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USA: A viral gay nativity scene with two Josephs makes religious conservatives cry.

Wednesday 29 November 2017, by siawi3

Source: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/11/angry-catholic-bishop-outraged-gay-nativity-sacrilege/

Religious Conservatives Outraged By Gay Nativity ‘Sacrilege’

November 28, 2017

by Michael Stone

It’s a gay miracle – Jesus has two dads! Religious conservatives freak out after viewing viral gay nativity scene with two Josephs.

A viral image of a gay nativity with two Josephs has many people cheering, but as one might expect, religious conservatives are not so happy.

Recently comedian Cameron Esposito tweeted the image of the gay nativity scene, noting:

Our neighbors’ two Joseph nativity is up & I’m beaming.

The image was well received by many, but some conservatives were angry about the light hearted nativity set in a Los Angeles neighborhood. In particular, Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin is outraged by what he considers to be “sacrilege.”

Expressing his distress and great displeasure, Bishop Tobin wrote the following on his Facebook page:

A Gay Nativity?

Just came across this photo of a “gay nativity” scene — two Josephs dressed in pink watching over the Christ Child. How sad that someone believes it’s okay (or funny or cool) to impose their own agenda on the holy Birth of Jesus. Pray for those who did so, for their change of heart, and that Jesus will forgive this sacrilege, this attack on the Christian Faith.

Others expressed agreement with Bishop Tobin. For example:

“What a blasphemous display of hatred towards our Blessed Lord.”

“This is also an offense against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to remove Her from a nativity scene.”

“That’s an absolute disgrace to the church and everything it stands for!”

“Horrifying.”

Bishop Tobin was not alone in his outrage. Other religious conservatives joined in the protest: see here

However, while some religious conservatives were angry, other more reasonable people saw the humor and fun in the creative gay nativity: see here.

Bottom line: A viral gay nativity scene with two Josephs makes religious conservatives cry.

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Source: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/11/29/catholic-bishop-nativity-scene-with-two-josephs-is-an-attack-on-christianity/#ei8Dt7l3pq1vAaLR.99

Catholic Bishop: Nativity Scene With Two Josephs is an “Attack” on Christianity

November 29, 2017

by Hemant Mehta

There’s a joke that Jesus had two daddies (since his mother was supposedly a virgin), but comedian Cameron Esposito recently noted that her neighbors had actually made that happen with a two-Joseph Nativity scene:

It’s cute, it’s entertaining, and it’s on someone’s private property so who the hell cares?

Lots of people, apparently, including Providence, Rhode Island Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, who wants everyone to pray that “Jesus will forgive this sacrilege, this attack on the Christian Faith.”

If someone’s yard display is an attack on his faith, then imagine how furious Tobin would be if he found out the Catholic Church tried to change our laws to prevent gay people from getting married and women from obtaining abortions. I guess it’s okay when his people force their views on everybody else, but “sacrilege” when other people make a simple statement on their front lawn.

The sky isn’t going to fall just because someone put two pink Josephs in a makeshift Gaytivity scene. Hell, Christians should be celebrating how Jesus has two parents who love Him.

Somewhere, there are two Marys looking for a child to love.