I can’t think of a more offensive thing than this display at a church in Californian. In this display, a shot and bleeding Trayvon Martin literally takes the place of Jesus.
In case anyone has been hiding in a doomday bunker for the last two years, Trayvon was a teen punk with a history of being a petty thief, that was wondering around a gated Neighborhood that he didn’t belong in, when he was confronted by the moron George Zimmerman. Now George should have stayed in his truck.
But when he did, Martin overpowered him was pounding Martin’s face into the concrete when Zimmerman killed him. Absolutely not a Stand Your Ground Case. It was a Self Defense case.Martin was a teenage punk. Live like a punk, die like a punk. The world is better off without him and to be honest, the world would be better without Zimmerman as well.
But to use this in a holiday display is just really offensive to everyone. I hope the artist never works again and I really hope the Church loses it core following and ceases to exist.
The Worst Church and the Worst Artist in the World award for 2013 goes to these fraking morons:
Claremont United Methodist Church Decides to worship Trayvon Martin
There are your usual nativity scenes, and then there is the nativity scene in front of Claremont United Methodist Church in Claremont, California featuring Trayvon Martin bleeding onto the ground, alongside baby Jesus and Mary.
For the past seven years, the church has commissioned its nativity scene to be turned into a provocative art piece set in a contemporary context that goes beyond a simple retelling of the classic bible story. This year’s artist, John Zachary, had previously turned Mary and Jesus into Iraq War refugees and Mexican immigrants. This year, he wanted to tackle gun violence.
“I’ve tried to make them contemporary issues that are provocative as they relate to the nativity story,” Zachary said. When describing the Trayvon Martin nativity scene, Zachary said he wanted to challenge the contemporary telling of the nativity story that is comfortable and pleasant. This year’s nativity scene certainly does that.
“What if Jesus was lying there bleeding to death?” Zachary said.
If you’re having trouble finding a connection between the nativity story and the murder of Trayvon Martin, Zachary is confident that this year’s scene is “in keeping with the teachings of Jesus.” It’s supposed to attack our “privilege,” as Zachary puts it. And it’s supposed to make us uncomfortable – again, that’s the point.
Zachary’s nativity scene will stay up until January 5. Now we just have to wait a year to see what he comes up with next.
- Bloody Trayvon Martin Added To Nativity (4umf.com)
- Outrageous: Church Creates Nativity Scene With Bleeding Trayvon Martin (wizbangblog.com)