Sunday, January 05, 2014

A Transgender Nativity

by Jeffrey Walton
January 3, 2014

Amsterdam's gay nativity - featuring a drag queen as Mary - incorporated gender-swapping themes some activists would like to drape over the Christmas pageant (photo:

If Claremont United Methodist Church's Trayvon Martin-themed nativity - in which the teenager hunching over a pool of his own blood stands in for the baby Jesus - hasn't fully satiated your appetite for politicized Christmas displays, there is more on offer this season.

Massachusetts Episcopal priest and transgender man Cameron Partridge waxed nostalgic about a transgender nativity just before Christmas over at Episcopal Café. The Boston College Episcopal Chaplain writes of a childhood experience as a young girl:

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