Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Recent Satanic/Heavy Metal Panic in Russia

I hesitate to call these two examples "Satanic panic", because they're more like Satanic idiocy.

  • A teacher in Orenburg has been fired because kids in his "school of rock" afterschool club were recreating heavy metal music videos with Satanic overtones. The director of the cultural centre at which the club convened is quoted as saying the children displayed signs of "manic depression" afterwards, as though any religion or form of entertainment could cause bipolar disorder.
  • The city of Belgorod has issued requests to all live-music venues to stop putting on heavy metal concerts, reportedly "to promote suppression of satanic activity".


tweetey30 said...

I didnt read the links but that is stupid to be fired from a job because of what ever the case is... stupid... i say..

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Maybe they should try playing those records backward. Sheesh.

SME said...

On YouTube I found a bunch of Jonas Brothers songs played backwards. They suck both ways. ;D

Wandering Coyote said...

As a metal head, I am insulted!

But this is typical, unfortunately.

\m/ :D