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BBC NEWS | Europe | French court bans Christ advert
France's Catholic Church has won a court injunction to ban a clothing advertisement based on Leonardo da Vinci's Christ's Last Supper.

The display was ruled "a gratuitous and aggressive act of intrusion on people's innermost beliefs", by a judge.

by Katrin on Thu Sep 27th, 2012 at 05:32:26 PM EST
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What ? That christ didn't own his own clothes ?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 03:10:39 AM EST
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BBC NEWS | Europe | French court bans Christ advert
"When you trivialise the founding acts of a religion, when you touch on sacred things, you create an unbearable moral violence which is a danger to our children," said lawyer Thierry Massis.

From limb to limb of that sentence, there is an escalation towards the absurd that probably only lawyers in full spate know how to produce.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:14:04 AM EST
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So does laïcité make this sort of verdict more or less likely?

I would have thought the legal system was part of the "state".


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by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:30:22 AM EST
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I suspect this is a rather personal verdict from the judge, that is not likely to be later confirmed.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:35:43 AM EST
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Accursed activist judges and their war on advertising!


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by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:42:17 AM EST
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The original trial dates from 2005.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 10:00:48 AM EST
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Yeah, I remember that.

I also remember that the judgement was struck down :

La Cène (Girbaud) - Wikipédia

Le 14 novembre 2006, la Cour de cassation a annulé l'arrêt de la cour d'appel de Paris du 8 avril 2005 et, statuant sur le fond du litige, a débouté l'association Croyances et libertés[1].

It seems to me that the original judge was swayed either by his personal beliefs, or those that he saw as dominant in society. That's completely out of order.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 09:29:24 AM EST
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