And the first refusal is in…I am hoping for an appeal…we shall see.
The city’s media watchdog yesterday rejected more than 2,000 complaints against the Bible, saying it was part of human civilisation and its contents were not offensive to reasonable members of the community.
In a statement issued last night, the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority said: “The Bible is a religious text which is part of civilisation. It has been passed on from generation to generation.
“Tela considers that such longstanding religious texts or literature have not violated standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable members of the community.
“Therefore, Tela will not submit the Bible to the Obscene Articles Tribunal for classification.”
More than 2,000 indecency complaints were sent to the authority at the prompting of an anonymous website - http://www.truthbible.net - which was upset that sex columns and a survey published by the Chinese University’s Student Press were ruled indecent by the Obscene Articles Tribunal.
Full story for free at The Standard
I think claiming the bible is somehow a part of (as opposed to, opposed to) civilisation is a stretch; but apparently if you have been obscene for generations it is no longer offensive.