A self-described "stunt activist" is demanding Florida remove the Bible and the dictionary from schools in a knock against the state for rejecting dozens of math textbooks.

The Bible and the dictionary are not age-appropriate for students and convey "wokeness," Chaz Stevens wrote in petitions sent to public school superintendents across the state. He is also trying to ban books that merely mention the Bible.

“I'm just looking for just, you know, a fair shake like everybody else gets. You want to ban math books? You want to ban Everyone Poops? Well, that's fine. But here's the Bible,” he told the Washington Examiner. “Whatever metric you use to ban math books of all goddamned things, we will apply it to the Bible. You don't have to turn very far in the Bible to find stuff that's highly inappropriate for children.”


Stevens, 57, has sent letters to over 60 districts requesting they ban the Bible based on concerns of age appropriateness, including references to smashing babies, killing children, bestiality, rape, wokeness, social-emotional learning, and cannibalism, according to a sample letter of his request.

"With the constant babbling concerns about teaching Critical Race Theory, should we not take stock of the Bible’s position on slavery? I am concerned our young white students will read such passages and wake up to civilization’s sordid past," Stevens said in a section arguing the Bible was too woke.

He cited House Bill 1467, which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law last month in an effort to give parents increased say over the material used in classrooms, as justification for his request.

Recently, the Florida Department of Education restricted over 50 math textbooks for including "prohibited topics" such as references to critical race theory. The move has been subject to widespread scrutiny from critics such as Florida state Rep. Carlos Smith who argued the ban was over the top.

“They're going to do what they're going to do. I have no influence over what they do or everything else. They got the gold, [so] they make the rules,” he said. “I just feel I'm asking for the 14th Amendment — equal and due process.”

Stevens studied math in college and expressed frustration with the book bans. He has encouraged his followers to send letters to local school boards supporting a ban on the Bible.

On Wednesday, he sent a letter to Broward County Public Schools calling on it to ban the dictionary from the classrooms and highlighted concerns that the dictionary contains references to slavery, wokeness, and mathematics.

“They passed this f***ing rule. They should have thought it through,” he said. “I am sorry. You pass this rule. You made this law available to me. I didn't write the law. You wrote the law. You did a sh***y job writing the law. You should have thought it through.”

The dictionary is a ”weighty tome over 1,000 years old, containing more than 600,000 words; all very troubling if we’re trying to keep our youth from learning about race, gender, sex, and such,” he declared in the letter, which was reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

Stevens is also planning to hold a Bible-burning event in Tallahassee, Florida, over the summer.

"I'm not a fan of the Bible. It's a big book that's been used to kill, rape, murder, and suppress individuals throughout history," he said.


Stevens has a history of attracting attention with his activism. In 2013, he obtained permission to place a Festivus pole at the Florida Capitol near a nativity scene. Two years later, he petitioned to have municipal meetings open with a satanic invocation unless they dropped opening prayers from their meetings. Some cities dropped their opening prayers in response to his protest.

“While I have a unique way of going about doing my business, I have a substantial track record going back decades of having very effective activism,” he said.