HONG KONG—A debate raging over the morals of Hong Kong’s racy media took a bizarre twist on Wednesday with revelations that a decency watchdog had been flooded with obscenity complaints about the Bible.
The Television and Entertainments Licensing Authority (Tela), which oversees the publishing industry, said it had received 208 complaints that text within the holy book was indecent.
“I can confirm that the complaints were received,” said a Tela spokesperson. “The thrust of the complaints was that the Bible was obscene; that different parts of the Bible were offensive to readers.”
Tela refused to divulge details of the complaints, but local media reported that they referred to acts of violence, rape and cannibalism reputedly contained in the old and new testaments.
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