Trayvon Martin sculpture replaces baby Jesus in Claremont Nativity

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CLAREMONT, Calif.(KABC)-- A Nativity scene in front of a Claremont church is causing controversy for replacing the figure of Jesus with a sculpture of Trayvon Martin.

The Nativity is on display outside of Claremont United Methodist Church. The figure of Martin, covered in fake blood, is seated where the infant Jesus would normally be placed.

The sculpture was created by artist John Zachary, who says he wanted to make the Nativity more relevant by juxtaposing it with the modern-day issue of gun violence.

"What we tried to do is make it a new way of looking at the Nativity and connecting the Nativity story with a contemporary issue," he said.

The church's Rev. Dan Lewis says the Nativity is effective at sending a message.

"The depiction here is uncomfortable, and that's kind of the point," said Lewis.

Zachary says the display has received mixed responses. Some say it's sacrilegious; others are more appreciative of its message.

The scene will remain in place through Jan. 5.

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Hope it had bullet holes in it.

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Ooooooh broooooottttttther!
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John Zachary is a psycho!
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John Zachary is a psycho!
You know him?

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Did the wise men bring a hoody, skittles and an Arizona ice tea?
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Zoe Regen wrote:
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Agree!

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Is anyone surprised?
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Geronimo wrote:
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Meaning what?
I think he is stating the obvious. Methodists hate Jesus.
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Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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I think he is stating the obvious. Methodists hate Jesus.
Or maybe Methodists fund controversial art?
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CLAREMONT, Calif.(KABC)-- A Nativity scene in front of a Claremont church is causing controversy for replacing the figure of Jesus with a sculpture of Trayvon Martin.
The Nativity is on display outside of Claremont United Methodist Church. The figure of Martin, covered in fake blood, is seated where the infant Jesus would normally be placed.
The sculpture was created by artist John Zachary, who says he wanted to make the Nativity more relevant by juxtaposing it with the modern-day issue of gun violence.
"What we tried to do is make it a new way of looking at the Nativity and connecting the Nativity story with a contemporary issue," he said.
The church's Rev. Dan Lewis says the Nativity is effective at sending a message.
"The depiction here is uncomfortable, and that's kind of the point," said Lewis.
Zachary says the display has received mixed responses. Some say it's sacrilegious; others are more appreciative of its message.
The scene will remain in place through Jan. 5.
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story...
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Antonio Santiago would have been a better choice. You know, a REAL baby...
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Why didn't they use a bust of Barack Hussein Obama? Ain't he the savior?
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My post 15 ain't incendiary, is it? Setting the woods on fire!
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GlitterSucks wrote:
CLAREMONT, Calif.(KABC)-- A Nativity scene in front of a Claremont church is causing controversy for replacing the figure of Jesus with a sculpture of Trayvon Martin.
The Nativity is on display outside of Claremont United Methodist Church. The figure of Martin, covered in fake blood, is seated where the infant Jesus would normally be placed.
The sculpture was created by artist John Zachary, who says he wanted to make the Nativity more relevant by juxtaposing it with the modern-day issue of gun violence.
"What we tried to do is make it a new way of looking at the Nativity and connecting the Nativity story with a contemporary issue," he said.
The church's Rev. Dan Lewis says the Nativity is effective at sending a message.
"The depiction here is uncomfortable, and that's kind of the point," said Lewis.
Zachary says the display has received mixed responses. Some say it's sacrilegious; others are more appreciative of its message.
The scene will remain in place through Jan. 5.
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story...
So, where did they find a lump of coal that big?
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Jesus is white.
jesus is white? Are Jews white?

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Gosh0Mighty wrote:
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jesus is white? Are Jews white?
errrr....... why yes the Jewish people are Semites and are Caucasians......

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Semite

surprised huh racist boy.......
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Gosh0Mighty wrote:
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jesus is white? Are Jews white?
Yes, Jews are white.

Sorry if that bursts your bubble.

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