BURBANK, CA Monday Dec.15.2003 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- In an odd turn, the latest album from Christian rockers, P.O.D., has been banned by 85 percent of Christian bookstores across the United States.

The cover for Payable On Death, by religious artist Daniel Martin Diaz, depicts a naked woman with butterfly wings, her arms crossed over her breasts and a banner with the word "Sanctus" across her body. Racy stuff!

In a statement to the press, the artist said "It's quite ironic that throughout my art career I have been censored by a reputable art publication and denied inclusion into art exhibitions because my work is too religious. Now my work is being censored by religious outlets, some folks need to enlighten themselves with art history."

P.O.D. will begin a 34 date arena tour with Linkin Park January 16th, 2004 in Fairfax, VA.

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