Posted by: becketfund | February 20, 2010

India: State Bans Textbook With Jesus Drinking Beer

GAUHATI – Authorities confiscated all copies of a school textbook on February 20 that carried a picture of Jesus holding a can of beer and a cigarette, AFP reported on February 20.  The picture of Jesus appeared on the page for the letter ‘I’ to represent an example of an idol.  Local police superintendent A.R. Mawthoh told AFP that police said they were hunting for the owner of the New Delhi-based publisher, Skyline Publications, who faces charges of offending religious sentiment.

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