Sex Toy Blasphemy?
Some people can become extreme and even offensive when it comes to sex. A Spanish sex shop took blasphemy to a completely different level this Christmas by showcasing ceramic dildos depicting the nativity scene with baby Jesys, Mary, and Joseph. See image below.
Héctor Valdivielso, owner of Non Sit Peccatum (which means ‘Not a Sin’ in Latin), commissioned the dildo figurines an artist to paint the figures on the sex toys, according to The Local. Of course you can imagine the uproar this holiday gesture created. Many religious and even non-religious people were screaming blasphemy. People even threatened the owner to remove the figurines or face the music. So much so, that the owner had to call the police for protection. His store was vandalized and people threatened to boycott his store. Imagine a group called the Children of the Virgin Mary threatening to boycott a sex shop. Isn’t that funny. But the wrath of passers-by also reached customers, who were abused by protesters.
However, it appears that the protesters were in the minority. A poll / referendum was done in the small town of Talavera de la Reina near Toledo, where the shop is situated. Almost 80 percent of the 988 people polled wanted to keep the display. “People asked me not to give in to blackmail,” Valdivielso said. “So it’s going back in the window.”
What are your thoughts?