Brace For the Kissing Flashmob: Spain’s Gay Community To Protest Pope

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If these men were in Spain, they'd be protesting the Pope

Allison Michael Orenstein

Pucker up Spain, it’s a sexual revolution.

Spanish gays and lesbians will welcome Pope Benedict XVI to their country this weekend with a massive homosexual kiss-in.

Event organizers, have invited gays and lesbians from around Spain through their Facebook page, candidly called a “queer kissing flashmob,” to come ans spread to love in front of Barcelona’s Cathedral. Over 1,500 sexual patriots, unhappy about Pope Benedict’s comments towards same sex marriage have arranged to assemble in front of the Gothic cathedral 10a.m., when the Pope is due to arrive.

“No placards, no flags, no shouting and no slogans. Only kissing allowed,” the Facebook page reads. “When Benedict XVI passes in front of us we will kiss, man-to-man and woman-to-woman,” Marylene Carole, one of the creators of the event to reporters.”Once the kiss is over we will go on our way as if nothing had happened,” she said.

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However, there are some who are not feeling the love, the Facebook group has provoked many Spanish Catholics and using the word “queer” has also caused controversy even resulting in the temporarily shut down of their Facebook group.

Radical and creative protests to papal visits throughout Europe are very much alive. In September, men wearing angel wing costumes headed for St Mary’s University College in London in advance of Pope Benedict’s arrival.

Here at NewsFeed, we hope that the Pope and the protesters can just kiss and make up. (via The Guardian)

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