SAM’s CLUB, one on the biggest retailers in the US, has banned the latest volume of Brendan Smith’s Brick Bible – after complains that it is “vulgar and violent”.
Smith, who has been using Lego sets for ten years to reconstruct Bible mythology, tackled sexually suggestive passages from the “Good Book” in the fourth of his Brick Testament series.
According to this report, Smith said:
I have just been informed that Sam’s Club is pulling The Brick Bible from the shelves of all of their retail locations nationwide due to the complaints of a handful of people that it is vulgar and violent. This despite the book containing only straightforward illustrations of Bible stories using direct quotes from scripture.
In response to a request for comment from CNET, a Sam’s Club spokesperson said:
We offered the print version only of The Brick Bible in our clubs … Sam’s Club received numerous concerns from our members and parents about the mature content in what is perceived as a children’s book. Accordingly, Sam’s Club made a business decision to discontinue sales.
Hat tip: Jean-François Gauthier