The Sioux City Journal reports:
Northwest Iowa Christian activist Paul Dorr has been charged with fifth-degree criminal mischief in connection with publicly burning four LGBTQ-themed books he checked out from the Orange City Public Library. Dorr drew national attention for a half-hour long Facebook Live video on Oct. 19 that showed him tossing the books into a burning barrel.
Dorr, director of the Ocheyedan-based group called Rescue the Perishing, said he was protesting an LGBTQ celebration in Orange City, the introduction of sexual education into the public schools and some local churches’ reluctance to denounce homosexuality.
An initial court appearance for Dorr is scheduled for Jan. 22 at the Sioux County Courthouse in Orange City. In Iowa, a charge of criminal mischief, a simple misdemeanor, carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a fine of of $625.
Last month I reported that hundreds of replacement LGBT children’s books have been donated to the library since Dorr’s hateful stunt.