Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Grace of God

Next time you get up tight about the Christian Right, consider this:

Recently the publisher of the short-lived Indonesian version of Playboy--a 'toned down' version of the magazine which displayed no nudity whatsoever (yes, people really did buy it for the articles), was arrested in Java and slapped in jail. At the initial hearing the charges were dropped and the man was released. This, however, gave rise to an immediate uproar from muslim extremists, demanding that the man be returned to jail (obviously, the will of the law and the court meant nothing). Forthwith, the publisher fled to the shores of Hindu Bali. If was not far enough. A few weeks later he was tracked down and arrested in Bali and returned to Jakarta, where he is now back in jail and facing a two year sentence.

If not for the grace of God . . . .

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