Disgusting! Church Recreates Nativity Scene With Drowned Syrian Child Aylan Kurdi
A church in Madrid has decided to recreate the nativity scene using the image of drowned Syrian child Aylan Kurdi to highlight the plight of migrants.
The photo of the drowned toddler went viral in September, and as Breitbart London reported yesterday, helped change the tone of the debate around Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis in favour of the “refugees” trope.
Now The Local reports that a group called “Mensajeros de la Paz” (Messengers of Peace) have incorporated the image into a nativity scene at the San Anton church in the Chueca district of Madrid.
The church already has an ultra-liberal reputation, allowing pets to attend Mass and streaming live-feeds on huge widescreen TVs. The faithful can also go to Confession via an iPad app.
In the nativity scene, Aylan takes the place of the baby Jesus while his parents act as Mary and Joseph. The stable becomes a refugee tent, while the floor is a map of Europe with the main routes taken by migrants.
It was designed by Spanish artist Ikella Alonso for Messengers of Peace, a charity founded by priest Ángel García Rodríguez in 1962 that has been dealing with the migrant crisis.