Challenged Book Spotlight: The Bible

Bet you're surprised to see this on the list, aren't you? But the Bible is a pretty controversial piece of work and not just amongst argumentative religious factions. Of course it was banned outright in the Soviet Union and other communist bloc countries prior to the fall of the Iron Curtain, but did you know that as recently as 1992 it was challenged in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota for being "lewd, indecent, offensive, violent, and dangerous to women and children"? Or did you know it was challenged in 1993 in Fairbanks, Alaska for being "obscene and pornographic"?

But not to worry, the Bible is still the best selling book of all-time. I'm wondering who receives those royalties?

Citation: Women, Men & Gender by Mary Roth Walsh

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