Sunday, May 20, 2007

Bible escapes being classified as "indecent"

From a libertarian standpoint I think some of the rules in Hong Kong are silly anyway, but this recent story points out the hypocrisy in their system, it seems that the Hong Kong's Television and Licensing Authority (TELA) said in a statement issued late Thursday that it would not submit the Bible to the Obscene Articles Tribunal for classification.

The regulator received 2,041 complaints against the Bible this week, following an uproar over a sex column in a student magazine that was classified as "indecent" by authorities for asking if readers had ever fantasized about incest or bestiality. A website was created pointing out the many examples of incest and rape in the Bible as a comparison.


the Bible "had not violated standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable members of the community."

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