Saturday, November 10, 2012

Luther Towns fall out over Pussy Riot

Every couple of years, the Luther Towns of Germnay give an award in the Reformist's memory, honouring those who speak out against injustice.

This year, they've decided it should go to Pussy Riot.

I say "decided" - it's not quite that simple.

Because Pussy Riot were protesting in a church, some of the people connected with the prize think that the women are unfit to be given the honour.

Given it's in memory of a man who went round nailing his revolutionary demands to church buildings, surely it's a bit surprising The Luther Towns are squeamish at the idea of churches as venues of social protest?