Pakistan: political party leader calls for banning of Bible
Catholic World News - June 08, 2011
Citing the nation’s blasphemy laws, a Pakistani political party leader has called upon the nation’s supreme court to ban the Bible on the grounds that “pornographic” passages have been inserted into the biblical text. Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqi’s is a leader of one of two factions of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party; the faction is headed by Maulana Sami ul Haq, known as the father of the Taliban.
Calling Farooqi “illiterate” and stating that the Bible is the only true Scripture, Nazir Bhatti, head of the Pakistani Christian Congress, said that “the Islamist elements have been desecrating the Holy Bible and burning Holy Bibles during their attacks on churches in Pakistan.”
The passages are Gen. 19:33–36, 29:23, 32–35, 38:18; Ex. 32:2–6; 1 Kgs. 13:2–29; 2 Sam. 11:2–27, 13:1–22; and Mt. 1:13, 16:23, 26:14–47.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($59,597 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!