Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Incitement to religious hatred in Rock music

Briefing: I hope this gets picked up by other Catholic bloggers and it occurs to someone to take one of these nasty jokers to court. Would HMV sell CDs with the refrain 'Kill the Jew!', 'Kill the Muslim!' etc.? But isn't it nice? HMV are even offering a discount.

Here's YouTube video of the song played live.

From an email: According to the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill, 2006, Section 29 B (1): 'A person who uses threatening words or behaviour, or displays any written material which is threatening, is guilty of an offence if he intends thereby to stir up religious hatred'.

The following CD is available in major high street retailers such as HMV and Virgin (as well as via their websites here and here.

Deicide - 'Once Upon the Cross'

Included in the album is a 'song' called 'Kill the Christian'. The lyrics follow:

You are the one we despise
Day in day out your words compromise lives
I will love watching you die
Soon it will be and by your own demise

Buried in hypocrisy
Lacerate your faith in god
Morally diseased
On the cross of Calvary your body bashed, defeated, stabbed

Blessing as you hate
Loyal to your enemies
Monetary faith
As him you'll pay for the lies of your prophecy
Satan wants you dead

Kill the Christian, kill the Christian
Kill the Christian, kill the Christian
Kill the Christian, kill the Christian
Kill the Christian

Armies of darkness unite
Destroy their temples and churches with fire
Where in his world will you hide
Sentenced to death, the anointment of Christ

In due time your path leads to me
Put you out of your misery

The death of prediction
Kill the Christian

Kill the Christian...dead!

Surely this would qualify as material which is threatening and intended to stir up religious hatred? If you replaced the lyrics with 'Kill the Muslim' then this would be front page news and the record would undoubtedly be banned!

This is characteristic of the 'Death Metal' and 'Black Metal' records that are available all over the UK in supposedly family orientated stores.

1 comment:

Rogerdgford said...

This is really very nasty, and should not be on public sale

Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen