Biblical Conversation gets Teen Banned from Library

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Library officials say a teenage boy can return to Columbus-area libraries after he was banned for six months.

Kirsten Edwards, acting manager of the North Columbus Public Library, wrote in an Aug. 28 letter that 16-year-old Caleb Hanson
repeatedly asked patrons about their religious faith and offered
biblical advice.

Library officials in late August banned the teen from the Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System for six months and
blocked his library card.

Library system director Claudya Muller says Caleb's parents, who live in Alabama, need to set up an appointment with staff before their son seeks to return, as the August letter requests. Muller said Caleb can return to the libraries as long as he does not bother people using them.
Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer,

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  • by Judy Location: Marianna on Mar 1, 2011 at 08:37 AM
    That boy wanted to start a problem.You know people can't say anything about their faith, because it may offend somebody.If the library was in the middle of a earthquake, and the boy would have began to pray earnestly, calling upon his God for help, somebody would have objected.Because everybody does not have the same beliefs.Some people think God is punishing us with thing's like earthquakes, so we should let nature take it's course.That boy needs to shut up---freedom of speech, is just a saying.You'll get in trouble,that boy proved it, if you think you can say what you want to.
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