Now the book called Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez’s Irreverent Apparition, is being offered for sale by Powell’s City of Books and on the cover is a photo of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a floral bikini.
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books.
On their website, they refer to Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez’s Irreverent Apparition in these terms:
“…the provocative image of la Virgen de Guadalupe (hands on hips, clad only in roses, and exalted by a bare-breasted butterfly angel) remained on exhibition.”
Do you think Powell’s would carry a similar book about Mohammed’s wife or daughter?
Of course, they would not. Then why is Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Mother of God, blasphemed? And this is considered acceptable.
Please ask Powell’s to get rid of this blasphemous book called Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez’s Irreverent Apparition.
Email address for Powell’s:
To Powell’s City of Books:
This is a respectful request, asking you to remove the book Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez’s Irreverent Apparition from your inventory.
This book is blasphemous and highly offensive to Catholics, especially to Mexican-Americans who dearly love Our Lady of Guadalupe.
It would be much appreciated if you would respect our religious and ethnic sensitivities and STOP offering this book on your website and in your store.