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Book That Disses Jesus Under Attack

Parents, from front right, Dennis and Aimee Taylor speak before the school board to ask that a book, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America”, be removed from the school curriculum, during a meeting in Bedford, N.H., Monday. The Taylors are asking school officials to ban the use of a book that refers to Jesus Christ as a “wine-guzzling vagrant and precocious socialist.” Story here. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Question: Should books be removed from school curriculum when they disparage a central figure of a religion, like Jesus Christ or Mohammed or Buddha?

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