December 2013: Since the 1800’s the world has sang the lyric “Don we now our gay apparel in the song “Deck The Halls.” For the Christmas Season 2013 Hallmark changed the words of one of its holiday keepsake ornaments to “Don we now our FUN apparel.” Hallmark was stunned by the outpouring of criticism and apologized but continued selling the ornament.

14 December 2012: A gay couple sparked outrage for displaying a 'homosexual nativity scene' in their Colombian home. Andrés Vásquez and Felipe Cárdenas came under fire for their all-male manger - where the baby Jesus has two father Josephs and the Virgin Mary is nowhere to be seen. The country's Catholic Church labeled the display, in the northern city of Cartagena, as 'sacrilege.’ Gay rights campaigners say they did it to raise profile of plans to reform gay marriage law.

December 21, 2012: A church in New Zealand drew criticism by inferring that the son of God was homosexual. The church, St. Matthew-in-the-City in Auckland, described on their home page as a progressive Anglican church, posted the advertisement as a way to start a new debate. Their argument is that Jesus might have been gay- a dubious claim that has been met with stern opposition. The controversial poster reads “It’s Christmas. Time for Jesus to come out,” and includes a picture of a baby Jesus that has his head surrounded by a halo containing the colors of the rainbow.

There will be no Nativity Scene in Washington this year! This isn't for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation's Capitol. A search for a Virgin continues. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.


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