Porn complaints about Bible received by Hong Kong watchdog

The Daily Telegraph

May 16, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post

MORE than 200 complaints about the Bible have been received by Hong Kong’s anti-porn watchdog after a Chinese website said the holy book was full of stories of rape, incest and violence, a media report said Wednesday.

The complaints were sparked after the Chinese language website, truthbible.net, attempted to put pressure on the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority to classify the Bible as indecent, the South China Morning Post said.

The agency confirmed it had received about 210 complaints about the Bible, compared with about 80 against a university students’ newspaper which ran a series of sex columns the authority decided earlier this week were indecent.

On the website is a form letter which people can send to the authority to complain about the Bible.

The licensing authority would not say if the complaints about the Bible would be investigated.

A publication is exempt from anti-porn laws if it is deemed to be in the interest of science, literature, art or academic study.

But if the complaints against the Bible were upheld, the holy book would have to be sold in sealed packaging with a warning that it could only be bought by those over 18 years, like sex magazines.

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