Greek Court Bans 'Jesus' Brand Jeans

Associated Press

An Athens court has banned the sale of "Jesus" brand sportswear in Greece saying it is "contrary to the ethics of the Christian church," a court spokesman said Saturday.

The spokesman, who asked not to be identified, said the Friday ruling carried a one-month prison sentence and a $385 penalty for each day the company's representatives continue to sell the jeans.

The spokesman said two Greek Orthodox priests sued the Aris Tsatsoulis Co., which distributes the Italian-made jeans in Greece, after seeing the name "Jesus" on the back pocket of a pair of women's blue jeans.

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