A gay Christmas decoration showing a nativity scene with two Josephs has been slammed by 'outraged' Christians.
The tree ornaments, on sale at Zazzle.co.uk also have a lesbian version with two Virgin Marys sitting beside a baby Jesus Christ, who is lying in a manger.
Campaign group Christian Concern has branded the decorations, created by a California-based designer, a blasphemous attempt to rewrite the Christmas story . Chief executive Andrea Williams whinged:
These decorations are a desperate and ridiculous attempt to pretend that homosexual relationships are pure and holy.
They blasphemously portray the Lord Jesus being parented by a homosexual couple. What depths will the LGBT lobby stoop to in order to try and normalise their behaviour?
God's design is for children to grow up with a male and a female parent. The Lord Jesus was parented in this way, and this is what is best for children.
The LGBT lobby is not interested in the welfare of children but only in pursuing its own selfish agenda. Trying to rewrite the Christmas story is their latest self-deception.
Artist Mark Thaler, from California, designed the decorations for his company Pride and More, responded:
Not everyone's viewpoints are the same. People need to coexist and not judge one another. It's just an image. They need to focus on themselves and not worry about what everyone else is doing.
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article from pinknews.co.uk
California-based artist Mark Thaler, who created the decorations, appears to have now removed them from sale. He had initially told the newspaper he would consider removing them out of respect for his fellow humans .
The decorations are no longer listed on Zazzle.