Christmas Ornament Showing Two Josephs In The Manger Sparks Outrage

It's a "ridiculous attempt to pretend that homosexual relationships are pure and holy."

Christmas was almost cancelled this year after an ornament depicting a nativity scene with two Josephs in the manger caused a group of Christians to collectively lose their minds.

California-based artist Mark Thaler was selling the ornament, along with one that features two Virgin Marys as a lesbian couple, on the UK site Zazzle, where it was recently discovered by the campaign group Christian Concern — and concerned, they were.

“These decorations are a desperate and ridiculous attempt to pretend that homosexual relationships are pure and holy,” the group’s chief executive, Andrea Williams, told Daily Mail. “They blasphemously portray the Lord Jesus being parented by a homosexual couple. What depths will the LGBT lobby stoop to in order to try and normalize their behavior?”

That’s hard to say, but we doubt they could stoop much lower than a gay Christmas tree ornament.

two-marys ornament

“God’s design is for children to grow up with a male and a female parent,” Williams added. “The Lord Jesus was parented in this way, and this is what is best for children.”

The way in which Jesus was raised is surely what’s best for all of us, but he was a virgin birth, after all, so he technically didn’t need a man and a woman to come together anyway.

Meanwhile, Thaler is considering taking the decorations off the site “out of respect for his fellow humans,” but thinks the uproar is unnecessary.

“It’s just an image. They need to focus on themselves and not worry about what everyone else is doing,” the artist said, forgetting that there’s a higher chance of another Immaculate Conception taking place than that ever happening. “People need to coexist and not judge one another.”

h/t: Daily Mail

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