Time for an update from Sweden where an artist has been facing court challenges in his attempt to establish a new religion called “The Madonna of the Orgasm Church.” Last November the court struck down a protest from a community group which wanted to ban the name but an appeal to a higher court has reversed the decision leaving Carlos Bebeacua without a prayer. The court ruled that the juxtaposition of the words “Madonna,” “orgasm,” and “church” was unacceptable and offensive to the majority of Swedes. Bebeacua founded the new religion after his painting titled “The Madonna of Orgasm” sparked a violent protest during the 1992 World’s Fair in Spain. “The orgasm is God,” Bebeacua said in his defense. “The orgasm should be worshiped.” (The Local.se)

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