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29-07-2007, 06:17
I spent a fair share of my life as a Jehovah's Witness. I would like to note that I am no longer one, but feel that one of the recent issues would upset some Witnesses were they to be playing this game. Option 2 is the oddball one that might cause some troubles. Please find it pasted below:

EvilMetalGod Decides:
Blood Banks Running Dry
The Issue

A violent and rather messy stampede of metalheads during a parade in your honour has brought widespread media attention to the shortage of blood, plasma and platelet donors in EvilMetalGod.
The Debate

1. "Blood donation should be compulsory!" argues Colin Longfellow, a spokesperson for the EvilMetalGod Blood Donors' Association. "We can't expect citizens to come flocking to donate blood just out of the goodness of their hearts, so the government should take the matter into its own hands. If we could maybe require healthy citizens to... let's say... donate blood every three months, we wouldn't have such a problem with shortages. It'll require more funding to organise and carry out, yes, but your people are worth it, aren't they?"

2. "Don't listen to that devil worshipper!" preaches Sue-Ann Summers, a Jehovah's Witness. "It isn't up to us to decide what should be done, it is God, and only God, who decides what someone should do with their blood. I'd rather die clean and go to Heaven, thank you very much! We must heed this Gospel and ban blood donations now! Of course some people will die, but they will be rewarded in the afterlife for obeying His word."

3. "You're kidding, right?" burbles anaemic patient Alexei Washington from a hospital bed. "I'm not going to let some closed-minded priest tell me what I can and can't do with my blood! But I don't think people should be forced to give blood; they just need incentive, that's all. Like money. Trust me, any kind of 'notes For Blood' scheme will have them almost begging to donate. It's the only humane way to ensure that people like me are getting the care we need. If you're worried about funding just get it from those religious nuts... they're not helping anyone with it."

4. "I have an even better idea," says Charles Rifkin, a prison officer. "How about we force every healthy prisoner to donate blood? It's about time they gave back to society what they've taken away in the first place. If we do this we won't have to beg the law-abiding citizens of EvilMetalGod to take time out of their day to give blood. It's not like these thugs are really doing anything for us, so missing a pint or three won't matter, am I right?"

The Government Position

The government has yet to formalize a position on this issue.

If you wish, you may simply dismiss this issue.

Issue by: The Democratic Dominion of Karmanyaka
Editor: Sirocco
29-07-2007, 06:33
The game is ment to go to the extremes. There are many issues like this on NS and you will run across quite a few of them.

And before you ask, Game Mods and Admins will not edit the issues, they are set in stone. They've said it several times before.
The Most Glorious Hack
29-07-2007, 09:12
The issues are extreme to drive home the satire. Pretty much every single group and belief is teased at some point or another.