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Logos E-Book Service Removes Graphic Content It Says Was Caused by ‘Automated Feed’

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After customers expressed concerns about sexually graphic content available for purchase through its app, Logos Bible Software said it is “actively addressing” the issue and “removing these and related titles ASAP.”

According to the company, the erotica resulted from “an automated feed from the publisher.” Logos thanked customers for calling their attention to the matter. “We agree this has no place in the Christian faith,” Logos said in a social media post.

Logos Bible Software: Graphic Content Lacked Warnings

In a Feb. 28 exclusive, Protestia revealed that almost 750 titles with explicit content were being sold through Faithlife E-books, a service available through the Logos Bible Software app. The article urged readers to contact Logos and “insist they stop selling erotic and pornographic books.”

Although Logos users could purchase books separately, Protestia noted, they could also search the content without buying it, “giving any bored pastor quick access to this content where no one would think to look, and without ever having to pay for it.” The article added, “There is no content warning for this literature through the program, and it cannot be locked down or blocked by a firewall.”

After Logos indicated it is addressing the issue, Protestia called that “welcome news” but wondered “why previous complaints by customers seemingly went unaddressed.” The website added, “The internet can be a challenging place to stay pure, and errors can happen.”

Protestia also shared details about what led to its initial article. On Feb. 5, someone emailed Logos to express concern about a book subtitled “Sexual Magic for the Solo Witch.” Other questionable content included children’s books about astrology and books about sex workers. “None of this content belongs on the ‘world’s leading Bible study software,” the letter writer noted. “I should not have to worry about protecting my family or my brothers and sisters from Bible software.”

Some Offending Content Is Now Gone

By Feb. 29, several erotica titles had been removed from Faithlife E-books. On X (formerly Twitter), one person commented, “The ‘romance’ stuff is gone today but the occult stuff for kids is still there from a publisher called ‘Running Press Kids.’” Protestia responded that it plans to address that concern in a Mar. 1 post.

Logos, launched in 1992 by Faithlife Corporation, states it “is not a church, charity, ministry, or nonprofit” but a “technology company and bookstore that serves churches, pastors, academics, and laity.” The company website indicates it doesn’t sell pornographic media.