US state deals with controversy around Bible existence in schools


(MENAFN) Utah’s Davis School District is thinking about whether to put back the Bible to library shelves after a parent attracted the school attention and influenced the school’s conclusion to remove it because of its sexual and violent content, district representative Christopher Williams informed the Salt Lake Tribune in an email previously this week.

A committee selected by the district to go over parents’ protests determined in March that high schools should be allowable to keep the religious text, however, that it need to be banned for elementary and middle schools because of its “vulgarity or violence.”

As eight elementary and middle-school districts who obtain copies of the religious book are going to have theirs removed as the school year comes to an end, Williams elaborated.

A parent initially complained about the Bible’s existence in school libraries in December, saying that they were upset with the number of books being removed from libraries according to a new state law that labelled the attempt as having “no serious value for minors” if their content contains any “description or depiction of illicit sex or sexual immorality.”

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