The Bible is now no longer allowed in elementary and middle schools in an Utah district.
Some American states have been ripping down books that preach diversity and inclusion, however Utah seems to have gone the other way by removing the Christian holy book.
A parent requested The Bible to be taken off the shelves in Davis School District libraries due to its passages about sex and violence, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
So they wanted to test the waters and point the finger at ‘one of the most sex-ridden books around’.
In their request, they wrote: “Incest, onanism, bestiality, prostitution, genital mutilation, fellatio, dildos, rape, and even infanticide.
“You’ll no doubt find that the Bible, under Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-1227, has ‘no serious values for minors’ because it’s pornographic by our new definition.”
A new law was brought in last year that that required any book that was deemed to contain ‘pornographic or indecent’ content to be removed from schools.
According to The Salt Lake Tribute, that content includes, but is not limited to, ‘explicit sexual arousal, stimulation, masturbation, intercourse, sodomy or fondling’.
However, the angry parent suggested The Bible definitely had some racy passages.
They added in their request: “Get this PORN out of our schools.
“If the books that have been banned so far are any indication for way lesser offenses, this should be a slam dunk.”
The Davis School District listened and they have agreed.
District spokesperson Christopher Williams told The Salt Lake Tribute that while The Bible doesn’t contain any content that is ‘defined in Utah Code 76-10-1227, 76-10-1201 or 76-10-1203’ they have decided to remove it from elementary and middle school libraries.
High schools in the district would be permitted to keep the text.