Gay Jesus exhibit provokes violent protest in Sweden

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An exhibition of photographs in the Swedish town of Jönköping has sparked a violent reaction among young Christian fundamentalists.

The Ecce Homo exhibition, by Swedish artist Elisabeth Ohlson has been causing upset since it was first shown a decade ago.

On Sunday a group of young Christians tried to set fire to a poster outside the gallery. When staff tried to intervene a fight broke out, involving around 30 people.

Tony el Zouki, chairman of the Kulturhuset, said:

If this is some Christian group, then I really do not understand them. The message of Christianity is that people should understand and love each other. I really can’t see how this can have a Biblical explanation.

Jönköping is known as the heartland of Sweden’s evangelical Christian movement. The boys obviously don’t want no heathen photographer dissing the Messiah on their home turf.

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(Hat tip The Freethinker)

One Response to “Gay Jesus exhibit provokes violent protest in Sweden”

  1. marc says:

    LOL! Sorry, but I can’t think of anything more intelligent to say than that I’m highly amused at how pathetic they are… Memetic programming sure is a powerful force.