(FamilyConservationPAC.com) – A Utah committee has reacted to claims that the King James Bible should have been taken down from some Davis School District shelves for younger grades due to “vulgarity and violence” it contains.
According to ABC4 Utah, an unidentified person filed the initial complaint leading to the removal. It followed the passage of a state law allowing anyone to challenge any books found in school libraries in 2022.
According to the report, Davis County had removed 33 books for the material that contained sex, vulgarity, and violence as of March, making 81 uses of the statute.
A book removal request can be made on the district’s website, but the complainant must explain why.
For instance, the request for the Bible’s review claimed that it contained 49 pages of text that would be regarded improper by the law, such as incidents of murder, sex, and incest.
One Utah parent is arguing the Bible is one of “the most sex-ridden books around” and should be banned under the state’s new Sensitive Materials in Schools law. pic.twitter.com/NUsmyv3lBr
— Brut America (@brutamerica) April 6, 2023
Although the committee did not find that the book contained “sensitive material as defined in Utah Code 76-10-1227, 76-10-1201, or 76-10-1203,” Davis County School District Communications Director Christopher Williams said on Thursday that some profanity and violence were deemed to be inappropriate for younger readers.
The Bible will remain on the library shelves of the high school.
Williams states, “The Bible is not taught as a required subject in the district’s curricula. It is being removed from “7-8″ elementary and junior high schools.”
Williams stated that a person who wishes to keep the Bible available to all age groups has already filed an appeal. A three-member Davis School District Board of Education committee will hear the request. After hearing it, it will refer the matter to the entire board for a final judgment.
In Davis County, classes are not in session and won’t start again until August 17.
According to Williams, “It is a process. Anyone who asks to review a book must be in a position to do so. We follow the process from beginning to end instead of making snap judgments. We don’t ignore a single request because we find it absurd.”
“This has taken a lot of time. 15 committees have been formed specifically for this.”
The number of schools in the district holding Bible copies is unknown, and the committee intends to complete the review within 60 days.
The Bible will be taken out of all the district’s schools if deemed illegal, just like 33 other publications that were taken down from public display in the past.
The English translation of the Bible known as the King James Version (KJV), also known as the Authorized Version or King James Bible, was first published in 1611 under the patronage of King James I of England.
From the middle of the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century, the translation was widely regarded as the standard English Bible and significantly impacted the English literary style.
BREAKING: Bible removed from ALL elementary and middle school libraries in #Davis School District in #Utah under new #GOP book banning law after complaint over its sex-ridden content.
— CHUNTERKAP (@chunterkap) June 2, 2023
What makes the King James Bible unique?
It is considered the first “people’s Bible.” It has had a lasting impact on Western culture, primarily to its poetic cadences and vivid images.
King James I of England approved a new translation of the Bible in 1604, hoping to resolve specific contentious religious issues in his realm and strengthen his own position of authority.
The Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year.
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