The Arran Organization Lleida Launches Obscene Campaign Against Bishops

Country: Spain

Date of incident: June 27, 2017

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Political

The Catalan separatist youth organization launched a campaign against the Bishop of Solsona, Xavier Novell, and Cardinal Archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Cañizares. Arran distributed a poster with the image of Antonio Cañizares and Xavier Novell practicing anal sex as "denunciation" of the Church's position on homosexuality.

As explained by the organization, this poster was created to denounce the "sexual repression" that represents the Catholic Church. Assan also accuses the Church of "propagating hatred against the people of the LGTBI collective," as well as of committing "constant repression" against people with different genders and sexualities in society.