Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pussy Riot In Jail (no, it's not what you think!) ...


Two members of the Russian female punk band, Pussy Riot (yes, 'Pussy Riot'!), have just been jailed for praying to the Virgin Mary to deliver the nation from Vladimir Putin.

Apparently, the band seized the pulpit in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral and chanted "Mother Mary, drive Putin away." (LOL)

The girls were immediately removed by security guards and two of them were arrested on charges of hooliganism. They face up to seven years in jail.

Putin, who is now President for the third time, said that the performance was "unpleasant for all believers".

"Believers" in what? Him or the Virgin Mary?

The band achieved notoriety in January for performing an anti-Putin song in Red Square.

Church and state are separate in Russia, but the Russian Orthodox Church (like all fairy-story-lovin' religious bodies around the world) claims to set moral guidelines for society (assholes!).

This has quite rightly caused a great deal of concern among atheists in Russia.

(Adapted from a report by the Associated Press)

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