THANK YOU for understanding my point. All I saw in this thread was some people (not just the guy who I quoted, perhaps I shouldn't have quoted anyone) saying "FACTOR" when they really meant "Canadian government/James Moore." It's not my opinion, it's a fact. A fact the band even admitted in their statement that I edited into this thread:
"The debate about government funding contributing to potentially controversial art is neither new nor truly resolved; but when the offended public complains, the politicians habitually remind groups like FACTOR, the NEA and the Arts Council that they can pull the plug rather than encourage discourse or scholarly debate."
I think some people just like to argue. And I am not one of those people so I'm going to leave it at that.
They signed a contract saying they wouldn't put out anything that is offensive of certain ways. Those rules in the contract weren't just put there for kicks and giggles. It is clearly something that FACTOR didn't want to be a part of. They said they had never seen the album before it was released. You can say it is the minister or Christians faults for being offended and complaining, or perhaps the bands fault for breaking contract and FACTOR's fault for not reviewing the album before they let them release it with their "logo and the wordmark of the Government of Canada" on the front.
And I will keep clarifying that I think the band understands what is going on and is responding very well and it really blows for them.