Remember when the masked feminist punk band Pussy Riot crashed the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior to perform their song Virgin, Exorcise Putin? Apropos, Putin’s political party deputy Alexandr Sidyakin has just proposed a new law to increase Russia’s punishment for “actions, committed with special cynicism towards items, signs and insignia worshipped be citizens.” Offend religion with your “special cynicism” and get 15 days in jail!

The deputy thinks this punishment is “more humane” than the Criminal Code 282, a tricky little law banning hate speech and often used to protect such vulnerable elements of Russian society like religious authority and the police force.

“Defile” an item of worship and it’s with “hooliganism,” punished up with up to 7 years in prison. So sure, a higher proposed fine and time to “deter persons who offend citizens’ religious feelings, defile items of worship, the symbols of their philosophy” isn’t that bad of an alternative.

Yep, it’s totally normal to be sent to jail for 15 days for singing “Holy shit, shit, shit!” in a church. And to ban this painting of Mickey Mouse as Jesus. And to almost send respected exhibit curators to a gulag. And to criminalize “heresy.”  Yep.