Today I learned that The Catholic Church makes $$$ off of german porn and erotica.

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    Catholic Church Makes A Fortune In The German Porn Business

    Weltbild, one of Germany’s largest publishing companies, happens to be owned and operated by the Catholic Church. But that has not stopped it from publishing books that many of the faithful find offensive.


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    "Weltbild," Germany’s largest media company, sells books, DVDs, music and more -- and also happens to belong 100% to the Catholic Church. Few people knew about this connection until this month when Buchreport, a German industry newsletter, reported that the Catholic company also sells porn.

    A Church spokesman responded: “Weltbild tries to prevent the distribution of possibly pornographic content.”

    Well, it's prevention efforts have apparently not been so successful. For more than 10 years, a group of committed Catholics has been trying to point out what is going on to Church authorities, and they are outraged at the hypocrisy of the spokesman's statement. In 2008, the group sent a 70-page document to all the bishops whose dioceses have shared ownership of Weltbild for 30 years, detailing evidence of the sale of questionable material.

    Today, the Augsburg-based company employs 6,400 people, has an annual turnover of 1.7 billion euros, and an online business in Germany second only to Amazon. Weltbild is also Germany’s leading book seller, controlling 20% of the domestic bookstore market. Profits are regularly reinvested in the company with an eye to rapidly increase the market share – an increase that is only possible if Weltbild continues to sell materials that are not compatible with the teachings of the Church.

    The 2,500 erotic books in their online catalogue, including those from Blue Panther Books, an erotic book publisher owned by Weltbild, are only one example. Their titles include: “Anwaltshure” (Lawyer’s Whore), “Vögelbar” (F—kable) and “Schlampen-Internat” (Sluts’ Boarding School).

    The Church also owns a 50% share in publishing company Droemer Knaur which produces pornographic books, and so indirectly is also a publisher of pornographic material, titles including “Nimm mich hier und nimm mich jetzt!” (Take Me Here, Take Me Now!), and “Sag Luder zu mir!” (Call Me Slut!).

    Read the full article in German

    Photo - cover of "Anwaltshure"

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    lul, warrior is mad.
     
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    No - not mad. Simply don't approve of your post.
    It's an option I have - asswipe

    Don't like it - take it up with the staff.

    Nite nite - assnozzle.
     
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    As expected from a two faced religious nut.
     
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    Don't mention it, you fudge packing snake worshipping heathen
     
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    There is a difference between faithful and hateful.

    You use religion to justify acting like a sack of shit without a brain.
    You don't even read your bible in context and act off of it, like how your religion tells you to. You act like your religion > all and as if the bible told you to be a hateful shitstain (which it doesn't.).
     
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    Gotta love The Church... bringing God's free-will to the private equity world, and making a nice vertical acquisition to sew up Euro-market bible publication. Flawless.
     
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    I am not surprised. The church is already knee deep in its sex scandals, whats a little porn going to do?
     
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    yawn.....
     
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    no only that but in uk (dont have evidence here in the usa )they own a lot of property used by prostitutes
    of course they dont admit knowing anything about it
    much like the priest child abuse scandal
     
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