If you have just finished your breakfast, I will warn you that you may just be a few seconds from leaving it on your computer. In a post modern world, your truth is your truth and my truth is my truth….every thing is relative. With this philosophy in mind, a church in Iowa is pushing its luck in blasphemy. You see…
The Bible’s account of the night Jesus was born is noted for some well-known characters at the Bethlehem manger, including the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and some shepherds …
Now a Christian church in America’s heartland is helping redefine the story, as its most-recent living Nativity scene in December featured two women instead of a man and a women starring as Joseph and Mary.
“It’s not very groundbreaking at all to use the youngest baby in the congregation to play the role of Jesus. The parents just happened to be two women,” said Rev. Linda Butler, pastor of St. Timothy’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. “They were playing the role of the Holy Family, not necessarily Mary and Joseph. We never referred to the moms as Mary and Joseph. We referred to them as the Holy Family.”
[Needless to say] St. Timothy’s says its 400-member congregation welcomes all sexual orientations and gender identities, but the switch from opposite-sex to same-sex parents for Jesus is not thrilling some other Christians in the area.
Wasn’t it just a while ago that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, James Madison, First Chief Justice John Jay ( the Founding Fathers of the U.S.A) believed that you wouldn’t even call your self an American if you subvert the Word of God or treated it flippantly?
The Nativity of Jesus in Christian theology concerns the Incarnation of Jesus in human form, free of sin and acting in obedience to and in fulfilment of the divine will of God. If momentous historical scenes like the Christmas nativity scene are not immune to post modern alterations, what then will become of depictions of Balaam and his talking ass? (Num 22:21-35)
O You foolish [Americans]! Who has bewitched you? (Gal 3:1)