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March 04, 2010 11:00 AM Bibles for Porn

By Daniel Luzer

An atheist student group at the University of Texas at San Antonio has brought back a gimmick whereby members of the campus community can exchange religious texts for pornographic magazines. According to an article by Melissa Ludwig in the San Antonio Express-News:

In the view of club members, religious texts are as smutty as pornography because they contain violence and torture and spark religious wars. But mostly, it’s a public relations stunt meant to ignite debate and attract new members to the club.

The student club, the Atheist Agenda, instituted its first “Smut for Smut” campaign back in 2005. The 2005 president of the group, Thomas Jackson became a guest on Tucker Carlson’s show. Carlson asked Jackson: “Have you picked up any girls doing this, honestly?”

“Smut for Smut” has since become an annual event.

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer