Thursday, December 18, 2008

Reverend Pulls Books On Obama From Library

Father At Blue Springs Parish Concerned About Abortion Issue

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- A reverend at a Blue Springs parish and school has removed two books about President-elect Barack Obama from the Catholic school's library.

The Rev. Ron Elliott at St. John LaLande School said someone complained about the content of the books, and he wanted to review them.

In a phone interview, the reverend told KMBC he was concerned about Obama's position on abortion.

"I am very pro-life," Elliott told KMBC's Maria Antonia. "Because of his stance on certain issues, I was asked to look into that matter."

Elliott said the books he pulled were printed shortly before Obama was elected president.

Elliott said he has read the books and didn't find anything wrong with them. He said he will put the books back on the shelf in February or March, "after the dust kind of settles."

St. John LaLande School has an early childhood center and also teaches students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

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