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John Snyder
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Gamers call for Bible ban

by Antony Bushfield

Kmart and Target shops in Australia have withdrawn Grand Theft Auto V because of a petition signed by more than 50,000 people.

The game is widely seen as one of the most violent available and includes scenes of mass shootings, prostitutes and violence against woman.

Protesters said it "encourages players to murder women for entertainment."

The petition said: "The incentive is to commit sexual violence against women, then abuse or kill them to proceed or get 'health' points.

"Games like this are grooming yet another generation of boys to tolerate violence against women."

But fans of the game have responded saying the stores should ban the Bible, "this sickening book encourages readers to commit sexual violence and kill women," they claim.

The wording of their petition is similar to that of the original and it's seen as an act of revenge against the Christians who had successfully campaigned.

Both stores say they have no plans to stop selling the Bible.

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