RNS—In India Books Pulled for Image of Smoking, Drinking Jesus

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Authorities in India’s majority-Christian Meghalaya state have confiscated all copies of a text book that contains a picture of Jesus holding a can of beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other.

The controversial picture was discovered in a cursive writing book that was being used at a private school in the capital city of Shillong. It depicted the picture of Jesus on the page for the letter “I,” to represent “Idol.”

State education minister Ampareen Lyngdoh condemned the illustration.

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