Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Fact is that artists and political activists get kicked out of shopping malls. And if they don't comply, they are prosecuted for trespassing.

Pussy Riot was kicked out, they did comply, and they weren't prosecuted for trespassing.

They were prosecuted for uploading a video to YouTube that used footage from inside a public church.

So you would be fine with expurgating every reference to religion from the law of the land, except to include it along with race, gender, (legal) political views, etc. in such general protections?
Provided that the power of definition (for instance the significance of the pig) remains with the religious community.

In other words, you're opposed to equal treatment of religions and everyone else.

Thank you for clearing that up.

The obscenity screechers chose the altar, not the western end of the nave. All this has no significance to the law  of the land, but to the law of the community.

Fuck the law of the community. Pussy Riot does not claim membership of the community, so the community does not get to proscribe their activities. The law of the land is what matters.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Sep 1st, 2012 at 04:49:27 AM EST
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