The cover of a new book on child discipline has a conflicting cover photo that proves a Google search is not the best way to find art for publishing.
Evangelist Doug Sehorne did a Google search of families for his new book entitled ‘Bible Principles of Child Discipline (from the Book of Proverbs)’ without checking if it was actually copyrighted.
The reason for his outrage was due to the non-traditional family that appears in the show. It is one of the first shows to have a gay couple with an adopted daughter featured on television. Fundamentalist groups have criticized the show.
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, who identify as Mormon, said to the press that they enjoyed the show during Mitt’s campaign.
Sehorne assumed that the picture was wholesome and free from copyright because it was in Google images.
He took to his Facebook and Twitter accounts to condemn the shows content and to apologize for not being more thorough in his search.
“Well, I just got a phone call about the picture I used on my Book on Child Discipline,” the Facebook post said.” Evidently, it is from a wicked TV show involving a gay couple!”
Nature photographer Joe Decker corrected Sehorne’s use of Google in a tweet
@DougSehorne Most images "in Google Image Search" are copyrighted, that was also a bad assumption, just FYI. Have a great day.
— joedecker (@joedecker) August 15, 2013
Sehorne’s book has been pulled from Amazon, but Google image searches still exist of the cover.