Seeing the current campaign against the author JK Rowling, reminded me of a similar campaign by a different group of narrow minded individuals not that long ago in C20.
Quite why some individuals cannot accept the right of different people to express their feelings and opinions in spoken words, pictures or books is difficult to fathom. A lack of education in school and/or at home may be part of the answer, though state controls of people's lives is more appalling in some areas of the world than others.
In France only a day or so back, two were seriously injured outside of the former offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine whose article in 2015 led to a couple of dozen being killed by some people suggesting that they the killers, were following the Muslim faith..
Two novels come to mind when considering the dreadful behaviour of some people to others and the huge efforts made even to the extent of killing people, to impose their narrow views upon those with broader if not holier, lives; the book covers are depicted below:
Almost as bad are some expressed alleged opinions on Amazon and Waterstones regarding JK Rowling's new book written under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith, supposedly by individuals complaining about Ms Rowling's alleged attitude towards trans sexuals. Whatever her attitude is she is entitled to hold a view. In any event both sets of narrowminded people caused me to buy the novels being complained about.
The Catholic Coalition for Marriage which I support, on the other hand published a more positive piece about the right to have such views, saying:
Earlier this year I wrote to you about Harry Coulter. Harry and his Marriage Matters organisation were unceremoniously booted out of a Belfast hotel last October when a member of the public complained about their event. The keynote speaker, C4M’s Director of Supporter Strategy Tony Rucinski, was cut off mid-flow by members of staff. The 55 attendees were sent home. No refund was offered.
I have yet to read "Troubled Blood" but have very much enjoyed watching "The Cormoran Strikes" series on BBC 1 TV. Hopefully that organisation which itself is becoming too woke for my taste, will not decline to broadcast "Troubled Blood" because of the hate campaign being exercised by some, against JK Rowling alias Robert Galbraith.