Monday, December 22, 2008

Hokey Cokey Hate

The Christmas decorations are still up so I know it's not April Fool's Day. Given that, I'm not sure how to explain this- an attempt by some Scottish politicians to have people arrested for doing *gasp* the Hokey Cokey!

According to the Catholic Church and some Scottish politicians, singing the popular tune that begins with the words "You put your right hand in, your right hand out," may constitute an act of religious hatred.

A spokesman for the leader of the church in Scotland said the song had disturbing origins.

Critics claim that Puritans composed the song in the 18th century in an attempt to mock the actions and language of priests leading the Latin mass.

Quite apart from the fact that 99.9% of the population has no clue about the origin of the song and actions- why should mocking a religion constitute a hate crime?

Making fun of = hate.

Welcome to Great Britain.

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