A SERIES of 12 photographs depicting Jesus as gay enraged the Pope, and they have now become the focus of attack by fundamentalist Christians in Sweden.
Earlier this week, according to the Swedish paper The Local, a fight broke out outside the Ecce Homo photo exhibition, by Swedish artist Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin in the town of JÃ¶nkÃ¶ping when a group of religious fanatics set fire to a poster of the wall of the cultural centre hosting the exhibition.
The exhibition has been causing controversy ever since it was first unveiled a decade ago.
Tony el Zouki, chairman of Kulturhuset, said around 30 people were involved in the fracas. JÃ¶nkÃ¶ping is known as the heartland of Sweden’s evangelical Christian movement.
“If this is some Christian group, then I really do not understand them. The message of Christianity is that people should understand and love each other,” el Zouki told The Local.
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