Woodard even pressured the county administrator to push the library director to ditch the display, and tried to get the issue on the agenda for a supervisors meeting. But Vice Chairman Christian “Buddy” Rilee declined, saying supervisors had more important matters to discuss.
Woodard’s response, Rilee told me, was that Rilee had the right to his own opinion, but “we can’t pick and choose what items to respond to based on our comfort level.”
Some on the library’s board are not happy that the county caved into bigoted pressure. Dietrich writes that the library adheres to the American Library Association’s “bill of rights” which defines libraries as ”forums for information and ideas” — even ideas that are “repugnant to many persons,” she writes.
Did you have a pride display in your workplace during the month of June? What was the response?