The Davis School District in Utah has approved remove the bible from libraries over which it has jurisdiction following a complaint from a family that highlighted the content “vulgar and violent“of the Christian holy book under the protection of a state law that prohibits “pornographic or indecent” content.

The complaint, filed in December, highlights that the book “It is one of the sexiest books out there.“because it contains”incest, onanism, bestiality, prostitution, genital mutilation, fellatio, dildos, rape and even infanticide“, according to the Axios news portal.

It’s pornographic by the new definition” collected in state law, highlights the complaint. “The books that have been banned so far contain much lesser offenses, so this should be a clear case,” he adds. The complaint includes more than 60 “offensive” quotes from the Bible .

A district commission decided in May that the book “does not contain sensitive material” but also recommended its removal from primary and secondary schools “according to age criteria due to the vulgar and violent content“. The decision has led to the withdrawal of the book from between seven and eight schools.

Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, Deborah Caldwell-Stonehas pointed out that this case “demonstrates how the censorship of material narrows educational opportunities and reduces students’ access to information.”

The Utah Sensitive Content in Colleges Act was passed in 2022 and has served to check out up to 52 books from the shelves of school libraries, most of them LGTBI-themed.