St. Priapus Church

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St. Priapus Church (French: Église S. Priape) is a North American religion founded in the 1980s that centres on the worship of the phallus.

St. Priapus Church was founded in Montreal, Quebec, by D. F. Cassidy and has found a following mainly among homosexual men in Canada and the United States. The church, which is named after the Greek god Priapus, teaches that the phallus is the source of life, beauty, joy, and pleasure.[1] The phallus is to be worshipped, which can be accomplished by a variety of sexual acts, including group masturbation.[2] Semen is also treated with reverence and its consumption is an act of worship.[1]

There are nine centres of the church in Canada and eight in the United States. The largest membership of the church resides in San Francisco, California, and it has its headquarters in Montreal.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c J. Gordon Melton (1996, 5th ed.). Encyclopedia of American Religions (Detroit, Mich.: Gale) ISBN 0-8103-7714-4 p. 952.
  2. ^ Wayne Dynes (ed., 1990). Encyclopedia of Homosexuality (New York: Garland) p. 779.
  • Andy Nyberg, "St. Priapus Church: The Organized Religion", The Advocate, Sep. 1983, pp. 35–37

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