Some Things Are Too Over the Top Even for Playboy
Portugal edition depicts Jesus with naked women
By Alp Arslan,  Newser User
Posted Jul 8, 2010 4:56 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Jul 8, 2010 5:38 PM CDT
This isn't one of the photos in question, which had Jesus in more unusual surroundings.   (AP)

(User Submitted) Playboy has terminated the publisher of its Portugal edition over a photo shoot depicting a Christ-like figure cavorting with naked women. The layout, intended to be an homage to Nobel prize-winning author Jose Saramago's book The Gospel According To Jesus Christ, went too far even for the folks at Playboy, who called it "a shocking breach of our standards." For one of the controversial pictures, click through to the article in NowPublic. Read the full article.