Guillermo “Willy” Toledo, a respected Spanish actor and activist who cursed God and the Virgin Mary in an expletive-riddled post on Facebook a year ago, is expected to appear in a local court on charges of offending religious sentiments in an ongoing battle over free speech in Spain.
“I sh*t on God and have enough sh*t left over to sh*t on the dogma of the holiness and virginity of the Virgin Mary. This country is unbearably shameful. I’m disgusted. Go f*ck yourselves. Long live the Insubordinate Pussy,” Toledo declared in the controversial Facebook post in July 2017.
In the post, the 48-year-old actor was defending three women who paraded in the southern city of Sevilla with a giant vagina, simulating a religious procession, and calling it the “Coño Insumiso” or “Insubordinate Pussy,” according to The Guardian.
In response to the post, the Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers denounced Toledo for “covering God and the Virgin Mary with ridicule.”
The group went on to file a complaint against the actor “for sh*tting on the dogma, and because his words were an offense against religious sentiment,” Polonia Castellanos, the group’s president told El Pais.
Under Article 525 of the Spanish Criminal Code, those who offend the feelings of the members of a religion by “publicly disparaging their dogmas, beliefs, rites or ceremonies” can be penalized with monetary fines. The statute also covers those who publicly disparage people “who do not profess any religion or belief whatsoever.”
The activist actor did not respond to several summons to appear in court to respond to the complaint. He insisted that he had not “committed any offense and so there is no need to appear before a judge.”
Last Tuesday, according to El Pais, a Madrid judge decided to prosecute Toledo after authorities reviewed hundreds of his posts on Facebook.
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Source: Christian Post