(EDGE) A Seminole County, Florida teacher found himself in hot water quick as a bunny after reading the not-so-children's book "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" to his first-grade class, local news station WFTV reported.
The book — written by the staff of the comedy news commentary show "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" — took a swipe at Vice President Mike Pence's well-known anti-LGBTQ views by satirizing a children's book about the VP's pet rabbit, named Marlon Bundo. In the book, Bundo meets and falls in love with another rabbit who is also a male. Sales of the book have gone to support LGBTQ advocacy groups, such as anti-suicide group The Trevor Project
One man related how his grandson came home from school asking whether it was "okay for two male bunnies are able to get married, and we said in our belief, no, but we don't judge nobody."
Even putative allies, such as a local resident with a gay son, came out against the book, saying it was "not appropriate" for first graders.
"That's for me to decide at home," the Wendy Curry told the news station, "what I want to teach my child and what I feel that they're able to handle."
The Daily Caller reported on the story, saying that a spokesperson for the Seminole County school system, Michael Lawrence, said there had been "one complaint" about the reading.
The teacher is still employed at this time, media sources said, while an investigation takes place.
Another teacher who made the news recently was Pence's wife Karen, who, together with the Pence's daughter Charlotte, created the bunny book that "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" sends up. Karen Pence accepted a teaching job at Immanuel Christian School, a private school in Virginia that requires students and parents not only to agree that they believe in restrictive policies around conduct and sexuality, but that they also reject such things as marriage equality (as well as polygamy, which, considering the many-wived patriarchs who populate the Old Testament, must make the school's Bible classes interesting).
As reported last month at EDGE, the Trevor Project responded by sending the school 100 copies of "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo."
Meanwhile, the authors of "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" are slated to bring out a new book this June. Titled "The Someone New," the forthcoming kids' book offers another message of inclusion and love that will infuriate many on the right. It's reportedly a parable about welcoming yet another excoriated group: Immigrants.
Watch the news station's video report below.