A couple in Cartagena, Colombia, decided to proclaim their support for gay rights by displaying a different kind of nativity scene.
As you can note above, their scenario features 2 Josephs, but there is no Mary in that manger. The holiday decoration sparked outrage among Christians, with the Catholic Church actually dubbing it a “sacrilege.”
Many expressed their anger over the Andrés Vásquez and Felipe Cárdenas' “lack of respect to God and all Christians” on Facebook and Twitter.
“As much as I support gay rights, this is just stupid on so many levels. If you are a Catholic you have to accept Jesus' parents were Mary and Joseph,” one user writes.
Vásquez, a political analyst, explains he was trying to raise awareness about gay marriage.
“We did it because we believe in Colombia. We have lived in different cities in the world and we prefer to return to our country. […] We are beginning to build [a better country] through our new union,” he is quoted by Daily Mail as saying.