The churchies are seeing red (ha, get it?) because Chinese officials have confiscated 300 Bibles from a group which was planning to distribute them. You know, I could go either way on this one. On one hand, these people simply can’t go anywhere or do anything without trying to suck people into their religion, and it’s amusing that they’re shocked — shocked! — when something like this happens. On the other hand, this is China we’re talking about, folks. Freedom of speech/religion and human rights are not high on the Chinese government’s To Do list. Kinda like here in the U.S. And in the UK…boy are those people screwed. Anyway. I’ll bet these guys knew exactly what would happen if they brought 300 Bibles into the country, though — sounds like a good way to get it in the news so they could point and yell “Religious persecution!” Maybe it worked?
In other non-Olympic-sports-related news, according to a post over on Boing-Boing, Olympic cops are walking around the various facilities taping over logos for any products not associated with an Olympic sponsor. It’s true that the sports world is all about money and marketing, but this one surprises even me! It’s official: these people are fuckin’ crazy.