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An Israeli TV network has agreed to take down billboards advertising a saucy soap after rabbis complained about the Judaic scriptures used in the background. The only problem - the ads are emblazoned with the name of God, meaning they'll have to be given a proper burial.
The national advertising campaign was launched to publicise the second series of Israel's favourite TV series, Srugim. The show, which tells the story of a group of 30-something Zionist, religious professionals who, unmarried, become engaged in certain acts, is popular with just about everyone except very strict Jews. So when the new ads went up at the start of the year with a backdrop up of Torah scriptures, those same strict Jews made it their business to have them taken down.
Originally posted by ulsterman
wow, i've never seen sauce as saucy as that ad
Images of bare female flesh are banned in Saudi Arabia. There’s no efficient system in place for removing the offensive material, which means that somebody has the painstaking job of coloring all those arms, legs, midriffs and cleavage that make appear on the covers of Western magazines and imported products.
The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling are not only popular with children, they are popular with Christian censors as well. Harry Potter books have consistently been among the most challenged books in schools and libraries for the past several years, according to the American Library Association. Why do so many Christians object to Harry Potter? How have conservative Christians attempted to censor the Harry Potter books and prevent kids from reading them?
The American Library Association defines a “challenge” to a book as any attempt to “remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.” Harry Potter books topped the list of most challenged books for four years in a row: 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002. It was the second most challenged book in 2003 and dropped off the list in 2004.
Originally posted by December_Rain
Lol..that's funny. Good to know there are idiotic people too incharge of religions.
compiles lists of challenged books as reported in the media and submitted to us by librarians across the country. For more about books challenged over the last 20 years, as well as information about classic novels that have been challenged and/or banned, please see Frequently Challenged Books.