All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
September 24-30 is banned book week. According to the American Library Association (ALA):
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
As you might imagine, The Holy Bible has made the list of challenged books. In 2015, The Holy Bible was ranked as the sixth most challenged book in America because of its “religious viewpoint.” (HuffPost)
I like the freedom to read what I like (and want) to read. As a parent, I think it’s up to me to decide which books my children should be able to read – not someone else.
Have a great week!
Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. – Potter Stewart