Calls To Be Banned

The American Library Association has recently put out a top 10 list of books that are most frequently challenged and called to be banned. The list reveals, that the Bible is among the top 10 books that the Library shouldn’t carry- can you guess where it appears on the list?

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Bible Top Ten List Most Frequently Called Banned Library Church State Separation

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The Director of The Office For Intellectual Freedom For The American Library Association, James LaRue, says, “You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of church and state.” Ten, there are other occasions where it becomes “a retaliatory action, where a religious group has objected to a book and a parent might respond by objecting to the Bible.”

The Office For Intellectual Freedom, however, has determined that a public library carrying a copy of the bible does not, in fact, violate Church and State laws as long as they do not “promote or endorse” the bible over any other religious book or material.

Of the ALA’s top ten list, the bible ranked number 6, yet, most of the other books found on the list were objected to “because of sexually explicit content, or because of having an LGBT theme.” The full list which occurred in the Los Angeles Times, included:

10. “Two Boys Kissing,” by David Levithan

9. “Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan,” by Jeanette Winter

8. “Habibi,” by Craig Thompson

7. “Fun Home,” by Alison Bechdel

6. The Bible

5. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” by Mark Haddon

4. “Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out,” by Susan Kuklin

3. “I Am Jazz,” by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

2. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” by E. L. James

and the number one book most frequently called to be banned was

1. “Looking for Alaska,” by John Green

 Article: ChristianPost