After fielding complaints from parents about its “mature” content, the Wal-Mart-owned retailer Sam’s Club has pulled a reported 10,000 copies of a “Bible” off its shelves that uses plastic LEGO blocks to depict Old Testament scenes.
Brendan Smith, creator of the LEGO scenes and author of “The Brick Bible,” reported earlier this week the Sam’s Club decision.
“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,” Smith reported on his Facebook page. “This despite the book containing only straightforward illustrations of Bible stories using direct quotes from Scripture.”
Sam’s Club explained: “After selling this specific version online and in several club locations, we received numerous concerns from members and parents about the mature content for a perceived children’s book. Sam’s Club made a business decision to discontinue sales of ‘The Brick Bible.'”