Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mary and Joseph in bed poster sparks row

dec 18th, 2009

a blonde mary wearing a head-scarf! in bed! :-)

what, christists can't take their icons being depicted in sexual situations?quick, let us tell john dayal, and maybe we can send old goat m f husain to new zealand, he'll show them how to paint detailed sexual stuff about the virgin {sic] mary.

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Biblical bedroom poster sparks row
 
WELLINGTON: A church billboard showing an apparently naked Virgin Mary and Joseph in bed together has sparked the ire of conservative Christians in
Virgin Mary and Joseph in bed
The billboard erected outside a church in Wellington. (AFP Photo)
New Zealand.

On the poster a sad-looking Joseph lies next to Mary, whose face is turned heavenwards under the words: "Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow."

The billboard was erected outside the St Matthew-in-the-City Anglican church in Auckland on Thursday. St Matthews' vicar, Archdeacon Glynn Cardy, said the billboard was meant to challenge stereotypes about the way Jesus was conceived.

In the bible, the Virgin Mary becomes pregnant after an angel appears to her and tells her she will give birth to the son of God. Cardy said the billboard was meant to challenge literal interpretations of the Bible. "It is intended to challenge stereotypes about the way that Jesus was conceived and get people talking about the Christmas story," he said.

Conservative Christians have criticised the billboard as offensive. Auckland Catholic Diocese spokeswoman Lyndsay Freer said the poster was disrespectful to the church. "Our Christian tradition of 2,000 years is that Mary remains a virgin and that Jesus is the son of God, not Joseph," Freer said. "Such a poster is inappropriate and disrespectful."

1 comments:

karyakarta92 said...

Hahaha, old Jos looks quite the cuckold in the painting.