Living With Lions controversy is wake up call for right-thinking Canadians

In the long run, the Christ-storm of controversy that was kicked off by the release of Vancouver punk band Living with Lions’ album Holy Shit could be very good for our Canadian way of life. The record in question includes artwork—and I can barely type this—depicting the blessed baby Jesus as a little brown piece of human shit.

It was a story on the LA Weekly blog on Tuesday that brought the matter to the attention of Heritage Minister James Moore, who quite rightly aligned himself with such upright individuals as “Ravenhawk083”, who commented on the LA Weekly message board: “This is what happens when Christ hating Jews gain power.”

Well said, sir.

Moore reportedly called FACTOR CEO Duncan McKie to give him a gosh-darned ticking off over the funding body’s financial contribution to Holy Shit. And quite rightly, too, regardless of the fact that FACTOR is a private non-profit organization. This is our heritage at stake, after all, and if Moore has half the rectitude in him that proud Canadians suspect he does, he’ll take a long, hard squint at the list of artists mentioned on FACTOR’s website.

Even the briefest glance reveals a snakepit of insurrection. In its time, FACTOR has funded such questionable “artists” as DJ Dickey Doo, the Organ, Hurtin’ Unit, and Long John Baldry—try reading that list of names without thinking of dirty human sex genitals—while the proximity of Swollen Members to Zimmer’s Hole clearly points to FACTOR’s covert gay agenda.

Eagle-eyed moralists will also find references to dangerously subversive ideologies (the Feminists), murderous extremism (Jerk with a Bomb), incitement to masturbation (the Royal Winnipeg Porn Orchestra), and brazen support for the probably illegal and highly dangerous act of smoking frogs (Smokin’ Frogs).

Worst of all, FACTOR is known to have funded the work of heavy metalist Thor, whose very name is an offense to our nation’s official god, God.

It is time we said no to this creeping rot. While outstanding journalists like Maclean’s Mark Steyn struggle to honour the delicate balance of free speech and respect that has made Canada great, it only takes one extremely obscure punk band from the blaspheming Left Coast and a slow news day in Los Angeles to bring the whole edifice down.


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May 20, 2011 at 9:19pm



May 21, 2011 at 6:03am

Canada needs to quit tax dollar funding of artists altogether... artists who are born to make art will continue to make art.. and it will be better art ... let the Cirque Du Soleil and Galen Weston fund art for tax credits... most great grant writing artists make crappy art anyway ..... and personallly I think christianity is big joke which should be ruthlessly mocked constantly. The Cons should rewrite the whole landscape ... dismantle Factor, CanCon.. the MAPL system .. cut the CBC funding by 80% or force it to become a Canadian PBS .. time to end the careers of white collar tax eating art pimps .....and as for the Lion boys.. wake up ... you are kinda lame for taking govt money for this... please turn in your anarchist cards...

Some guy named Bob

May 21, 2011 at 6:49am

A little peice of poo playing the role of the baby jesus?

How adorable!

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May 22, 2011 at 8:51am

Yeah. Fuck art. Who needs it? We need God because it's our heritage. SPEND MORE MONEY ON GOD AND FIGHTER JETS!


May 22, 2011 at 12:19pm

Baiting Chrisitan god-monsters. WOW that's original! Bet they stayed up all afternoon thinking up that one.

How about for their next album they use a drawing of Muhammad for the cover? Would they have the jam for that?

Come to think of it, did the GS ever publish the Jyllands-Posten cartoons, or did they wuss out like the rest of the msm. I dont know the answer to that one. Anyone?


May 22, 2011 at 1:52pm

"you are kinda lame for taking govt money for this"

I think it's all the more funny for that reason. Aside from DIY, I can't see anything more punk than that.


May 25, 2011 at 10:55am

Can I just say that just because Mr. Moore doesn't doesn't like the content of this album (obviously), doesn't mean he's aligning himself with Jew-haters? Kind of a bullshit statement. He's just NOT aligning himself with Christ-haters (which are ultimately the same thing, really).


Nov 24, 2011 at 5:13pm

Wow, I hope this article was written as a joke. "Christian hating jews? you know your savior was a Jew right? Also, do you rally think that they are promoting the smoking of frogs? Do you understand what a joke is, or make-believe? Oh shit, I forgot, you people think that frogs fall from the sky and that angels rape people, you think everything ever written is true, lol.

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