Singer Fined for Bad-Mouthing the Bible

Polish pop star Doda slapped with $1,450 fine for offending religious feelings
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2012 11:49 PM CST
Updated Jan 17, 2012 12:02 AM CST

(Newser) – A Polish pop singer has been fined for disparaging the Bible. Dorota Rabczewska, who goes by the stage name Doda, said in an interview that she doubted the Bible because "it's hard to believe in something that was written by someone drunk on wine and smoking herbs." She was fined $1,450 for offending religious feelings, reports AP. The case was seen as a test of continuing Catholic influence and freedom of expression in the increasingly secular nation. A court recently let off a death metal performer who tore a Bible during a performance, deeming it artistic expression. (Read more religious defamation stories.)

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