Gay Nativity Scene
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Gay Nativity Scene refers to a series of jokes, references and reactions to picture of a Christmas Nativity Scene featuring two Josephs, the father of Jesus Christ.
On November 23rd, 2017, comedian Cameron Espoisto tweeted  a picture of her neighbor's nativity scene, which featured two Josephs wearing pink outfits. She captioned the post (shown below), "Our neighbors’ two Joseph nativity is up & I’m beaming 🎄👬." Within five days, the post received more than 3,200 retweets and 22,000 likes.
The Daily Mail newspaper has reported on several gay nativity scenes. In December 2012, the outlet published an article on a homosexual nativity scene that was called "sacralidge" in Columbia (shown below, left).
On December 19th, 2016, the Daily Mail reported that tree ornaments featuring "gay nativity" scenes were being denounced by Christian groups (shown below, right).
Most people responded to Esposito's tweet positively. Twitter user @Rogue_Mrs. Lady tweeted a picture of a nativity featuring two Marys. She captioned the post (shown below, left) "Here's my gaytivity scene with 2 Marys. ❤️." Twitter user @tindillpickle tweeted a picture (shown below, right) of Jesus with the caption "Jesus Had Two Dads and He Turned Out Alright."
On November 28th, Facebook  user Bishop Thomas J. Tobin posted a picture of the nativity with a captioning denouncing the scene. He wrote, "A Gay Nativity? Just came across this photo of a “gay nativity” scene -- two Josephs dressed in pink watching over the Christ Child. How sad that someone believes it’s okay (or funny or cool) to impose their own agenda on the holy Birth of Jesus. Pray for those who did so, for their change of heart, and that Jesus will forgive this sacrilege, this attack on the Christian Faith." The post (shown below) received more than 170 reactions, 50 comments and 50 shares in five hours.
Several media outlets covered the gay nativity scene, including Mashable, Refinery29, Logo and more.
 Twitter – @cameronesposito's Tweet
 Twitter – @Rogue_MrsLady's Tweet
 Twitter – @tindillpickle's Tweet
 Facebook – bishoptobin's Post
 The Daily Mail – Outrage over gay couple’s homosexual nativity scene with two Josephs and no Mary
 The Daily Mail – 'This is a blasphemous attempt to rewrite the Christmas story': Christian campaign group slam a gay tree ornament showing a nativity scene with two JOSEPHS
 Mashable – All I want for Christmas is this gay as hell
 Refinery29 – Someone Has Created The Gay Nativity Scene We Need In Our Lives
 Logo – Twitter Is Loving This Nativity Scene With Two Gay Josephs
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