Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Christmas stamp called 'offensive'
Hindus claim image showing worship of Jesus 'insensitive'
Posted: November 1, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern

A holy war of sorts is breaking out in Britain over a Christmas stamp which some say is offensive to members of the Hindu faith, purportedly showing Hindus worshipping Jesus Christ.

The stamp features a man and woman with Hindu markings adoring the baby Jesus, and is one of six mother-and-child stamps debuting today.

Hindus are now demanding
Royal Mail, the British postal system, withdraw the controversial depiction.

"Would the worldwide Christian community feel comfortable if the government of India issued a Diwali stamp with a Christian priest offering worship to baby Krishna?" asks Ramesh Kallidai, secretary general of the
Hindu Forum of Britain. The rest


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