UPDATE: This petition, while real, is the result of an article on the spoof website Christwire.org. You can read that article here.
ORIGINAL: A US citizen has petitioned the Obama administration to have all copies of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim destroyed, and to have anyone found playing the game prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
B Stephenson of Tennessee has outlined the following conditions in a petition on the White House’s “We The People” website, reports Kotaku:
“We petition the Obama administration to: Immediately Ban the Deadly Videogame Known as 'SkyRim' for The Safety of America's Youths.
"Whereas videogaming has proven to cause social, ethical and health problems in people of all ages,
"Whereas sexual perversion and homosexuality are threatening to destroy the Christian foundations on which this nation was built,
"Whereas a new video game has just been created that far exceeds any others in the psychological and spiritual damage it does to teens,
"We, the American people, today ask you,
1. To enact an immediate ban on the videogame known as 'SkyRim' produced by Blizzard Entertainment.
2. To seize and destroy all copies already in public hands and erase its presence on the internet.
3. To prosecute the players of 'SkyRim' to the fullest extent of the law.
4. To create a national database of videogame avatars and 'screen names' so that teenagers can be better monitored."
Any public petition on the “We The People” website must gather 25,000 signees within 30 days to warrant a response from the US government. At the time of writing, the petition has 70.