Popular Culture: May 2007 Archives

May 16, 2007

Calls to ban obscene book

Hong Kong: The official body responsible for censoring the media, including books, has stated that it has recieved 208 complaints about the Bible, demanding it be classified as an obscene book.

I can confirm that the complaints were received, said a Tela spokesperson. The thrust of the complaints was that the Bible was obscene, that different parts of the Bible were offensive to readers.

Tela refused to divulge details of the complaints, but local media reported that they referred to acts of violence, rape and cannibalism reputedly contained in the Old and New Testaments.

The website alleged to be behind the complaints has, alas, ceased to be.

Bible sparks obscenity row...IOL, 16th May 2007.

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