August 16, 2006

German authorities will monitor Madonna’s “crucifixion” to see if she warrants prosecution for illegally insulting religion

Madonna is scheduled to perform next Sunday in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her current international concert tour includes a mock crucifixion scene that she performed earlier this month near the Vatican.

German legal authorities will monitor Madonna's upcoming concert on Sunday to see if legal action is warranted. Prosecutors could construe the crucifixion scene as an illegal insult to religious beliefs, but it might also be permitted under German laws protecting artistic freedom.

[Speaking of an insult to religious beliefs: see the following post.]


Blogger Christine said...

I wish we had laws against insulting peoples' faith here in the US.

Instead, we are stuck with ACLU, whose function is to defend those that insult and desecrate other peoples' faith.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Like the artistic freedom of some famous cartoons from last year, perhaps.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Danny Garland Jr. said...

Wohoo! The Germans are gonna get Madonna! ;-)

7:25 AM  
Blogger Antonia said...

When I saw the excerpt, I thought: are there anything such as legal (legally-sanctioned) insults? ;)

But seriously, I'm tired of reading news of desecration of anything Christian getting ignored, or worse, applauded as 'bold art'. Never, never would anything Islamic be treated in the same way and not create a scandal! One can hope this will be the first time?

8:04 AM  

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