Liz Charlotte Grant is an award-winning freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Christian Century, Christianity TodayGeez Magazine, and many more places. Her newsletter, the Empathy List, has twice been nominated for a "best of the internet" Webby Award, and her first book is set to release in 2024 with Eerdmans. You can follow her on Instagram @lizcharlottegrant.

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Why Was the Bible Banned in Utah Libraries?

by Liz Charlotte Grant 08-11-2023

The New American Standard Bible. Jessica Mangano via Unsplash. 

As reported by The Salt Lake Tribune, the parent arguing for the ban of the Bible explained that the book “has ‘no serious values for minors’ because it’s pornographic by our new definition.” The anonymous parent wrote to the school board, “Get this PORN out of our schools,” before listing over eight pages of offending verses that seemed to fit the legislature’s definition of what is considered to be “pornographic or indecent.”