An unconventional Nativity scene has captured Twitter’s heart.
Comedian Cameron Esposito tweeted a picture of her neighbor’s yard, which features two Josephs in the holy family. “Our neighbors’ two Joseph nativity is up & I’m beaming,” the out comic added in the caption.
Our neighbors’ two Joseph nativity is up & I’m beaming pic.twitter.com/7OKbFLU7v1
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) November 24, 2017
The tweet quickly went viral, with more than 22,000 likes and 3,300 retweets. Some pointed out that Jesus technically did have two fathers, while others expressed joy at the miracle of gay fatherhood.
The Bible says that Jesus had two dads. I see nothing wrong with this.
— Hope ❤ (@starkidhope) November 25, 2017
— Kelly (@tindillpickle) November 27, 2017
man the birth of jesus was DEFINITELY a miracle now
— Merry Magdalene Visaggio (@MagsVisaggs) November 25, 2017
Now THAT’s what I call an immaculate conception!
— theLwordmademegay (@Lwordmademepod) November 25, 2017
Here's my gaytivity scene with 2 Marys. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/J8itjUCOgr
— Mrs Lady (@Rogue_MrsLady) November 26, 2017
One commenter imagined how such a nativity set might have been coordinated with lesbian neighbors.
Salesperson: Sirs, it comes with the whole set, I can't sell you two Josephs.
Later: Gays high-fiving lesbian neighbors as there are now two same-sex nativity sets on their block.
— Moxie Jane (@shamemystalker) November 25, 2017
Another joked about a gay couple deciding what to wear in the creche.
Joseph: WTH Joseph, I told you I was wearing pink!
Joseph: You know I love this robe! What do you want me to do, get changed?
— ⌬Nessa Carson (@SuperScienceGrl) November 26, 2017
Conservative Christians have mostly remained quiet about the two-dad Nativity, though there was some (faux) outrage.
That's just wrong.
The baby isn't supposed to be seen until after midnight, Christmas Eve.
— Karen Springer (@SpringerKM) November 25, 2017
THIS IS SACRILEGE!!! Who decorates for Christmas this early?!
— God of Insanity (@GodInsanity) November 26, 2017
Last year, an artist selling ornaments depicting queer Josephs and Marys had to pull his creations from Zazzle after facing backlash from a Christian anti-LGBT group.