Christian Lawyers Foundation in Spain demands TV series promoting pedophilia be pulled

CNA Staff   By CNA Staff


null / Credit: Shutterstock

CNA Newsroom, Jan 12, 2023 / 16:30 pm (CNA).

The Christian Lawyers Foundation in Spain has begun an online petition calling for the cancellation of “Scandal, Story of an Obsession,” a television series that portrays the relationship between a 42-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy.

For Christian Lawyers, the series promotes “the most absolute whitewashing of pedophilia,” which “crosses the unhealthy line” of sexual attraction towards children.

“Scandal, Story of an Obsession” is a Mediaset España production that began being broadcast on Telecinco Jan. 11.

Christian Lawyers warned that this series will show scenes of explicit content “between an adult and a minor.”

The jurists charged that this production is a “disgusting normalization that minors can enjoy these relationships in which their will is annulled and their vulnerable position is abused.”

In addition, the foundation encouraged people not to tolerate “sexual violence against children being encouraged,” adding that “this abuse is sold as a romantic story to viewers.”

Christian Lawyers emphasized that to make this new series, “they have chosen a woman taking advantage of a boy because they know that society would resist accepting the story of a man abusing a girl.”

Through the signature campaign addressed to Cani Fernández Vicién, president of the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC), the foundation asked the Spanish lawyers “to intervene and immediately cancel the broadcast of the ‘Scandal’” series.

According to its website, the CNMC is a public agency independent of the executive branch but subject to the legislature “that promotes and preserves the proper functioning of all markets in the interest of consumers and companies.”

The Christian Lawyers Foundation explained that Fernández must intervene because the series violates the CNMC’s section on content control.

This section “prohibits the broadcast of audiovisual content that could seriously harm the physical, mental, or moral development of minors.”

The same section censors programs “that include scenes of pornography or gratuitous violence.”

Last September, Spain’s minister of equality, Irene Montero, stated that minors “have the right to know that they can love or have sexual relations with whoever they want. Based, of course, on consent.” (CitizenGo) called for an urgent protest demanding the resignation of Montero for defending pedophilia. However, Montero, a psychologist and a former congresswoman for the leftist Podemos (We Can) political party, remains in office.

This story was first published by ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.

If you value the news and views Catholic World Report provides, please consider donating to support our efforts. Your contribution will help us continue to make CWR available to all readers worldwide for free, without a subscription. Thank you for your generosity!

Click here for more information on donating to CWR. Click here to sign up for our newsletter.

About Catholic News Agency 6597 Articles
Catholic News Agency (


  1. I wish they wouldn’t misuse the definition of pedophilia. The TV show described is about an adult & an adolescent one year younger than the Spanish legal age of consent, not a little child.
    And I don’t know all the details of Emmanuel Macron’s personal history, it’s not my business, but it’s public knowledge that Mme. Macron was his high school teacher & their age difference is very similar to the characters in the TV plot.

    Any sexual relationship outside of marriage is sinful & sexual relationships with a minor below the age of consent break laws. But that’s whole different thing than people who are attracted to prepubescent children.

  2. After Franco’s death 1975 Spain rather rapidly transitioned from parliamentary monarchy King Juan Carlos to democracy and a long series of Marxist socialist prime ministers among them José Zapatero Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, Prime Minister 2004-11; Felipe González Márquez Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party Prime Minister 1982-96; today Pedro Sánchez prime minister Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party.
    Return to largely Marxist atheistic socialism may be attributed to the harshness of the Generalissimo’s governance, although it’s also difficult to presume Catholicism and justice, however limited, could otherwise have been restored. Catholicism never really took hold.
    Marxist socialism, Spain resembles humanistic socialism in the US and in particular the radical transformation of sexual mores, gender identity. Perhaps not as pronounced nevertheless leaning in that direction. What’s lost in both instances is a feature of humanness that differentiates the hardened Marxist rationalist from the Christian. The empathetic identity with the innocent and the suffering. Whereas atheists measure justice in terms of unprincipled individual freedom Catholic Christianity measures justice interiorly, emotively, and spiritually.
    The rule for this latter difference is Christ. Christ who softens the hearts of the faithful disposing them to appreciate the ordained good of sexual expression, the inviolable nature and worth of human life.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

All comments posted at Catholic World Report are moderated. While vigorous debate is welcome and encouraged, please note that in the interest of maintaining a civilized and helpful level of discussion, comments containing obscene language or personal attacks—or those that are deemed by the editors to be needlessly combative or inflammatory—will not be published. Thank you.