Controversy Surrounds Dildo Nativity Scene

When The Last Temptation of Christ was released in 1988, it contained a dream sequence with sex between Jesus and Mary Magdalene. The movie’s distributor found out that any such suggestion runs afoul of a certain contingent of the population, with protests and threats following quickly behind. A sex shop owner in Spain learned the same lesson this month when his “dildo nativity” scene created a mini-firestorm of controversy.

Héctor Valdivielso, whose store sells novelties and other naughty goodies in Spain’s Talavera de la Reina, commissioned an artist to paint Jesus, Mary and Joseph on ceramic dildos. He displayed them in his shopfront window, initially to positive response. This didn’t last, though, and before long Valdivielso found himself mired in controversy. “A man with his wife ordered me to remove the offending scene and said that if I didn’t he would remove it himself,” he explained on TheLocal.es. Metro later reported that Valdivielso’s shop had been vandalized with the word “pecadores” (sinners) and that Valdivielso bowed to pressure to remove the display. “It was affecting my business,” Valdivielso said. “Who wants to come to a store like this to hear a sermon?” (Can’t argue with that!)

In place of the display, the shop owner added a poster to the window asking visitors whether they dildo nativity should return. A landslide percentage of 78.5% voted “yes.”  “People asked me not to give in to blackmail. So it’s going back in the window,” Valdivielso told Metro. Sounds like divine intervention to us!

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