Lisa Desmond of Dedham, Massachusetts heads the Endicott Branch Library there and recently sparked an uproar when she announced that the library's annual Christmas tree display had been canceled to prevent anyone from being offended by it. Human Rights Commission member Diane Loud then took to social media to mock God and rip the local citizens for their response.
Arthur Schaper of MassResistance is not surprised.
"They want to push God, Christ, they want to push Christian themes and the Judeo-Christian ethic out of every part of the public square," he asserts. "This is just massive abuse. It's really good to see, however, that even in a place as deep blue, as deeply regressive and secular as Massachusetts … residents have pushed back."
Loud has since resigned, and the tree has been restored. In a Monday statement to Fox News Digital, the director of the Dedham Library, which has two local branches, said Christmas trees would be going up in both of them after all:
"The initial decision to not display a Christmas tree was the result of an ongoing review of all our holiday decorations and displays that started back in the spring," the director said. "What has played out on social media is unfortunate, it has negatively impacted our staff and the community, and frankly, transpired before we had even started our seasonal decorating."
But Schaper says what happened in Dedham is common in libraries throughout the country.
"They roll out the red carpet for sexual perversion, for this homosexual transgender pride nonsense. They allow drag queens to groom children in a library -- this is outrageous," he tells AFN. "We're not seeing diversity, equity, and inclusion; we're seeing perversity, tyranny, and privilege of the worst kind."
To fight against it and maintain fairness, Schaper says communities need to be bold and hold their local officials accountable.