Public Funds for Blasphemous Book

Country: Spain

Date of incident: May 31, 2007

The regional governming authority of Extremadura funded with public funds the book „Sanctorum e In Breedin“ containing photographs displaying pornographic images together with Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, and other Catholic sacred symbols. St. Roque is shown having an erection while holding his dog; Archangel Gabriel's picture displays the angel in sexual climax; extrements are shown over the chalice in substitution of Holy Communion; Jesus Christ is depicted as a transsexual; San Juan de la Cruz is shown having oral sex; and so on.

The fotographs were produced by Jose Antonio Munoz Montoya (a.k.a. JAM Montoya), the book was preworded by Francisco Muñoz Ramírez, Culture and Patrimony Counsel and representative of the Junta de Extremadura. According to Munoz Ramirez the artwork of Montoya is "singular" and its promotion and support should not be put into question. Sources (partly including disturbing fotos):