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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 16, 2004

Who said, "The 'gods' were taken out of 'g--d---,' and all of the 'holes' came out of '---hole'?"

(a) The nation's top rap artist.

(b) The eight-year-old next door-- the one you won't let your children play with.

(c) The new director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office for Film and Broadcasting, praised in this press release for his "experience in quality television and drama."

If you guessed (c), you're right. The quote's context:

In 1994, PBS affiliates were offered an adaptation of Armistead Maupin's episodic novel Tales of the City, a seriocomic depiction of single life among gays and straights in San Francisco. Produced by Britain's Channel 4 Television, which faces much more relaxed broadcast standards than U.S. public television, the miniseries included some brief nudity and fleeting profanity. For U.S. consumption, PBS offered an edited version with fogged butts and "wiped" dialogue.

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 16, 2004 1:27 PM ET USA

    When you're finished barfing over the gushing press release, check out the USCCB's review of The Passion. They refer to Satan only once, but not by name..they call the Evil One "evil, personified as an androgynous being (played by Rosalinda Celentano)". How about that? The US Bishops can't bring themselves to refer to Satan, but instead to a personification of evil. And that's REALLY evil. Jesus is going to spit these venal fools out someday.

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