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  • 5 March 2013, 10:53

Church leaders angered by loo roll Bible quotes

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A toilet paper company has removed Biblical quotes from a line of loo rolls after complaints from church leaders.

Metsa Tissue, the Finnish company behind the Lambi brand, launched the product to "spread love and joy".

It was intended to feature "witty quotes and philosophical messages" but accidentally included a number of Biblical quotes, reports Christian Post.

They included passages from the Gospel of Matthew
including where Jesus says: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

This caught the attention of Norwegian church leaders, who objected to the use of scripture verses.

"This is bad taste and shows lack of respect," said Laila Riksaasen Dahl, the bishop of Tunsberg. "Bible verses do not belong on a roll of toilet paper."

Metsa Tissue has agreed to remove the Biblical quotes - but says it will continue with the range.

Company spokeswoman Christina von Trampe said: "People like to read small, happy messages while sitting on the toilet.

"The vast majority of the feedback has been positive. Our intention was to spread love and joy, not religious messages."