The gay rights group Queer Kissing Flashmob is organizing a kissing protest against Pope Benedict XVI when he tours Spain next month.
The group says it will protest the pope's stance against gay relations and marriage equality by staging a giant kissing demonstration in front of the Holy Father.
“When Benedict XVI passed before us, we'll kiss, man with man or woman with woman,” Carole Marylene, an organizer of the event, told Spanish news agency EFE. “It is curious to note how an act so noble as a kiss can be considered revolutionary, even in the 21st century.”
Gay couples and sympathizing straight couples will lock lips as the pontiff begins his procession from Barcelona's Plaza de la Catedral to the Sagrada Familia on Sunday, November 7 at 9A.M.
The group's Facebook page, which had attracted more than 1,500 confirmed attendees, was mysteriously deleted.
Pope Benedict has railed against Spanish socialists who legalized gay marriage in 2005.