He Made The Sign Of The Cross! Call The Police!
The anti-Christian zealotry in the United States hasn’t gone this far yet, but give the ACLU and their liberal buddies enough time and I’m sure they’ll get around to it:
“Footballer gets criminal record for making sign of the cross
The Catholic Church has condemned the cautioning of a Polish footballer for gestures which allegedly included blessing himself at an Old Firm match.
Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc was cautioned after complaints were made about his behaviour at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow in front of Ranger’s fans.
Strathclyde Police investigated claims that Boruc, 26, angered a section of the home support after allegedly making the religious gesture at the start of the second half of the game on February 12.
A Crown Office spokesman said: “The procurator fiscal has issued an alternative to prosecution in this case.
“On this occasion, the actions included a combination of behaviour before a crowd in the charged atmosphere of an Old Firm match which provoked alarm and crowd trouble and as such constituted a breach of the peace.
…Church spokesman Peter Kearney said: “It is extremely regrettable that Scotland seems to have made itself one of the few countries in the world where this simply religious gesture is considered an offence.”
Yes, you’re reading that right. The police actually spent months investigating a soccer player for publicly making the sign of the cross and “cautioned” him about it.
As Jean Schilawski said in the Daily Mail comments section,
“And, crossing oneself is “criminal”! What is this world coming to! Or, going (to)!”
Hat tip to Tongue Tied for the story.