Thursday, March 24, 2005


Blasphemy Conviction: Artist Gets Six Month Suspended Sentence

European artists have rallied around Gerhard Haderer after an Athens (Greece) court convicted him of blasphemy in January and gave him a six-month suspended sentence – in absentia – for creating the tongue-in-cheek comic, which features an often inebriated Jesus whose miracles happen because of luck rather than by divine intervention.

It is reportedly the first book the country has banned in more than 20 years. The book has sold more than 100,000 copies across Europe.

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