Michael W. Chapman – April 6, 2018
The Communist Chinese government banned the sale of Bibles online this week and released a new document dictating its “Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief.”
By Thursday, April 5, “internet searches for the Bible came up empty on leading online Chinese retailers, such as JD.com, Taobao, and Amazon,” reported the New York Times.
Christianity is the only religion in China, according to The Times, in which its primary holy book, the Bible, is banned online. Books from other religions such as Buddhism, Taoism, and Islam are available. The Quran is not banned online.
Billy Hallowell – August 30, 2016
An atheist organization that has asked private hotels and publicly funded university-owned hotels to remove Bibles from their guest rooms has reportedly convinced the Thunderbird Executive Inn in Glendale, Arizona, to do just that.
According to a press release from The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist activist group, rooms at the hotel “are now Bible free” after the organization requested their removal.
The sticking point for atheists is that the Thunderbird Executive Inn is located on the premises of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which recently became a “unit” of Arizona State University, a public college.
With the hotel standing on public land and having an affiliation with the college, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter dated March 4, 2016, to Allen J. Morrison, CEO and director general of Thunderbird school, urging the removal of the Bibles.