Major Wears a Bishop Costume and Mocks Blessings During Carnival Parade

Country: Spain

Date of incident: January 25, 2006

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Political / Private



The major of San Sebastian, the socialist Odón Elorza, wore a religious costume for a pagan festivity. The media reported that during the Carnival, Erloza, dressed as a bishop along with three men dressed in female tennis cloth, preceded the parade. Erloza made the sign of the cross imitating the Catholic ritual "blessing" the attendance.

Sources:
http://www.elconfidencialdigital.com/Articulo.aspx?IdObjeto=6385
http://www.diariovasco.com/pg060221/prensa/noticias/Opinion/
200602/21/DVA-OPI-345.html
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/pais/vasco/Carnaval/donostiarra/
tendra/1700/participantes/elpepiautpvs/20060218elpvas_17/Tes
http://www.hispanidad.com/Cartas-director/odn-elorza-se-disfrazar-de-obispo-20060220-10543.html