This is from the Oct. 1983 edition of Battlecry (Chick's newspaper)
"The first attempted nationwide ban of Protestant Literature in a major Protestant nation occurred two years ago in Canada.
"Roger J. Kohut of Alberta, Canada, Canada Customs and Excise Department confirmed by letter to Chick publications that his deapartment lawyers had categorized certain Chick comics as "of an immoral or indecent character." This allowed the Department to classify them as prohibited goods and ban them from the country.
"Investigaton by Jonas Shephard, general secretary, of the Canadian Protestang League (CPL), revealed that high leveil Roman Catholic officals had lead a nationwide campaign to remove the freedom to distribute all Chick Publications Gospel literature."
The article then goes on to specify Alberto and Double Cross comic books were singled out as the most offensive to Catholics. (Just imagine how they must have enjoyed THE FORCE when that one came out! Haw-haw!) The ban was eventually lifted after legal wrangling by the CPL and Chick's lawyers. But it lasted 2 years and American Catholic groups used the Canadian ban as "proof" that Chick's material was hate lit, urging American Christian bookstores not to carry it. (2/3rds of them caved in and dropped his product.)
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