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Trayvon Replaces Christ In Church Nativity...

Trayvon Replaces Christ In Church Nativity...

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(WCJ) As the Christmas season comes to a close and Americans look forward to a new year, millions of Christians continue to reflect on the meaning of the holiday and the world-changing effect of Christ’s birth. For many congregations, this historic event was displayed in a traditional Nativity scene, featuring Mary, Joseph, and, of course, the Baby Jesus lying peacefully in a manger.

On the other hand, California’s Claremont United Methodist Church chose to go in a more controversial – and far less biblical – direction. Instead of Jesus, artist John Zachary chose to include a figure wearing a hooded sweatshirt and bleeding profusely from his chest.

The central character was obviously meant to represent Trayvon Martin, the teen fatally shot last after mercilessly beating Neighborhood Watch member George Zimmerman in the latter’s neighborhood.

Though Zimmerman was acquitted of all related charges, the radical left continues to portray the Hispanic man as a racist murderer who targeted the 17-year-old simply because he was black. Such was the inherent message of Zachary’s nativity revision.

The Trayvon mannequin was positioned to be slumped over the manger with a pool of blood in front of him that spelled “A Child is Born, a Son is Given.”

Instead of remembering the life of Christ, the church allowed Zachary to inject his own personal ideology into the display. This marks the seventh year the artist has produced a reimagined nativity for the church.

“What if Jesus was lying there bleeding to death?” he asked. “I was kind of thinking of that.” Read more via The Western Center for Journalism...

 John Zachary created a Nativity scene for Claremont United Methodist Church that employs a figure of Trayvon Martin as a commentary on gun violence. Previous scenes have had Mary and Joseph as a homeless couple and as war refugees. “You try to put it in a context of how it would be today,” Zachary said. David Allen — Staff

John Zachary created a Nativity scene for Claremont United Methodist Church that employs a figure of Trayvon Martin as a commentary on gun violence. Previous scenes have had Mary and Joseph as a homeless couple and as war refugees. “You try to put it in a context of how it would be today,” Zachary said. David Allen — Staff

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