children, though. When I was a child, there was a gay couple that lived near us, and my mother explained to me that sometimes instead of a man and a woman being in love, a man and man or woman and woman fall in love. She said there was nothing wrong with it. That is the only explanation children need! Parents shouldn't teach their young children to dislike others.
    Anyone that's referencing the Bible here is a complete idiot. You're going to put all of your faith in an archaic book written by ancient man? If I used your reasoning, I would believe it's fine to own slaves and beat them on a regular basis! You morons pick and choose what you believe in that BS book.



  67. 67

    Re: hcoboy – Too many Christians spew this BS about being discriminated against, simply because the courts don't bend over backwards to enforce Christian "morality", as they used to. Christians are in no way discriminated against. How could they, when over 75% of Americans are Christians? Muslims are discriminated against in America, NOT Christians!



  68. 68

    Disgusting!
    I thought it was 2010!
    What is the matter with people????



  69. 69

    But I suppose that you'd have no problem with spreading a pro gay agenda to young children? So in other words, Boo Walmart for not thinking just like Perez?



  70. 70

    How many of you have read this book? probably none don't judged the book by it's cover it may not be that bad.. I actually would go to Walmart " btw I hate going there "and buy the freaking book and read it then I'll have a opinion about it.. Not everyone thinks that being gay is ok.. I wouldn't like my kids to be gay, but if they were I would still love them the same way I love them now, Yes I am a christian and call me whatever you want narrow minded, bigoted, etc.. I don't discriminate against gays that's there life and they can live it anyway they want, but I should would not promote homosexuality.. I'm entitle of my opinion just like you are entitle of urs.



  71. 71

    Good for wal mart, and good for those who wrote it, I come from a christian up bringing. I love God and follow his commands, I do not hate on homosexuals, but its more, love the sinner hate the sin, because God will make his judgments, it is my job to Love as Christ loved, and to lead by example, I pray that you would come back to the Lord who would graciously welcome you back with open arms. In your heart, you know what is the right choice :D



  72. 72

    Re: Serena Loves Mario – i agree with you u need to tell that to the person i was replying to



  73. 73

    Re: lisajoke – What he said on Ellen was for promoting his stuff……He didn't mean a word of it…….You have to laugh a little at him…..If he is the face of homosexual revolution in this county we are in for a good bwah haha



  74. 74

    Nice, lets confuse children even more!! good job conservatives.



  75. 75

    So, you're in favor of censorship now. What a fucking hypocrite.



  76. 76

    Re: hcoboy – So, you would be opposed to gay propagand being aimed at pre-teens? Are sure hope so because it's out there and some people, such as our Safe Schools Czar, are trying to get it introduced into schools.

  77. TIMMO says – reply to this


    77

    HOMOSEXUALITY IS NOT A SIN! thats why jesus is coming back to stop all this drama and hatred that people presume on others. like jews, blacks, the role of woman, gays.. it just needs to stop america, i mean the world. Thats why im not a christian anymore i dont follow the bible cause its the peoples word not gods so good for perez to take a stand of the gays and there every right!



  78. 78

    THAT BOOK SUCKS AND SO IS WHOEVER MADE IT is evil



  79. 79

    I understand the focus and ambitions of the blog but on the topic of sexuality, a relationship with God and the divine intentions of creation I agree with the author of the book. There is no judgment in my heart, I totally understand and can relate to those that have made the choice to follow a lifestyle of being in same sex relationships…but I also know the loving hand of God that delivered me from that life, revealed my true identity and showered me with a love I had never known. I want to be a mother, a wife and I was to raise my children to believe in God and to learn to know if for themselves. There is so much out in the world to promote EVERY ONES personal agenda I don't see how not censoring religious topics causes anymore harm that promoting alternate lifestyles.



  80. 80

    I read this and the first thing that popped into my mind is…."they can just fuck right off".



  81. 81

    This book is targeted at youth (12-18) and parents of youth. It's not marketed to young Children.



