- Jan. 29, 2014
-- Waubonsee Community College administrators have refused to shelve the book, Homophobia in the Black Church: How Faith, Politics and Fear Divide the Black Community.
After receiving an email stating,“…Our Librarians who select book titles for both our Sugar Grove and Aurora Libraries reviewed your book and decided that it did not meet the needs of supporting our current instruction,”
the author sought clarification.
The book was published in March 2013 by the well-known scholarly text book publisher ABC-CLIO. It addresses among other things, the seldom talked about issue of retribution against African American LBGTQs by the Black Church. It also examines allegations of molestation, and abuse, perpetrated by black clergy
The author, a Sun-Times Media Group columnist, has made numerous appearances including the Chicago Public Library, WTTW "Chicago Tonight," and WYCC's "In The Loop." He has also discussed the book on WVON talk radio. He will appear at the Aurora Public Library on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 to discuss the controversial book.