Singapore slashes publication bans, but not for Jehovah's Witnesses

by Tenacious 3 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • Tenacious

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Strait-laced Singapore has slashed the number of publications it bans to 17 from a previous 257, allowing some communist and adult topics, but kept a prohibition on Jehovah's Witnesses publications.

    Adult magazines such as Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler remain banned, as are publications by the Jehovah's Witnesses Church produced by its Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society and the International Bible Students Association.

    The church's publications sit in the banned list alongside "hardcore pornographic publications" that "depict female models in sexually suggestive poses and their genitals", the government agency said.

    Singapore deregistered the Jehovah’s Witnesses and banned its publications in 1972 because the church objects to serving National Service in the military or singing national anthems.

  • sir82
    So physical pornography is OK, but spiritual pornography is still of limits?
  • kramer
    What did you read in that article that lead you to believe that the Singapore government is ok with printed pornography?
  • Vidiot

    They classify the Awake and Watchtower on the level of Penthouse and Hustler... that's funny! :laughing:

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