A Utah school district has removed the Bible from some schools’ shelves due to concerns about content deemed inappropriate for younger students.
The complaint: A parent brought a complaint in March, citing Utah’s 2022 law banning books with “pornographic or indecent” material.
* The issue sparked a review, and this week, the district decided to remove the Bible from elementary and middle school libraries.
The decision: The Davis School District committee determined that the Bible did not violate the state’s law but should be limited to high school-aged students.
* The decision is already being appealed by another parent, with the outcome to be determined at a public meeting in the future.
Reactions: Utah legislator Ken Ivory reversed his position on the issue, acknowledging that the Bible can be a “challenging read” for children.
* Following this decision, the district has received a request for the Book of Mormon to be reviewed for inappropriate content, with plans to form a similar review committee.
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