Article: 20110501104

Title: PORN VS. PRAYER

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A group called Atheist Agenda held an event at my university at which members traded pornography for Bibles, arguing both are smut and so can be bartered. Can you legally trade a playboy for a
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A group called Atheist Agenda held an event at my university at which members traded pornography for Bibles, arguing both are smut and so can be bartered. Can you legally trade a playboy for a

Bible, or is that breaking some sort of redistribution clause?

Bryan De Leon San Antonio, Texas Once a person buys a copy of playboy he or she is free to share it with others. And people do—we estimate each issue is read by an aver­age of four people. Atheist Agenda has been holding its Smut for Smut exchange annu­ally at the University of Texas at San Antonio since 2005 to elicit discussion and debate. But we worry that any person of faith who surren­ders a holy book for "smut" will feel cheated being given an issue of playboy.

In an effort to label Christian readers

of playboy as hypocrites, a letter writer

in February quotes Jesus as saying that

anyone who looks at a woman with lust

commits adultery. But twisting scripture

is Satan's modus operandi. The word

adultery indicates Jesus condemned only

lusting after married women.

David Lentz

Pine City, Minnesota

A few Playmates have been married when they appeared in the magazine. We just didn't mention it. Now we may have to.

E-mail via the web at letters.playboy.com. Or write: 680 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

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