On the Eighth Day of Censorship, the Censors Gave to Me… Lords Banned for Witchcraft

…Bush Monkey Swimming
Nude Adults laying
A golden chastity key
Aristophanes‘ The Birds
Catholic French outrage,
a Clear Channel Dove
and no art in Newark library (until now! Censorship abated)


At least eight “Lords” have been banned or challenged at one time or another. Between J.R.R. Tolkein’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, we have two of the most famous and classic titles to be censored. 

Tolkein’s works, like the Harry Potter series, have come under fire by those who claim they are satanic and promote witchcraft and wizardry. Forget that both series present exemplary battles and ultimate triumph of good over evil.

The violence in Lord of the Flies has caused it to disappear off shelves and reading lists, strange considering how often it is taught in high school English classes. These days, it’s often mentioned in the same breadth as Hunger Games, another of the most frequently challenged titles.


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