5 Video Games Censored For Being Too Christian

You can't turn on the news these days without listening to someone with a pizza place or a tire store or something beating their breast about how Christians are being driven from America. They are under attack! For the most part the rest of us just roll our eyes and get on with our day because we know you can't claim to be an oppressed minority when you make up 78 percent of the population.

Here's something weird, though... for many years Christianity actually was heavily suppressed in one major aspect of American life; video games. See, games in the '80s and '90s were made in Japan, where they are way less lung up on this whole monotheism thing and are therefore much more comfortable dropping Christian symbolism into games. However, Nintendo of America, who for all intents and purposes controlled the home video game market here through the 16-bit era, had a strict "no religion" policy on every release. As a result every ounce of Christ was blasted from an emerging artistic medium, and as so many over-zealous Christian like to claim it was indeed because they were afraid of offending people and losing market share.

So this one's on me, Christians. Here's five times you were absolutely right about the Lord being censored.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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