Thursday, December 21, 2006

Gay Nativity In Italy

We recently blogged about conservative University of Texas students who staged an “ACLU Nativity Scene.”

Given the obsession of the organization with “gay rights” the students had, in the stable, not “Mary and Joseph” but rather “Gary and Joseph.”

But now, via Drudge, a story from Italy.
ROME (Reuters) - Two leftists in Italy’s ruling coalition on Wednesday outraged fellow lawmakers by placing four dolls representing homosexual couples near the baby Jesus in the official nativity scene in parliament.

The two parliamentarians from the small “Rose in the Fist” party said their gesture was to promote the legalization of gay marriage and granting legal recognition to unmarried couples.

Bruno Mellano and Donatella Poretti placed the Barbie and Ken-type dolls in the parliamentary nativity scene, each couple lying down embraced among the shepherds witnessing the birth of Jesus.
Aristotle’s dictum, in the Poetics, was that art imitates life. Wags quickly noted that it’s also the case that life imitates art.

But it also seems that life, in this era, imitates parody.

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