Recently Read: With Trayvon Martin, this Nativity gets edgy update

claremontnativityClaremont UMC had a different take on their nativity scene this year:

Nativity scenes have a few standard elements: a manger, swaddling clothes, happy parents, sheep, maybe the Three Wise Men. They don’t generally include Trayvon Martin.

But there he is, wearing a hoodie, a stream of blood pouring from his chest onto the straw-covered floor of the scene outside Claremont United Methodist Church, the holy family around him.

There is danger in the manger.

via With Trayvon Martin, this Nativity gets edgy update.

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Garbage like this makes me thankful I am no longer a Methodist.

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