Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

'Burn Bible' Display Withdrawn

news_books.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

6:01am 3rd November 2011

A Bodmin librarian has sparked a row after putting up a list of books to burn, which included the Bible.

Jesse Foot says he made the display to get more people reading.

But local church representatives are calling it "insensitive" to Christians.

The display was supposed to allow library users to nominate books that they did not like. Among the other nominations were Hitler's Mein Kamf and works by Katie Price.

But it was the inclusion of the Bible that has forced the library's manager to back down. He said, "I'ma Christian myself, I believe in Jesus and I actually believe the Bible is the most important book we have in this library. I actually put it up there because I thought if anything's going to provoke a response it would certainly be that. Maybe I went a little bit too far when I did that.

"I do understand it's controversial. I'm passionate about books and I'm passionate about libraries. The intention here was really to get people in have them take a look at the display and really just promote libraries."

But Bodmin rector Graham Minors said, "It is totally unacceptable to burn a book of faith because books of faith are very precious to those that follow that particular belief. Even the notion of burning that book could raise all sorts of issues.

"If we are trying to raise the profile of the library I think this is not the way to do it. There will be Christians who will be extremely upset about the idea of the bible being burnt."

6:01am 3rd November 2011

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
budeboat02

BREAKING: Man Jumps From Burning Boat In Bude

RNLI scrambled to save a fisherman who jumped from his burning boat

airday 2016 1

UPDATE: Weather Grounds Air Day Flying Displays

Culdrose Station Commander Ian Fitter called it 'particularly stubborn' but said safety is 'paramount'

Most read
dunderhole point

Man Drowns As He Battles To Rescue Dog

A man has drowned near Tintagel during a family holiday to Cornwall

porth beach

Man Dies On Cornish Beach

A pensioner has died after being pulled from the water near Newquay

Top articles

WATCH: Why A Cornish Hospital Is 'Too Unsafe' To Reopen

Cornwall News: Edward Hain in-patients are dragged along the floor on mats if there is a fire

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Theresa May: EU laws 'to stay on Brexit day'

National News: Theresa May will introduce a "Great Repeal Bill" in the next Queen's Speech that will scrap the legislation that took Britain into Europe 44 years ago.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Robin Williams' dementia like 'terrorist in his brain', wife reveals

Showbiz News: Robin Williams’ widow has revealed that a little-known disease he was suffering from when he died was like a "terrorist within his brain".

France calls Aleppo hospital barrel bombing a 'war crime'

World News: France has described the latest attack on an Aleppo hospital as "war crimes" and says the "perpetrators will be held accountable".

West Brom boss keen to see new Berahino deal

Sports News: West Brom boss Tony Pulis says he will welcome contract talks with striker Saido Berahino.

Newer article

Woman Rescued from House Fire

Cornwall News: Police hailed heroes for pulling her to safety

Older article

Arsenic Found in Cornish Water Supplies

Cornwall News: Potentially dangerous levels found in some homes after a survey

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.