Barcelona City Council Approved Gay Monument in front of the Basilica Sagrada Familia.

Country: Spain

Date of incident: December 29, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Arts / Governmental



The City Hall of Barcelona approved a monument to honor the gay, transsexual and lesbian lifestyle in front of Sagrada Familia, the Barcelona Basilica. The proximity of location as well as the political message in relation to the dedication of the Basilica is troubling to Christians.

The Basilica has been under construction for over 100 years with the support of many local Catholic families. The original design of the Basilica belongs to Gaudi, a devoted Catholic architect, and it has been dedicated and named after the Holy Family. Sources:
http://www.vozbcn.com/2010/12/30/49443/monumento-gay-sagrada-familia/
http://www.periodistadigital.com/religion/familia/2011/01/02/obispo-de-solsona-provocacion-innecesaria-monumento-gay-sagrada-familia-iglesia-religion-novell.shtml
http://ecodiario.eleconomista.es/sociedad/noticias/2711696/12/10/Barcelona-tendra-un-monumento-a-los-gays-represaliados-ante-Sagrada-Familia.html