Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Australian Police Stop Crucifixion Reenactment As Offensive

Last Saturday, police in the Australian town of Geelong, Victoria, stopped a graphic depiction of Jesus' crucifixion being enacted in a busy shopping area. Police say the semi-nude Jesus covered with fake blood violated laws prohibiting offensive behavior in public. The Herald Sun and The Australian report that police stopped the performance 40 minutes into the one hour pageant after it apparently distressed young children watching. Church leaders plan to complain to Victoria's police chief about their treatment. Police reportedly later conceded the group was not technically breaking any law.