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Porn For Bibles At Texas College

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A student group at the University of Texas-San Antonio likens the Bible to porn -- so much so that they allow students on campus to trade religious texts for pornographic ones during an annual event.

The "Smut for Smut" campaign, sponsored by the Atheist Agenda, had a clamorous kick-off Monday on the school's campus. According to the UTSA Paisano:

A screaming, singing throng of UTSA students circled around the steps running from the JPL to the MS, anchored to a small booth offering the strange trade as opponents of the Atheist Agenda's methods gathered in protest ... Signs carried above the crowd included messages such as "Jesus Saves" and "Jesus loves the Atheist Agenda," as well as more simple ones that consisted of nothing more than a penciled peace sign on a scrap of notebook paper. Others began singing hymns, including "Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so."

Through the growing wind and threats of rain, the two groups grew larger into the afternoon, and police began maintaining a safety buffer between the two groups. Inside this no-man's-land, a third party began to form, composed of proclaimed agnostics asking for peace.

Atheist Agenda President Carlos Morales told The Paisano that the Bible condones the mistreatment as much as pornography. "I wouldn't want to live by what they call 'morality' in the bible," he said.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that the event has garnered a large following, locally and nationally.

The Atheist Agenda started at UTSA in 2005, and their first "Smut for Smut" campaign blew up into a national media sensation. Past president Thomas Jackson was deluged with interview requests, and debated Tucker Carlson, the bow-tie-wearing conservative pundit, on MSNBC.

By the end of the day Monday, the group received ten religious texts. The event will continue until mid-week.