Dutch TV networks refusing to air 'Was Jesus gay?' commercial
UPI News Service, 01/10/2005
Two Dutch TV channels have refused to air an ad that asks the question, "Was Jesus gay?" Daily Variety reported Monday.
The paper said the regional channels RTV Utrecht and RTV West have refused to air the ad for "Judas," described as an erotic thriller by writer Walter Kamp. The paper said it is thought to be the first time in Dutch history that a spot has been rejected on religious grounds.
The spot has been accepted by several other regional channels in the Netherlands, and Kamp has filed suit claiming the decision to reject the ads violates Dutch law as well as the nation's international human rights treaty obligations.
Kamp said he didn't think that being gay was an issue in Holland anymore.