On Wednesday a news story reported that hundreds of people in Hong Kong were making official complaints to the country’s Television and Licensing Authority (TELA) which regulates publications, trying to get the Bible declared as ‘indecent’. This would have affected its sale and use among those under 18 years of age.

I feared the worse noting that Hong Kong was now part of Red China and since only 10% of the population is Christian. Fortunately, cooler and wiser heads prevailed. The TELA found little merit in the 2,000+ complaints that seem to have been driven by a website editorial. As part of their official statement the Authority noted:

“The Bible is a religious text which is part of civilization. It has been passed from generation to generation,”… (The Bible) “had not violated standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable members of the community.”

Comments: An Alphabet commission (TELA) that makes a decision that actually make sense. In Hong Kong no less? I Quake with dire anticipation every time a government commission or court makes some kind ‘religious’ ruling in this country (USA).            

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