30
Aug
10

Sweden’s Sanity

self appointed "cardinal" Carlos Bebeacua

Apparently there remains some sanity left in our world or at least one part of it. Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court just upheld a decision of the Court of Appeal’s rejection of an application presented for the establishment of the Madonna of Orgasm Church. 

The church’s founder, artist Carlos Bebeacua who resides in Lövestad in southern Sweden, has been fighting a lengthy legal battle in his bid to have the Madonna of Orgasm Church registered as a faith community in Sweden. Needless to say, Bebeacua was disappointed by the Court’s decision. 

Founded by Bebeacua in the early 1990s, the Madonna of Orgasm Church is centered on a similarly named painting by Bebeacua which sparked protests during the 1992 World’s Fair in Seville, Spain. 

According to Bebeacua the self-proclaimed cardinal of the church, “The orgasm is God, the orgasm should be worshiped as a higher being.” But the judges in Sweden disagree and banned the Bebacua’s group from being given the same legal status as other faiths. 

The primary reason for the Court’s rejection was that it would upset Christians and the word ‘Madonna’ was understood to refer to the Virgin Mary. According to judges, the name would, “cause offense not only in the broad groups of the population that have Christian roots, but also in a society as a whole.” 

I feel like I want to write more about this whole deal….but….I just don’t even know where to begin.  In some ways, such nonsense speaks for itself.

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