Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Heavy Criticism for A[euro][approximately]anti-religiousa[euro][TM] Ad

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Heavy Criticism for A[euro][approximately]anti-religiousa[euro][TM] Ad

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Byline: Averyll Loft

ORGANISERS of a heavy metal gig in Maryborough say they will tone down the content of their promotional posters in the future after an anti-religious graphic left a visiting scout traumatised.

The A3-sized posters featuring an image of the devil ramming a spear down the throat of a cleric are posted at various locations in the CBD to promote last monthas Metal Monolith at the Tattersalls Hotel.

According to 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree chaplain Greg Kearney, the adevoutly Catholica scout was so confronted by the image during a visit to town on Monday that he required counselling when he returned to the jamboree.

aThis young scout takes his religion very seriously and was very upset when he encountered this piece of particularly vile anti-Catholic propaganda,a Mr Kearney said.

aHe tried to take it down himself and reported it to his leaders when he came back.

aI did some counselling with him, assured him that he had every right to be upset, and together we worked out what kind of action plan we could take to deal with the issue. …

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