HATS OFF TO BRAZILIANS

September 1, 1997 by  
Filed under Catalyst Online, Features

When some crazy evangelist slapped and kicked a statue of the Virgin Mary on Brazilian TV, it wasn’t just Catholics who were outraged—the authorities were also. Preacher Sergio Van Helder was sentenced to two years in prison for showing disrespect for a religious symbol.

Imagine how the ACLU would react if we imported this splendid idea from the Brazilians. And wouldn’t it be great to see Rosie O’Donnell in jail?


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Written by Bill