Saturday, October 27, 2007

Porn exhibit scheduled for Spanish Catholic church

A coalition of artists and avowed atheists plan to stage an exhibition of pornographic photography in a local Catholic church in Toledo, the primatial see of Spain.

The International Federation of Atheists announced plans to host the exhibit at the church of San Vicente in December, to coincide with the group's convention.

The exhibit, to be entitled Sanctorum, would include blasphemous as well as pornographic images, mocking Christ and the saints.

The atheist group was invited to use San Vicente church by the Toledo Art Circle, which has used the church regularly for the past 15 years for artistic displays and cultural events. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, surely we can block this, no?

wroach4@aol.com said...

No longer a church, apparently; merely a church-building operated by others, seems to be the message of the following article:

ATHEIST COUNCIL IN TOLEDO TO
PRESENT PORNOGRAPHIC ART EXHIBIT
AGAINST THE CHURCH

Madrid, Oct 24, 2007 / 11:19 am (CNA).- The International Federation of Atheists announced this week it will hold the first Council of Atheists in Toledo, Spain, during which it will present a pornographic and blasphemous exhibit entitled Sanctorum, which features images of Christ, the Virgin Mary and the saints.

ORGANIZERS SAID THE EVENT WILL BE HELD IN THE OLD CHURCH OF SAN VICENTE OF TOLEDO, WHICH IS NOW ADMINISTERED BY THE TOLEDO ART CIRCLE. The International Federation of Atheists decided to accept an offer by Art Circle president Fernando Barredo to use the church for the exhibit.

BARREDO SAID THE TOLEDO ART CIRCLE HAS ADMINISTERED THE OLD CHURCH OF SAN VICENTE FOR FIFTEEN YEARS AND IS LICENSED TO HOST EVENTS AND EXHIBITS THAT ARE FREE OF INTERVENTION BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS. The first Council of Atheists will be held December 7-9.