A library in Chicago’s suburbs has marked the Christmas season with “books that also introduce homosexual sex to children,” reports DuPage Policy Journal.
One of those books is Santa’s Husband, which offers a “fresh twist on Kris Kringle, a clever yet heartfelt book that tells the story of a black Santa, his white husband, and their life in the North Pole.”
“Everyone knows that Santa Claus is jolly, but in Santa’s Husband, this cherished symbol of the holiday season is also black and gay, and married to an equally cheery man,” says a publisher description of the book, written by author Daniel Kibblesmith, an Oak Park native.
“We see the Clauses sitting by the fire at their cozy North Pole home, vacationing at the beach, having an occasional disagreement, celebrating their (gay) wedding day, and comforting each other when some loudmouth people on television angrily dispute Santa’s appearance and (gay) lifestyle,” the description says.
Kibblesmith is a former writer for BuzzFeed, as well as a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also wrote for Netflix and is currently writing comics for Marvel Entertainment, which is owned by Disney.
He told Paste:
“We decided that our future child will only know about Black Santa. If they see a white one we’ll say ‘that’s his husband.'”
The Arizona-based group, R.E.A.D.S. (Rainbow. Educated. And. Diversified. Students) celebrated Santa’s Husband, posting on X:
Amazing twist on the holiday story, a must read, author Daniel Kibblesmith and illustrator A.P. Quach published Santa’s Husband, a children’s book chronicling the life of a black, gay Santa Claus and his partner, Mr. Claus. #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqbooks pic.twitter.com/d0aHmxnGno
— R.E.A.D.S. (@ReadsAZLGBTQ) December 20, 2017