Corpus Christi Procession Parodied during Gdansk Equality March

Country: Poland

Date of incident: May 25, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Governmental / Political / Private



During the May 25th Tri-City Equality March in Gdansk, which was organized by the LGBT communities, the Catholic tradition of Corpus Christi processions was parodied. A group of people in multicolored costumes with rainbow halos were supposed to imitate the typical attire of a statue of the Virgin Mary. Each of them held on to a ribbon attached to a highly provocative sign depicting a crowned vagina where in Catholic Corpus Christi processions the Blessed Sacrament (a consecrated host) would be. A person dressed in white, imitating a priest, was holding the sign. The city's mayor participated and gave an opening speech at the march, calling it an honor to open the event.

 


Sources: TVP InfoKresywPolityce 
Photo: Twitter page of Szymon Ruman