The Bible Joins Fifty Shades of Grey on Library Association’s Most Challenged List
April 21, 2016 - Fifty Shades of Grey
America had a good run as a comparatively Christian nation, though final year it strictly crossed a mystic line into Bible-bashing physical society.
That’s a eremite takeaway from a American Library Association’s annual list of a most frequently challenged books in schools and libraries. The Holy Bible came in during No. 6 on a list, a initial time it has done Top 10.
That puts a Bible in a association of books that foster homosexuality (Two Boys Kissing, No. 10) and passionate deviancy (Fifty Shades of Grey, No. 2), among others. The auspicious difference of Isaiah still ring loyal today: “Woe to those who call immorality good, and good evil; who put dark for light, and light for darkness; who put sour for honeyed and honeyed for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).
Historically speaking, attacks on a Bible have been a product of physical communism (Soviet Union, North Korea), eremite nationalism (Saudi Arabia) or troops hardship (Burma). The Bible wasn’t on a ALA’s top 100 in a 1990s or a 2000s, and it’s not among a ranks of challenged classics.
But now, in a nation founded in partial as a breakwater of eremite liberty, God’s Word is an increasingly renouned aim since of a “religious viewpoint.”
James LaRue, who heads a ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, told a Associated Press that some people try to anathema a Bible in plea for Christians aggressive other books. The base means of a feeling is some-more predictable, however.