Quick! Someone needs to contact scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson about this. As a champion of Enlightenment values such as free thought and free expression, as well as equality for all, I’m sure Tyson would be happy to use his big microphone to defend these values. Tyson could also use the story as part of some pro-science/anti-religion message, I’m sure.
While some aspects of the story might not perfectly fit his agenda, Tyson could add to it – perhaps telling people that George Bush once tried to get Green Eggs and Ham banned. And the Skeptics in the audience would laugh.