USA: Bible banned in schools?

Parents claimed the Bible contained vulgar and violent passages that were inappropriate for children.

Newsroom (July 22, 2023, 3:50 PM, Gaudium Press) In the US state of Utah, the Bible is banned in primary and secondary schools due to complaints from some parents, stating that the book contained vulgar and violent passages that were inappropriate for children, as US media reported this weekend.

Davis County cites a law banning books and movies with “pornographic and indecent content” in Utah schools, since 2022. So far, this has mostly affected books on sexual orientation and identity issues.

Parents who requested the ban argued that the Holy Scriptures were “one of the most pornographic books ever and that it does not carry serious values for minors”.

However, the school district determined that the Bible’s content does not violate the 2022 law, but includes “vulgarity or violence inappropriate for younger students,” and that it will remain available to older high school students.

All indications are that this absurd claim is intended to ridicule Utah Parents United, a coalition of conservative parents truly concerned about their children’s education and seeking to remove inappropriate sexual content books from school libraries.

Compiled by Zephania Gangl

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