Trayvon Replaces Christ In Church Nativity





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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.”

Zachary, who reportedly comes from a long line of Methodist ministers, has found in Claremont U.M.C. a welcoming home for his unorthodox artwork.

Pastor Sharon Rhodes-Wickett said the latest display is “hard to look at,” though she contends “[w]e have to take a look at the violence.”

Among Zachary’s previous designs, which many Christians would label blasphemous, are outrageous displays that replaced Mary and Joseph with homosexual couples or illegal immigrants trying to force their way into the U.S.

Political correctness has deteriorated American society in countless ways over the past several decades. The fact that this dangerous philosophy has now infiltrated many churches – the last remaining bastion of traditional values – is a depressing portent of our collective future.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Comments

  1. That is Blasphemy.

  2. This is totally SICK. Disgraceful.Race baiting.

  3. Idiocy

  4. Hard to believe a Christian church could be so warped….but there it is.

  5. They will pay the price for putting Trayvon Martin on equal standing with Christ, that is an abomination.

  6. Send that church a letter so they know you are totally disgusted

  7. POOR AMERICA!! STUCK WITH THE MOST STUPID CITIZENS ON THE PLANET. THE GENERATIONS SEEM TO BE MORE STRANGE AS TIME PASSES. ME? I BELONG TO WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE GREATEST GENERATION!! IF ONLY A PART OF YOU COULD RETURN TO THE 40'S 50'S 60'S ERA'S, YOU WOULD SEE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT AMERICA.!!! IT WAS SO BEAUTIFULLY DIFFERENT. YOU WOULD ALSO THEN SAY THOSE WERE THE DAYS!! TODAY, WE SHAKE OUR HEADS IN WONDER OF WHAT IS GOING ON NOW TO DESTROY EVERYTHING IN OUR COUNTRY—–BY ITS OWN SO CALLED LEADERS.

    • I AGREE 100 %

    • "IT [the 40's, 50's & 60's era] WAS SO BEAUTIFULLY DIFFERENT."

      Indeed they were, thanks to you et al THE GREATEST GENERATION of Americans (since the Founding Fathers generation of course). I vividly recall growing up in those "BEAUTIFULLY DIFFERENT" 40's, 50's & 60's — those were indeed the days!

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  8. My lord…is there no end to the stupidity? The Christ Child replaced with a thug? That is truly insane!

  9. Well if Obama had a son, he would be Trayvon, so why didn't they put a figure protraying Obama in the manger? The liberal loons think he is the messiah, so why didn't they do that? Right now I find this country disgusting. It's turning into a 3rd world country with every stupid and idiotic azzhole running the way the rest of us live and trying to control the way we think! Get ready and saddle up folks unless you want to be slaves to all these idiots including the government! FRANKLY, I'M OFFENDED BY THE STUPIDS AND EVERYTHING THEY SAY AND DO! SO, WHO'S GOING TO FIGHT FOR MY BEING OFFENDED?

  10. Seeks_the_truth says:

    How blasphemous and sickening! To put a punk thug that was shot trying to attack an individual in the same category as our Lord and Saviour! Jesus gave his life to pay for others sins, including the punk Martin, while the thug Martin had his life taken while committing a sin.

  11. nexgenesis says:

    BELIEVE ME TRAYVON MARTIN DOES NOT REPLACE JESUS AT ANY LEVEL, AND FOR NO PURPOSE. HE IS A YOUNG MAN WHO PAID THE HIGH PRICE OF BEING ON THE WRONG END OF A CHALLENGE, EVEN THOUGH HE WAS ON TOP. THE COURTS EXHONARATED THE OTHER PARTY. I DOUBT THAT THE BLACK COMMUNITY WILL EVER LET GO. BUT YOU CAN TAKE THIS TO THE BANK, HE DOES NOT REPLACE JESUS CHRIST.

  12. What a bunch of sick people in the world that is not a Christian church Christmas is Jesus birthday get off the thug he deserved to get shot for attcking Zimmerman!

  13. Also they need to quit showing pictures of Travon when he was a little boy to make him look innocent!

  14. How absolutely disgusting. I would expect this from a place that is NOT religious. To honor Travon at Christmas is appalling. I'm an artist there are some things you don't inject your personal feelings into…

  15. California’s Claremont United Methodist Church FLOOD THIS CHURCH WITH Emails, phone calls, mail do NOT allow this to go. That is why this crap continues STAND STRONG WE AREN'T GOING TO PUT UP WITH IT. Signed me a lifelong Californian

  16. Jesus, if he exists, was not a robber. If he was, I would've shot him.

  17. Blasphemy is what this is!! Remove the disgusting display! FIRE THE ARTIST!! If this was a true church they would not allow this blasphemy to continue!! Pull their non profit as a church! Picket, protest, email, snail mail, phone this church and let them know where we stand on this!! Here is their FB page if you want to post a comment! Don't forget to rate it in the right hand column, once you post!
    https://www.facebook.com/ClaremontUMC

  18. I belong to an independent church in California that used to be United Methodist. Because of unbiblical, unchristian crap we separated, and by California real estate law we were able to keep the building. If you are fed up with Methodist lies, throw them out!

  19. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Now this offends me and other Christians! It should of been brought down in shame! OR burnt down with a cross!!!

  20. John Zachary, IM going to put you over my knee and educate you old school ..you disrespectful POS

  21. Another weak minded "They won't think I'm racist if I speak, vote or bow down to the BS I'm black and deprived of everything mentality" This smug nut job is lost. The church however qualifies as a 401-3C because it is doing the governments work which is to create division. If I had an Antichrist he would look just like………..

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