April 29, 2009

Swedish court rejects Orgasm Church

A Swedish court ruled against a man's attempt to have the Madonna of Orgasm Church registered as a faith community because of its racy name.

The Administrative Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that the name of the church founded by artist Carlos Bebeacua violates what is considered acceptable praxis with its combination of the words Madonna, orgasm and church, Swedish news agency TT reported Wednesday.

In the opinion of the administrative court of appeal, the intention of such a combination of words, even in relation to the registration of a community for religious activities, must be to offend, not only for those within the wider circles of the general public who have Christian leanings, but also in society in general, the court wrote.

Bebeacua has said the church is aimed at encouraging people to worship the orgasm as God.

The orgasm is God, the orgasm should be worshiped, Bebeacua said. The orgasm is the ultimate feeling of lust, it shouldn't be limited to ejaculation. You can reach it through art or by looking at a landscape and thinking 'Wow!'