Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Soccer Player Gets Criminal Record for Making the Sign of the Cross

Polish soccer player ("footballer" in their lingo) Artur Boruc was reported to UK authorities for making the sign of the Cross at the Old Firm soccer game. The Procurator Fiscal gave the 26-year-old player for the Celtic team "an alternative to prosecution" (!) four days ago for the action, which took place February 12. The Procurator opines ominously:
On this occasion, the actions included a combination of behaviour before a crowd in the charged atmosphere of an Old Firm match which provoked alarm and crowd trouble and as such constituted a breach of the peace. This quite properly resulted in the matter being reported to the procurator fiscal for consideration.
"Quite properly"? If freedom of speech keeps deteriorating this way, it will soon be difficult to practice any form of Orthodoxy in the West.


Blogger Seraph said...

I don't understand. Is it illegal in the (established) Protestant nation of England to make the sign of the cross in public? Why, because it is religious or because it is too Catholic? When did this happen?

4:47 PM  
Blogger Ad Orientem said...

WOW! Just WOW!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Angry Orthodox said...

They'll be under muslim control in 20 years anyway

7:04 PM  

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