Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Christian group may seek ban on Qur'an

Christian group may seek ban on Qur'an ... quote ...

A Protestant evangelical pressure group has warned that it will try to use the government's racial and religious hatred law to prosecute bookshops selling the Qur'an for inciting religious hatred.

Christian Voice, a fringe fundamentalist group which first came to public prominence this year when it campaigned against the BBC's broadcasting of Jerry Springer The Opera, was among the evangelical organisations taking part in a 1,000-strong demonstration against the bill outside parliament yesterday as the House of Lords held a second reading debate on the measure.

This is certainly the wrong way to go. The Gospel of Christ has nothing whatever to fear from the Koran. But "Jerry Springer The Opera"?!?!?!? That's terrifying.