Mr. Putin Goes to Church

On Tuesday, Nadieszda Kizenko, Patrick Michelson, and Paul Valliere spoke at Butler about religion and freedom of expression in Russia, focusing on the now famous case of the punk band Pussy Riot and their “Punk Prayer” video that got so much attention on Facebook. The video of the lecture is now available, and I want to share it with you as it was really fantastic.

  • contantlysearching

    I haven’t watched this yet, but I will. Pussy Riot is fascinating in so many ways.

  • Antoninus

    This is interesting. But all the speakers fails to take into account the most simple and basic reality. Church property is private property. No one who is not a member of the Church has a right to enter it. Of course we know that people do it all the time, but no one has a right to actually enter without permission. Most definitely no one has a right to protest inside this Church anymore than one has a right to enter your home and protest. Anyone entering without permission to desecrate a Church should be thrown in jail. It’s that simple.

    Regarding “what would Jesus do.”. Well we have a pretty good idea as he flipped over the tables of the money changers in the Temple and basically told them to get the hell out of there. They were conducting business which Jesus considered extremely offensive. This is worse. If someone


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