Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Internet error led to boozy Christ in India textbook

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    • The picture was discovered in a handwriting book for children in church-run schools in the Christian-majority northeastern state of Meghalaya where it was used to illustrate the letter "I" for the word "Idol."

      "It was a human error," Inder Mohan Jha, director of the New Delhi-based Skyline Publications, told the Indian Express newspaper, blaming it on a design agency tasked with the layout and contents of the book.

      "They seem to have lifted an offensive photo off the Internet," he added.
    • An Indian schoolchild points to a figure representing Jesus Christ smoking and drinking in a school textbook in Shillong. The publisher said the image was taken from the Internet and used by mistake.

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