The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By CRISTA V. WORTHY
Writers on the Range 

Banning Books is for Bullies

 

January 18, 2023

Some people have become so alarmed by what children might read in school or in libraries that they want books they don't like removed - immediately. The targeted books include scenes of sexual awakening, gender identity, racism, or violence.

But why aren't these alarmists focusing on a book that's chock-full of incest, rape, and gore? I'm talking, of course, about the Bible.

In Genesis 19:30-36, Lot's daughters get him drunk in a cave and his eldest daughter has incestuous sex with him. Judges 12 tells how an angry mob surrounds a Levite and his concubine, so he appeases them by handing ove...



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