  82. 82

    Re: VinnyD – ok first we have to look into what IS propaganda and then ill answer your question. Propaganda is meant to make people do something, GAY propaganda would be " YOU SHOULD BE GAY" when in reality what your calling gay propaganda is something that goes more like this "if you are gay or straight its ok", which i personally dont think is a bad thing to tell kids whatever they are is ok, lets cap the bullying at an early age. BIGGOTED propaganda sounds something like this " BEING GAY IS BAD, YOU SHOULD NOT BE GAY, GAYS SHOULD HAVE LESS RIGHTS " indirectly reinforcing bullying. This bigoted propaganda is not just saying that but it IS GETTING SEXUAL…



  83. 83

    Re: VinnyD – so let me reinstate m what my problem is, HAWKING this shit off to kids…
    would i be opposed to what you believe to be gay propaganda? if what you call gay propaganda would be something telling children YOU SHOULD STICK IT IN THAT HOLE!" then i would be completely opposed to it….THESE ARE CHILDREN FOR GODS FUCKEN SAKE, DONT HAWK ANY SEXUAL SHIT INTO THEM PERIOD!!!
    GAY STRAIGHT, BI, WHATEVER, if u throw something sexual at a kid i will have a fucken problem with you….
    my bigger problem with this fuck is that it reinforces GENDER ROLES…i personally see a bigger problem if some mother read this book to her child, and then her child came to discriminate or think less of my child because one of these is true of my childs parents:
    Dad or Mom are gay or have 2 daddies or 2 mommies
    Dad is a stay at home Dad
    Mom Works and doesnt do cooking or "female" duties
    Mom doesnt dress in a conventional female way
    My son wears pink or plays with girls, my daughter plays with boys or "boy" toys…

    thats what my bigger problem is



  84. 84

    WalMart sucks. So does censorship.



  85. 85

    Re: so what – It's not for Children. Cool your jets.



  86. 86

    Are you serious, Perez? You favor censorship on a book that doesn't attack, but rather poses a different viewpoint than yours. Is freedom of speech only applicable if it falls in line with your opinions? Walmart has a business model designed to make money. A good number of its customers agree with the message of this book, so Walmart sells it. If you don't like the book, don't buy it.



  87. 87

    Re: JasonDiggy – Man your full of it, I think YOU’RE THE ONE WHO SHOULD READ THE BIBLE then you’d know Jesus said A LOT about Gays and how he is against it: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” – Leviticus 20:13 AND….. “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another: men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.” – Romans 1:26,27 AND….. "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." – Malachi 2:15 AND….. "Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." – 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 AND….. "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable." – Leviticus 18:22 AND ALSO….. Romans 1:20-29. There you go, there’s 6 different places the Bible talks about Gays. Check your facts before you go acting all self-righteous eh?



  88. 88

    Re: courtenaytaylor – omg you just made urself look like a total dumbass…you do know none of those were said by jesus right? you are an idiot…p.s. that leviticus part you quote, you said "detestable" which means that it is one of the bibles taht "addapted" language…the original english bible said "abomination" which if u actually knew shit about the bible you would know that the original word abomination was taken from meant un healthy…makes a little more sense if you connect with all the other laws from leviticus, like not being able to eat shrimp, its not because it was a sin but because as far as they knew IT WAS UNHEALTHY for you, a.k.a. they didnt know how to cook shrimp right back in their day, and tehy didnt have condoms either..



  89. 89

    Re: courtenaytaylor – lol p.s. the way you said things makes me think u actually think jesus said or even more funny wrote the bible hahahahahaha…even a very religious person knows that jesus didnt hahahahah oh ur funny



  90. 90

    Re: Kelly Jesberger – I'm sure you are one of those women who doesn't shave and works in construction you disgusting fat piece of liberal mucus. I like my women to be and act like women. KEEP GENDER ROLES ALIVE!!!!