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Only in America: Back in the closet, penguins

Angry parents force a Texas school to cancel a play about two male penguins who raise a chick — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Angry parents have forced an Austin school district to cancel elementary-school performances of a play about two male penguins at the Bronx Zoo who bond and raise a chick. Jonathan Saenz of the group Texas Values said the play "tries to promote a different marriage definition, which is clearly illegal" and "leads to the discussion of sex."