Banned Books 2020 – The Kingdom

Marshall University does not ban books! The information is provided to let people know what has been banned/challenged elsewhere.</strong


Citing parental, donor, and alumni concerns about “scandalous” materials, the Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH) demoted the English department chair who recommended the book for an advanced English class. The university at first defended the book, which speculated that the Virgin Mary might have had sex and masturbated. Later, the president apologized for the book, which he described as pornographic and blasphemous, and called on professors to take an Oath of Fidelity, pledging support for the Catholic Magisterium. The book is no longer available at the campus bookstore.

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A Banned book has been removed from a library, classroom, etc.
A Challenged book has been requested to be removed from a library, classroom, etc.

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Last updated

August 12, 2020