The political powers banned “O, Holy Night.” They were upset that one of their own priests, Placide Cappeau, openly declared that slavery is evil by saying, “chains shall He (Jesus Christ) break for the slave in our brother and in His name all oppression shall cease.” In addition Adolphe Adam, a Jew, wrote the music and It was simply not permissible in 1843 for a Jew to write a Christian song. The ordinary people decided that the politicians could just, “stuff it” and they took the song to the streets. It became an instant success throughout Europe and it is currently one of the most beloved Christmas carols.