Following months of legal wrangling, a court battle involving the Madonna of the Orgasm Church has finally reached its climax.
It’s been a long time coming. For nearly two years the religious group, which worships the orgasm as God, has been fighting for official recognition as a faith community. But last week Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court refused to hear the Church’s last-ditch appeal, upholding a decision by an appeals court that rejected their bid. “Madonna,” the judges argued, invokes the Virgin Mary and could “cause offense not only in the broad groups of the population that have Christian roots, but also in society as a whole.”
Based in Lövestad in southern Sweden, the Church had hoped official recognition would encourage more people to contemplate the orgasm as God. The group currently counts several hundred members in its flock.
“The orgasm is the ultimate feeling of lust,” Carlos Bebeacua, the group’s self-appointed bishop told Sweden’s Kvällsposten in 2008. “You can reach it through art or by looking at a landscape and thinking, ‘Wow!’”
Bebeacua has previously explained that the Orgasm Church only has priestesses, and that they read verses and eat fruit during ceremonies. The group follow scriptures called the Catechism of the Orgasm and the only gospel they preach is the gospel of sex.
Swingers considering a trip to Sweden shouldn’t get too excited. Bebeacua denies allegations that Madonna of the Orgasm is basically organized group sex. Instead, he argues, followers view the orgasm as a metaphor for a love of life. (via IceNews)