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Controversial New Age Fairytale

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Hoboken, New Jersey (My9NJ) - New Jersey author, Daniel Errico, has created a modern version of an old fairytale that involves a homosexual lead character.

The book is called “The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived” and it tells the tale of a poor boy named Cedric who grows up to become a knight and eventually he saves a prince and princess from a dragon. After Cedric saves the day, that’s when things get a little bit controversial because the hero ends up marrying the prince, not the princess.

“Someone else I love and I believe we’re meant to be. I would like to wed the prince, if he feels the same for me,” the book reads.

This book is one of the first ever children’s story’s with a gay protagonist and the author admits that he was cautioned against writing this kind of story.

“Kids are an incredibly receptive audience and you can actually affect change in a positive way in their lives if you do it right, so if that’s what I want to start doing with my life than I need to start writing the stories that I believe kids should see,” Errico said.

Len Deo with the NJ Family Policy Council chimed in to discuss this controversial book.

“I think it’s an assault on traditional family values, that’s the first point. The second point is, this is obviously geared toward young kids, second graders, third graders and we don’t want to see these books being promulgated in the schools. I want to alert parents, parents beware, but also parents be aware of what’s going on in your school systems and what books they’re teaching,” he said.


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