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

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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.