Nativity Scene At UT Features Gay Couple

Gay NativityTEXAS – An unusual Nativity scene is drawing some curious looks from passers by on the University of Texas campus.
The scene features a gay couple, Gary and Joseph, instead of Mary and Joseph, a terrorist as an angel and Lenin, Stalin and Marx as the three wise men.
The scene is built by the Young Conservatives of Texas, who say what they’re calling an “ACLU nativity scene” includes positions taken by the American Civil Liberties Union.
“The idea is to bring attention to the ACLU and also to bring attention to the issue of taking down nativity scenes during the christmas season or trying to silence you know, the word Christ and the word Christmas,” says Tony McDonald of the Young Conservatives of Texas.
The ACLU disputes the accuracy of the display, but says the conservatives have a First Amendment right to express their opinions any way they chose.
“I think it’s fairly festive,” says ACLU executive director Will Harrell. “We want to make sure they have a right to freely exercise their First Amendment right. But keep inmind, nothing in the First Amendment requires that you be accurate about the information. The First Amendment protects parody as well.”
The display will be up at the West Mall from about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.
from KVUE

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