Dangerous News - Fun_People Discretion Advised
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 95 16:27:56 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Dangerous News - Fun_People Discretion Advised
[Dear Fun_Person: It is important that you maintain the confidentiality of the
following message, only showing it to people of proven maturity and sanity. If
you feel you would not be able to guarantee this level of discretion, then I
ask you to stop reading now and simply delete it - there is no shame in
acknowledging your own limits. Should this document fall into impressionable
hands (for instance those of the Religious Right or Congress) who knows what
evil would be set in motion in the name of far-righteousness? -psl]
Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Subject: Seedless Watermelon Promotes Homosexuality
Forwarded-by: "James W. Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NICOSIA, Cyprus (Reuter) - Iran's parliament voted on Monday to ban the
sale of seedless watermelon deemed corrupting by Moslem clerics. Deputies
voted for the bill after a two-day debate in which a minority argued that
people should not be denied watermelon because it has no seeds.
"The government has to defend Islamic and cultural values, just as it
has to defend the borders... Spreading corruption, robbing the youths of
moral values. Seedless watermelon promotes homosexuality and asexuality."
The law will take effect after further debate on details of the bill
expected in several weeks' time.
© 1995 Peter Langston