Mormon Bookstore Unshelves Twilight Series, Despite Meyer's Sex=Bad Message

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Sounds like the Mormons are turning on one of their own. The church-owned Deseret Book Co. has decided to put Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series on "special request." Meanwhile, there's new on-set footage from New Moon.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' own book shop has decided to remove their Twilight goods, unless specifically ordered, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

When reached for comment Leigh Dethman, Deseret Book spokeswoman, released this statement.

"Like any retailer, our purpose is to offer products that are embraced and expected by our customers. When we find products that are met with mixed review, we typically move them to special order status," the statement read."


Granted Meyer's books aren't actually Mormon literature, but they're not filled with racy prose. All of the main couples are heterosexual, and refrain from having premarital sex, for hundreds and hundreds of pages, until readers get an angst allergy. Oh and if you do have sex [spoiler, I guess] you'll get pregnant and the baby will try to kill you. This shelving decision is especially confusing, considering the praise Meyer's received form the Mormon community. What about Meyer offended the readers at Deseret so much — was it Jacob's imprinting on a baby?

In other Twinews, we've collected the Entertainment Tonight New Moon set visit tapes. Brace yourself: there's a lot of BS to wade through, to get to a few Bella and Jacob back-and-forths.



I couldn't find some parts from the second day, but I'll fill you in on what I think was said: "it's amazing, I never thought we'd go there, everyone is great, I'm single, it's going to be surprising."


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