Atheist urges Florida to ban Bible and dictionary from schools
A Self-proclaimed ‘stunt activist’ calls on Florida to take down the Bible and the school dictionary on strike against the state for rejecting dozens of math textbooks.
The Bible and dictionary are not age-appropriate and convey a “revival,” Chaz Stevens wrote in petitions sent to public school superintendents across the state. He also tries to ban books that only mention the Bible.
“I’m just looking for, you know, a good jolt like everyone else has. Want to ban math books? You want to ban Everybody is pooping? Well, that’s good. But here is the Bible,” he told the Washington Examiner. “Whatever metric you use to ban math books from all fucking things, we’ll apply it to the Bible. You don’t have to go very far in the Bible to find things that are very inappropriate for children.
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Stevens, 57, has sent letters to more than 60 districts asking them to ban the Bible over age-related concerns, including references to baby crushing, child murder, bestiality, rape, arousal, social-emotional learning and cannibalism, according to one sample. letter of his request.
“With ongoing concerns about the teaching of critical race theory, shouldn’t we take stock of the Bible’s position on slavery? I’m afraid our young white students are reading such passages and waking up to civilization’s sordid past,” Stevens said in a section arguing the Bible was too woke.
He cited House Bill 1467, which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law last month in an effort to give parents a greater say in what materials are used in classrooms, as justification for his request. .
Recently, the Florida Department of Education restricted more than 50 math textbooks for including “banned topics” such as references to critical race theory. This move has come under intense scrutiny from critics such as the Florida State Rep. Carlos Smith who argued that the ban was overdone.
“They’re going to do what they’re going to do. I have no influence on what they do or anything else. They have the gold [so] they make the rules,” he said. “I just feel like I’m asking for the 14th Amendment – fair and due process.”
Stevens studied math in college and expressed frustration with book bans. He owns encouraged his supporters to send letters to local school boards supporting the Bible ban.
On Wednesday, he sent a letter to Broward County Public Schools asking them to ban the dictionary from classrooms and highlighted concerns that the dictionary contains references to slavery, enlightenment and math.
“They adopted this fucking rule. They should have thought about it,” he said. “I’m sorry. You pass this rule. You made this law available to me. I didn’t write the law. You wrote the law. You did a shitty job writing the law. You should have thought about it .”
The dictionary is a “heavy tome over 1,000 years old, containing over 600,000 words; this is all very troubling if we try to keep our young people from learning more about race, gender, sex, etc. “, he said in the letter, which was reviewed by the Washington Examiner.
Stevens also plans to hold a Bible burning event in Tallahassee, Florida over the summer.
“I’m not a fan of the Bible. It’s a big book that has been used to kill, rape, murder and suppress individuals throughout history,” he said.
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Stevens is used to attracting attention with his activism. In 2013, he obtained permission to place a Festivus pole at the Florida Capitol near a nativity scene. Two years later, he requested that town meetings be opened with a satanic invocation unless they dropped the opening prayers of their meetings. Some towns dropped their opening prayers in response to his protest.
“Although I have a unique way of running my business, I have a substantial track record going back to decades of very effective activism,” he said.