Polskie Radio is reporting that Poland's Supreme Court has ruled that Behemoth's frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski, may have committed a crime when he called the Catholic Church "the most murderous cult on the planet" during the band's September 2007 performance in Gdynia, Poland, and tore up a copy of the Bible calling it "a book full of lies."

The court was examining the matter in relation to an appeal against the 2011 aquittal of Nergal. The maximum penalty in Poland for offending religious sensibilities is a two-year prison sentence. The case will now be examined by a district court in Gdansk.

Consequently, a person may be found guilty of offending religious sensibilities even if the defendant had not "directly" intended to do so.

During the 2011 hearing, Darski's lawyers had argued successively that the 2007 concert was for a closed group of fans who had not been offended by the musician's behaviour.

Furthermore, the court accepted that the singer's actions were a kind of "artistic" performance, and that the singer had not "directly" aimed at offending religious sensibilities.

"The crime of offending religious sensibilities is committed not only by he who intends to carry it out, but also by he who is aware that his actions may lead to offence being taken," the court concluded.

Darski had been brought to court by former MP Ryszard Nowak, chairman of the privately run Nationwide Defence Committee against Sects. Following yesterday's hearing, Nowak declared his satisfaction with the ruling.

After emerging from court, Darski said that on the one hand "one should respect the court's verdict." But he also said that his country's mentality "is immature, trying to gag people," and that he was in court for "the good cause", namely the right to "freedom of speech."





Source: thenews.pl
Band profile: Behemoth
 
Posted: 30.10.2012 by BloodTears



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rpsgc - 03.11.2012 at 00:51  
Written by scapeplan on 30.10.2012 at 21:17

Written by rpsgc on 30.10.2012 at 13:13

Unless you're a 'minority'. Then you can insult and offend whomever you please.

This isn't Stormfront. Keep your racist bullshit out of this.


Look out, we got a bad-ass here! Does your mommy know you use bad words?


You must be one of those people who think Islam is a race. How cute.
scapeplan - 03.11.2012 at 01:00  
Written by rpsgc on 03.11.2012 at 00:51

Written by scapeplan on 30.10.2012 at 21:17

Written by rpsgc on 30.10.2012 at 13:13

Unless you're a 'minority'. Then you can insult and offend whomever you please.

This isn't Stormfront. Keep your racist bullshit out of this.


Look out, we got a bad-ass here! Does your mommy know you use bad words?


You must be one of those people who think Islam is a race. How cute.

Oh, great idea!

ITT: Irrelevent comments which sympathize with neckbeard racism (preferable your own.)
Sync - 03.11.2012 at 01:03  
Written by rpsgc on 03.11.2012 at 00:51

Look out, we got a bad-ass here!


What are you, like 12?
Raging Dreamer - 07.11.2012 at 21:07  
Erm. Can we get back on topic here? It's really too bad that there aren't more allowances for artistic freedom of speech... His is not the only case like this and it affects all of us really, especially those who create art of any kind. Our voices are being stifled because we're not allowed to do just whatever we want in our art. Very sad.
Reverend X - 17.12.2012 at 05:27  
Is there any site, blogs, forums, groups or organization where you can freely criticize the church?

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