It’s no secret that bashing Christians is Feng Shui. There is no shame any longer in making Jesus a mockery for all things heinous, impious and iconoclastic. So, why does this story about the Virgin Mary being made a spoof cover for porn still surprise me?!
Yes that smut is a real picture from Playboy Mexico, and yes, somewhere the real “Our Lady of Guadalupe” is about to roll up with some of her oye carnals, screaming “La Raza” and looking to peel a cap in some perverted photographer somewhere in Tijuana.
Now, my Espanol isn’t what it used to be, but I can read the cover that reads, “We love you, Maria.” Um, you think this was done on purpose given the stained glass window and the fact this crap hit the shelves so close to the season for stocking stuffers?
So, finally, the Church united and griped out loud! And Hef apologized with the quickness…kinda:
While Playboy Mexico never meant for the cover or images to offend anyone, we recognize that it has created offense, and we as well as Playboy Mexico offer our sincerest apologies.” The publisher of Playboy Mexico Raul Sayrols, also said in a statement: “The image is not and never was intended to portray the Virgin of Guadalupe or any other religious figure. The intent was to reflect a Renaissance-like mood on the cover.”
And what renaissance mood was that, holmes? The Spanish Inquistion? Yeah, that’s some sweet PR, you chauvinistic dinosaurs. Note, they are not apologizing for publishing sacrilegious porn, but rather for getting caught above the radar. Nice.
However, what’s important to notice is this story had the same life in major news (specifically the Church) about as long as… well, any other story where the Church is in the center of a no-holds-barred attack on faith. Free speech, ain’t it grand, or just excommunicated when it comes to things of God?