German court upholds fine for showing of 'Life of Brian' on Good Friday

|The Volokh Conspiracy |

TheLocal.de reports: "On Thursday . . . the High Court in North Rhine-Westphalia upheld a ruling from a lower court that ordered [Martin] Budich to pay a €100 fine" for organizing a public viewing of "Life of Brian" on Good Friday. "Showing the film was a deliberate act of rebellion against the 'holiday laws' which every German state has, and which prevent people from partying—or showing films that are not approved by the state—on religious holidays."

Thanks to Howard Friedman (Religion Clause) for the pointer.