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Ukrainian Catholic Church Declares Taras Polataiko's Sleeping Beauty Project 'Lesbian Propaganda"

A visitor kisses sleeping women during a new art project called 'Sleeping Beauties' created by a Canadian-Ukrainian artist Taras Polataiko in The National Art Museum in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Five young Ukrainian women, dressed in white wedding gowns, take turns sleeping on display in the museum for a couple of hours every day. Based on the fairytale 'Sleeping Beauty', the idea of the art-exhibition is for visitors to look at a sleeping girl, and, if they feel the urge, kiss her on the lips. If a sleeping beauty opens up her eyes she's obliged by a legal contract to marry. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A visitor kisses sleeping women during a new art project called 'Sleeping Beauties' created by a Canadian-Ukrainian artist Taras Polataiko in The National Art Museum in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Five young Ukrainian women, dressed in white wedding gowns, take turns sleeping on display in the museum for a couple of hours every day. Based on the fairytale 'Sleeping Beauty', the idea of the art-exhibition is for visitors to look at a sleeping girl, and, if they feel the urge, kiss her on the lips. If a sleeping beauty opens up her eyes she's obliged by a legal contract to marry. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Fairytales are make-believe until a country's Catholic Church decides to protest them.

Ukranian-Canadian artist Taras Polataiko's experimental performance work "Sleeping Beauty," a modern-day retelling of the titular fairytale restaged at the National Museum of Art Ukraine from August 22 to September 9, has been decreed "lesbian propaganda" by the Ukrainian Catholic Church

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