Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
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In this case, I'm rooting for SciFi

A Philadelphia group that describes itself as an advocate for African religions is suing the Sci Fi Channel, contending that a new reality series it is promoting demeans and misrepresents the vodou religion, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Leaders of the National African Religion Congress Inc. say the producers of Mad Mad House are defaming their faith by inaccurately holding up a Yoruba princess as a vodou priestess. A commercial showing contestants being placed into a pit and covered with animal parts and entrails is not representative of their faith, members of the group say.

"People already have negative feelings about this religion without a program like this exacerbating things," said George Ware, president of the five-year-old congress.

Sci Fi describes Mad Mad House as a reality series in which 10 people move into a house run by "five genuine practitioners of alternative lifestyles," including a vampire, a Wiccan, a naturist, a vodou priestess and a modern primitive.

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