Catholics helping Hindus boycott ‘The Love Guru’

June 25th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS  


London, June 25 (IANS) A leading Catholic group in the US is helping Hindus boycott the controversial new Mike Myers movie “The Love Guru”. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has classified the movie as offensive. Hindu leader Rajan zed, who is leading a campaigning against the movie for “lampooning” Hindus, is happy that other religious groups have taken up the cause and called the USCCB move a “remarkable inter-faith gesture”, contactmusic.com reports.

USCCB officials called the film “vulgar and tasteless”, saying it “wallows in endless penis jokes and fairly yucky potty humour”.

Zed said: “We are thankful to the Conference of Catholic Bishops for feeling the pain of the Hindu community and categorising ‘The Love Guru’ as morally offensive. Today it is Hinduism, tomorrow Hollywood might attempt to denigrate another religion.”

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