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Atheist Group Offers Porn in Exchange for Sacred Texts

(RNS) The sign on the campus of the University of Tex-San Antonio was bound to get attention: “Trade in holy text 4 porn.”
The annual event sponsored by the Atheist Agenda student group, “Smut for Smut,” sparked enough protest and controversy that police were called in to monitor the scene on Monday (March 1).
“Smut for Smut” began in 2005 when students were offered free pornographic magazines in exchange for Bibles, Torahs, Korans and other sacred texts, according to The San Antonio Express-News.
This year, Christians rallied against Atheist Agenda members, which prompted a group of agnostics to plead for peace, according to reports.
The university, however, does not condemn the event or the protestors.
“As long as students are not violating laws or violating the Constitution, they have the freedom of speech and assembly,” said UTSA spokesman David Gabler.
Ten religious texts were collected.
— Kimberlee Hauss
Copyright 2010 Religion News Service. All rights reserved. No part of this transmission may be distributed or reproduced without written permission.

  • pagansister

    That’s a differnt approach!

  • Tom

    …and I do expect we’ll see a lot of Gideon Bibles missing from hotel rooms in order to support these insatiable porn addictions!

  • Neecie

    I must say, as an atheist, these kids are not representive of my views. I don’t “trade” one thing for another, especially porn. Lead the people to trust in science, be kind to people, and know that when you are gone, your work is done.
    Atheist Ann

  • jestrfyl

    Oops, here is a weed. Not quite a garden yet.
    You don’t make yourself a flower by calling someone else a weed. This is a silly concept that is designed solely to get attention, not to benefit anyone. AND – it is clear the group has not read all of scripture. There is plenty of smutty stuff in there too (the naughty bits we don’t teach in church school or read in the sanctuary)

  • cknuck

    That’s to be expected.

  • Emma

    I think you mean, University of Texas at San Antonio, not “Tex-San”

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