Government Representative Verbally Attacks Catholic Church

Country: Spain

Date of incident: December 29, 2010

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Political



Cayo Lara, the General Coordinator of the IU (United Left wing) told media that machismo and gender violence are strongly related to religious education. Lara also referred to the Catholic wedding vows in which partners should be united "until death", as proving "without any need of further discussion" that the Church is in favor of the discrimination of women and treats women as "the property of men."

Sources:
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2010/12/28/espana/1293544627.html
http://www.intereconomia.com/noticias-gaceta/sociedad/cayo-lara-relaciona-violencia-machista-educacion-religiosa-recibida
http://www.hazteoir.org/noticia/35117-cayo-lara-culpa-educacion-catolica-violencia-mujer