Las Palmas Prosecutor Investigating Performance of Drag Queen as Christ

Country: Spain
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Tags: Insult or Incitement

March 13, 2017: At the request of the Association of Christian Lawyers, the prosecutor's office initiated a criminal investigation of the performance of a "drag queen" dressed as the Virgin Mary and then as Jesus Christ during the Carnival celebrations. The office stated that because Carnival is so closely related to the Christian observance of the beginning of Lent, the performance was intentionally offensive to religious feelings. The Bishop's Conference called it "blasphemous."