Monday, August 28, 2006
Sign of the cross illegal?
In the early 1990s one of my best friends and his wife spent two years as nurses in Saudi Arabia. Vince Sanregret cautioned me not to send him any Christmas or Easter cards while they were in that Muslim country. It was the first time that I'd heard there were places where Christianity was illegal.
Last week we get news that a soccer player has been prosecuted for making the sign of the cross, which was supposedly insulting to the other team. But it wasn't in some muslim shithole.
It was in Scottland.
In a match last February, Artur Boruc, a Polish Roman Catholic goalie for the Glasgow Celtic, blessed himself with the sign of the cross. The mostly protestant fans of the the other team, the Rangers, apparently complained that they felt threatened.
What a bunch of pansies.
Thankfully people are protesting the Crown's Office's ridiculous decision, and officialdom was quick today to issue denials that wasn't actually the 'sign of the cross' they were cautioning the soccer player for, but rather "offensive gesticulations." From the furor, You'd think his gesticulations fell out of his underwear or something.
It's a symptom of how sick a society can become in the throws of moral relativistic multiculturalism, when it turns a blind eye to street violence and property crimes in favor of pursuing 'cultural crimes.'
The Scottsman.com called it right, when they said this will make Scottland a laughingstock.