Holy book bans

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I’m against book bans of all kinds. They’re the literary version of the Streisand Effect, not to mention small-minded and fascistic.

And yet, I also can’t get enough of people petitioning to ban the Bible based on the same criteria used for other books, most recently in Utah for example. It’s both A+ trolling and a useful countermeasure for exposing the absurdity of these anti-democratic laws.

It’s a good rule of thumb: if your legislation or policy makes the best-selling and most influential book of all time eligible to be banned, you done messed up.