Published on Dec 5, 2012 by TheYoungTurks

“Turkey’s TV watchdog has fined a TV channel for airing an episode of hit US animation The Simpsons which shows God taking orders from the devil.

The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK) said CNBC-e insulted religious values by “mocking God” and has been fined 53,000 lira (£18,427).

It said the episode also showed copies of the Bible being burnt and encouraged young people to consume alcohol.”*

The Turkish version of the Simpsons has been fined for portraying God in a blasphemous way. Should the “Supreme Board of Radio and Television” really be taking The Simpsons so seriously? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.

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