Skip to comments.Pussy Riot 2.0: German Catholic Church presses charge copycats (Anti-church movement spreading)
Posted on 08/25/2012 3:58:57 PM PDT by kronos77
Three years in prison have become a closer prospect for some German followers of Russian punk band Pussy Riot. The Catholic Church has pressed charges against Cologne Cathedral intruders, who now face longer prison terms than their heroes.
The three protesters have been charged with disturbing a religious service which, according to German law, could mean up to three years in jail.
"The right to demonstration cannot be set above the right to religious freedom and the religious feelings of the congregation, Cologne Cathedrals dean told the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper.
Three women from Pussy Riot received a two-year prison sentence for hooliganism over their controversial performance in Russias central Cathedral of Jesus Christ the Savior.
"The peace of Cologne Cathedral was disturbed we can't and won't accept this," said Dean Robert Kleine to the newspaper.
On August 20, three Germans two men, aged 23 and 25, and a 20-year-old woman stormed the cathedral in the city of Cologne to stage a performance inside the prayer hall similar to the one by Pussy Riot.
They were dressed Pussy Riot-style, with colored balaclavas covering their heads.
The group was shouting slogans, distributing flyers and singing. They had brought a banner demanding Free Pussy Riot and all prisoners.
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This is now a concerted attack on freedom of religion and the right of Christians to assemble.
If anyone tries this in my parish their next of kin will wish they had only gotten three years in prison.
These are hard core communists attacking their favorite target.
Pray for America
Does anyone else think it suggestive, that an all girl group has the name “Pussy Riot”? Does “pussy” have the same connotation in Russian as in English? Did something get lost in translation???
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“This is now a concerted attack on freedom of religion and the right of Christians to assemble.’
You ought to read the original “Pussy Riot” Russian thread here on FR and note all the FReepers who thought what they did was just fine.
Satan and the Nazi Soros are working overtime.
Yes, I was disgusted to see how many people here were cheering on “Pussy Riot” for their stupid, insulting, cowardly act. Attacking the Russian Orthodox Church with an obscene performance is meaningless, but obviously easier than confronting Putin, the supposed object of their protest. They’re no different from the gay “protestors” throwing condoms in St Patricks.
While I think they got an excessive sentence, that’s Russian law. I think they were counting on their anti-religious credentials to get them out of it, but I guess they miscalculated...toughskis.
Frankly, I don’t think they give a darn about Putin. They just want to attack the Church and Western civilization and the rule of law.
These German persons seemed to have missed the Progressive talking points memo as to how the Russian protests were strictly against the “fascist” Putin.
Why, it’s almost as if they’re garden-variety anti-Christian hedonistic welfare-state “anarchists.” Who’da thunkit?
Your summary is spot on: “They just want to attack the Church and Western civilization and the rule of law.”