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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 

Catholics urge South Park boycott!! UPDATE

South Park
Catholic church leaders in New Zealand are urging a boycott of a broadcaster planning to screen an "ugly and tasteless" episode of South Park.
The episode of the US animation, called Bloody Mary, depicts a bleeding statue of the Virgin Mary.
Sounds like the Muslims earlier call for respect to religious beliefs had echoes in New Zealand. BBC News
At the very beginning of the cartoon's crisis major Muslim scholars asked for more respect to religious beliefs, but their calls drowned under the terrible wave of angry blind violence in the Middle East. However, it looks like they still have echoes in New Zealand as the Catholic Church there asked people to boycott C4 and TV3 channels as they are planning to broadcast a South Park episode they find racial and offensive. And even urge boycotting companies advertising with the two channels.

The same TV stations once published the JP's cartoons and apologized. In fact, the letter the Catholic bishops sent to the TV channels said what most of the offended Muslim scholars said in response to JP's cartoons:
"Making known the extent of our offence might give them pause to consider that press freedom is not a license to incite intolerance or to promote hated or derision based on religion, race or gender,"
In fact, the Catholic calls for boycott in New Zealand do not only add one more reason to start a dialogue tackling the role of freedom of speech and the difference between criticizing religions and offending them, but also show me the difference.

What difference?
The difference between those who are offended so they send a letters and call for peaceful legal actions like boycotting (let me say "rational well-aimed boycotting"), and those who are offended so they burn buildings and ask for other people's heads.

Thanks, Rebekah for sending me the link to this piece of news!

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