That whole “born of a virgin in a stable” thing is so 1 A.D. Your “progressive” 21st Century European cities are going in for “gay friendly” nativity scenes this Christmas.
At least, that's what
Wendy Mills, the male entertainer supposed to portray the mother of Christ, sported black high heel boots and a blonde wig. Not to be outdone, Joseph donned a silver shawl and black leather trunks.
It's become routine that every year around this time, the true meaning of Christmas ruffles a few feathers, prompting lawsuits and outrageous demonstrations by activist atheists and groups like the ACLU. This year's Grinch-O-Meter includes some of the usual suspects, and even a Playboy magazine cover with Mary-as-porn star. But this latest news from
The AP reports  that the city hosted the “Pink Christmas” celebration for gays at a time when they feel “threatened,” according to Frank van Dalen, chairman of Pro Gay, the event's organizer. Church representatives in the
According to van Dalen, the event was sponsored by the
While van Dalen said their “objective isn't to be offensive,” but rather “visible,” the Christians for Truth didn't see it that way. “By portraying Joseph and Mary as homosexuals, a twisted human fantasy is being added to the history of the Bible,” the group said in a statement.
Offensive? Who could be offended by Mary with five-o'clock shadow and a slammin' pair of heels?
Erin Brown is an intern at the Culture and Media Institute, a division of the