Fine For Posing as Jesus Paid Through Crowdfunding

Draw your own conclusions about this: A man in Spain posted a picture of himself on social media posing as Jesus and was sued by a religious brotherhood.

The poster “pleaded guilty to a crime against religious sentiment, and was forced to pay the €480 (£412) fine.”

However, he didn’t pay the fine himself – the cash for the fine was raised for him in under an hour through online crowdfunding.

Is the Spanish public more tolerant than the current law permits?

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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