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Church Nativity Scene Features Bloody Trayvon Martin


The Claremont United Methodist Church in California displayed a very unusual nativity scene this Christmas.

The controversial display, called “A Child Is Born, A Son Is Given,” shows a bleeding Trayvon Martin, the black teen shot and killed by George Zimmerman. The title of the display is spelled out in Martin’s blood.

The church claims that the nativity scene is a “piece of art that comments on our times.”

John Zachary is the artist responsible for the display. He claimed that Trayvon Martin was worthy of the church’s nativity scene and an important incident for society to reflect upon. Zachary said that when he saw pictures of Trayvon Martin, “one of the teenager lying dead on the pavement particularly tore at him. ‘What if Jesus was lying there bleeding to death? I was kind of thinking of that,’ Zachary said.”

Sharon Rhodes-Wickett, the church pastor, said, “I found this year’s hard to look at. It’s hard to look at a young man who’s shot and bleeding to death. But even though I’m uncomfortable with it, that’s the point. We have to take a look at the violence.”

She added, “Some people think it’s too edgy. I understand that point of view.”

What are your thoughts on the display? Tell us in the comments section below.

(H/T: Breitbart)

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