Atheist Group to Rip Out 'Immoral' Bible Pages
To point out 'immoral' sections
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 16, 2011 2:38 PM CDT
Backyard Skeptics is going to make a bible look a little like this on purpose.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An outspoken California atheist group is taking a page out of Terry Jones’ book, and more than one page out of the Good Book. Backyard Skeptics will hold a demonstration on Huntington Beach tomorrow in which they rip pages out of the bible that they say depict immoral teachings, the Orange County Register reports. “There are plenty verses in the Bible that if you did any of those things today, you’d be thrown in jail immediately,” group director Bruce Gleason explains.

As an example, he cites Deuteronomy 22: 14-31, which says that a man may have his wife stoned if he discovers she’s not a virgin, and a later verse in the chapter suggesting that virgins who are raped should be forced to marry their rapists. But Gleason insists the event will remain respectful, and says he doesn’t expect any conflict. “We’re not there to burn the Bible or desecrate,” he says.

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coolsmoothla
Sep 19, 2011 8:01 PM CDT
I never meant to be Newser's part-time preacher. All I meant is to be some kind of friend. People, you know that times are changing. It's time that we start reaching out for something new (atheists, that means you too). You say you want a leader but you seem that you can't make up your mind. I think you better close it and let me guide you to G-d's kingdom.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ss-3YQBbCI&feature=related
coolsmoothla
Sep 18, 2011 8:53 PM CDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKhtPXUlDQk
Bartmaeus
Sep 18, 2011 12:23 PM CDT
So when are they going to get around to tearing strips out of the Koran? Never, I bet. Because they value their sorry little lives too much.