The One News Now website reports today (January 16, 2012) that a court in Poland slapped a fine on a popular singer who bad-mouthed the Bible -- the latest episode in which authorities grapple with religious defamation in a traditionally Catholic country that is growing increasingly secular.
Dorota Rabczewska -- a singer who uses the stage name Doda -- said in a 2009 interview that she doubted the Bible "because it's hard to believe in something that was written by someone drunk on wine and smoking some herbs."
A Warsaw court today (January 16) ordered her to pay a fine of 5,000 zlotys ($1,450) for offending religious feelings.
The case come months after Adam Darski -- a death metal performer -- was acquitted by another Polish court for tearing a Bible during a 2007 performance. The court deemed his act an "artistic expression."