The Pope visited Barcelona, Spain on Sunday, and was greeted by gay kissing flash mob. Participants were protesting the Pope's condemnation of gay marriage laws in Spain.

The flash mob, which was organized on Facebook, attracted around 200 participants, according to the New York Times.

"Many gay Spaniards don't see why they should pay for the Pope's visits, only to have their way of life criticized"

During the Pope's homily on Sunday, he defended traditional families and denounced Spanish laws allowing gay marriage.

The protest gained more media attention last week, when Facebook shut down the event's page, but was later reinstated. A Facebook official stated that the event was created by a fake account, which violates Facebook's policies.

Gay marriage has been legal in Spain since 2005. A 2007 Pew Research study showed that 82% of Spain supported homosexuality and 9% did not (9% were unsure).

:note: Crossposted from Equalitopia Blog

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kuchinawa Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap, 82% is pretty damn impressive, more power to them. :D
Anto009 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
In your face pope-tatoe!
TheTrueDarkness Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
I wish the Philippines could eventually follow suit...
Eblis-Images Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Go Spain! :D
Gaia-Child3 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Yay for Spain, When can i move there? on another note, Why can the pope just come in and denounce Spanish laws, that's just silly and irresponsible to allow someone with such strong moral/ethical/religious bias to make these kind of decisions, 82% is amazing, definatley the vast majority allow them to decide, i say keep the support of gay marriage allive!
arch-angel-azrael Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! That is SO awesome! Much respect Spain!
tinkertype Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010   Writer
That's it, I'm moving to Spain. :heart:
SqueekyClean-801 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing. GO GAY SPANIARDS!!!
Druology Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Damn...82% support it?!

I don't think it's even that high in Manhattan. :slow:

I'm glad it's that high there...I just wish it was that high here in the US. :(
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