Sacrilegious Homosexual Dance Performed In Historic Montreal Catholic Church

Michael Hichborn

An historic Catholic church in Montreal is at the center of a major controversy regarding the use of its sacred space for a profane and sinful act performed in the sanctuary.

LGBT artist and activist Matthew Richardson released his most recent production titled, “Hallelujah” on May 1 of this year. The video was set in the sanctuary of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and was produced in order to promote a message of “tolerance” by juxtaposing messages of “hate,” religious images, and homoerotic choreography. And while Richardson claims to have hoped “not to say something bad about religion,” the fact remains that the production of his performance within the church may have constituted acts of sacrilege and desecration.

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