Russian Religious Groups Seek Ban on ‘Blasphemous’ Marilyn Manson


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Apparently in Russia it’s 1996 all over again, as conservative religious groups are seeking to ban performances by that new, cutting-edge act, Marilyn Manson.

By Paul FidalgoFriendly Atheist

The source of the complaint seems to be the Russian Orthodox organization God’s Will (that’s not an arrogant name for your group), who are imploring Moscow’s mayor to cancel Manson’s show because of the performer’s “blasphemous” material, according to the Moscow Times.

The organization also said Manson’s performances were “full of elements insulting to the feelings of believers” and promoted “religious hatred, cruelty, murder, suicide, sexual perversion and Satanism among young people, including minors.”

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