LONDON -- A German government minister has been asked to reclassify the Bible as a book considered too dangerous for children because of its violent content.
Two lawyers from Bavaria made the request in a letter to Family Minister Christine Bergmann, in which they said the Bible contained "bloodthirsty and human rights-violating passages."
"It preaches genocide, racism, enmity towards Jews, gruesome executions for adulterers and homosexuals, the murder of one's own children and many other perversities," wrote Christian Sailer and Gert-Joachim Hetzel.
The Bible should remain on a list of books unsuitable for children until the offending passages are removed, they argued. ...