Posted by: becketfund | September 8, 2008

Russia: Condemns South Park Episode as Anti-Religious

MOSCOW – Russian prosecutors have labeled an episode of South Park as extremist and issued a warning on September 8 to the Russian TV station that broadcast it, the AP reported on September 8.  The Prosecutor General’s Office did not identify the offending episode but said that it “offends the honor and dignity of Christians and Muslims and insults the feelings of believers irrespective of their faith.” Russian prosecutors opened their investigation into the South Park episode after receiving complaints from Russian Protestant leaders.  The head of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians, Konstantin Bendas, has said that the cartoons should be banned as they contain “covert and overt propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia as norms of sexual life.”

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