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
new profile shows over 600 confirmed participants.
Pope Benedict has railed against
Spanish socialists who legalized gay marriage in 2005. Last month,
pontiff reiterated the church's opposition to gay marriage, warning
that the institution leads to confusion of society's values.