i have been very concerned with the claim that mary m was vilified in a "publicity sting" by pope gregory. finding abolutely no reference there (or anywhere) for such an assertion, it became apparent that the only place you really hear of mary m as a prostitute in a negative way, is in the dvcode, and the books it drew from. the real publicity sting seems to be directed at the catholic church in these books, and through the manipulation used in such conspiracies, mary m is actually starting to be viewed for the first time in history as a harlot in the negative sense. the catholic claim that she was the harlot who was freed and became a saint, is now among non catholics just a harlot. but the real point which suprised me was that in a real way the dvcode really does make mary m a harlot in the worst sense. in the book it is claimed that the heiros gamos was a ritual performed by jesus and mary, and continues through the priory but the heiros gamos is a form of temple prostitution. in other words dan brown is telling us mary m is a prostitute. what do you think of that?