It's good that they're taking the high road. But I don't think this should have been that big of an issue in the first place. Maybe that's just me though.
I agree, yeah. I can see why people MAY have an issue with government funds going towards what they see as an open mockery of their religion, but I doubt that those complaints would have gained any traction in the US.
releasing an album titled "holy shit" and mocking the bible is hardly taking the high road. and how in any way was that not intended to be offensive?
The "high road" comments are obviously in regards to the band's apology and the decision to return FACTOR's money. And in that respect, I definitely do think they took the route of "being the bigger person", so to speak. The complaints really had no fair grounds - art, no matter how provocative or intentionally offensive (for example, this album cover), is still art.
Glad they didn't apologize for the actual content and only said sorry in regards to FACTOR being involved. Record is great. Band is amazing.