Queer kissing flashmob planned for Pope

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:09 PM ET

Gays and lesbians in Spain are planning to protest the Pope's visit this weekend not with shouts and signs, but with smooches.

"No placards, no flags, no shouting and no slogans. Only kissing allowed," reads the Facebook page for the proposed "Queer Kissing Flashmob."

The plan is for protesters to meet at Barcelona's Gothic cathedral Sunday morning and start making out for two minutes as Pope Benedict XVI steps out of the building.

"The Pope is coming to Barcelona, and his Holiness is the head of an institution which has traditionally been an enemy to sexual rights for those who practice non-reproductive sex and those who don't love in church-approved ways," reads a description of the protest.

"Consequently, we have decided to stage a protest to express our discontent. Our goal is to express this disagreement from a place of passion, sensuality and love rather than from a place of violence."

Over 1,000 people on Facebook have agreed to turn up at the event. Organizers encourage supporters of all sexual orientations to show up -- so long as they don't mind locking lips with a member of the same sex.

"Once the Pope leaves the cathedral and heads toward the popemobile, we'll activate an audible alarm to start the snogging. A second alarm will sound two minutes later to indicate the end of the flash mob. If the Pope remains in the area, we may continue to smooch for a longer period of time. Once the event is finished, leave the square as if nothing had happened."


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