Gay and lesbian Nativity scenes are available on Christmas cards and ornaments now at the Q Spirit / Jesus in Love Store.
What if the child of God was born to a same-sex couple? Because, after all, LOVE makes a family, including the Holy Family. The images are true to the spirit of Christmas: God’s child conceived in an extraordinary way.
Right-wing religious conservatives have attacked these queer cards and ornaments, so you know that they must be good! Visit Q Spirit’s online store shop to see the various designs.
The images show two Marys and two Josephs at the manger with the baby Jesus — like putting two brides or two grooms on top of a wedding cake! Everyone should be able to see themselves in the Christmas story, including the growing number of LGBTQ parents and their children.
All images are from the “Love Makes a Holy Family” series by Kittredge Cherry, founder and publisher of Q Spirit / Jesus in Love. Click for news reports on the controversy stirred by her Nativity scenes:
For more about how and why I made these the queer manger scenes, see my essay “Queer Nativity scenes show love makes a family.”
I hope you enjoy shopping at the Q Spirit / Jesus in Love Store!
Links related to queer Nativity scenes
“Queer Nativity scenes show love makes a family” by Kittredge Cherry
Blasphemy debate on queer Nativity at Believe Out Loud on Facebook (2013) (more than 135 comments!)
Queering Mary, Queering Christmas by Angela Yarber (Believe Out Loud)
All images are from the “Love Makes a Holy Family” series by Kittredge Cherry
This post is part of the LGBTQ Calendar series by Kittredge Cherry. The series celebrates religious and spiritual holidays, events in LGBT and queer history, holy days, feast days, festivals, anniversaries, liturgical seasons and other occasions of special interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people of faith and our allies.
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