Bible spared ‘indecent’ rating in Hong Kong

If there is rape mentioned in the Bible, it doesn’t mean it encourages those activities. – Rev Wu Chi-wai.

By Martina Smit

Hong Kong’s media regulator said it would not reclassify the Bible as an indecent publication following more than 2,000 complaints about its sexual and violent content, including rape and incest.

“The Bible is a religious text which is part of civilisation. It has been passed from generation to generation,” the Television and Licensing Authority (TELA) ruled last night.

The Christian book was drawn into a row over indecent publications after a sex column in a student magazine was branded too disturbing for young eyes.

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