Religion

Nativity Scene Shows Homeless Virgin Mary, Baby Jesus At Bus Stop (Video)

| by Michael Allen

The Claremont United Methodist Church in California has erected an unusual nativity scene.

The church's “Commercialism and the Oppressed” display shows a homeless Virgin Mary sitting at a bus stop with the Baby Jesus in her arms (video below).

“We could even miss the mother and the child sitting there, so we want to draw attention to those people who are on the margins who Jesus would be standing with today,” Pamela Bunce, a church official, told CBS Los Angeles (video below).

According to the New York Daily News, the church has created controversial displays in the past such as a bloody Trayvon Martin, and Joseph and Mary as a homeless couple, Mexican immigrants and refugees of the Iraq War.

Sources: CBS Los Angeles, New York Daily News
Image Credit: CBS Los Angeles Screenshot