“Sacrilege” and an “Abomination” … Claremont United Methodist Church in California Replaces Baby Jesus in Nativity Scene with Bloody, Hooded Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)



The Claremont United Methodist Church, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles, California, and John Zachary, the individual behind the “artistic interpretation,”  has managed to infuriate many with their depiction of the Nativity scene this Christmas season by replacing the baby Jesus with Trayvon Martin. Yup … because some how I get the two of them confused all off the time. I just have two words, “Sacrilege” and an “Abomination”!!! All in the name of “artistic interpretation” these fools have managed to desecrate the Birth of Christ by replacing the innocence of the Baby Jesus, the son of God, Our Savior with the hoody-wearing, Trayvon Martin, slumped over, shot in the chest with blood pouring out on to the ground. UNREAL. Wow, because some how Trayvon Martin is supposed to symbolize the innocence of a child, really? Who knew the drug using, pot smoking, middle finger displaying, gun carrying, school skipping, gangsta fightin’ thug was so innocent. Oh that’s right, those pics were not immiscible.

One does not even know where to begin here. In the name of “social justice” they would do such sacrilege. But such things are perfectly okay, because while defaming the birth of Christ, there is a liberal message. You can poke others in the eye, but then cry foul when there is an overwhelming negative response. In the past,  Zachary has depicted Mary and Joseph as a modern-day homeless couple; as Mexicans stopped by the U.S.-Mexico border fence; as Iraq War refugees; and in 2010, just Mary by herself, as a black woman in prison with her baby. What, you mean that they have not portrayed Mary and Joseph as Michelle and Barack Obama? Or is that next year?


Image – From YouTube VIDEO

On the lawn of a Claremont church, just like at many churches at this time of year, cutouts of wise men on camelback head toward a makeshift stable, a meager wooden structure where Mary and Joseph have huddled inside.

But instead of an infant Jesus cradled in his mother’s arms, the Nativity at Claremont United Methodist Church — the creation of congregant and artist John Zachary — features a depiction of Trayvon Martin slumped over in his hoodie, a pool of his blood spreading over a bed of straw.

For several years, Zachary has brought his artistic interpretations of the Nativity — as well as the occasional controversy — to the church, as he used a scene that traditionally conveys themes of joy and innocence to spread messages of social justice. Over the last few years, his installations have touched on homelessness, poverty and acceptance of gay families.

He decided over the summer that this year’s scene would include the Florida teenager whose shooting death captured the nation’s attention. Zachary said he wanted to draw a parallel between rampant gun violence and the dark time in which Jesus was born.

“He was, in my view, an innocent child like the innocent children killed by King Herod,” Zachary, 57, said of Martin. “I think the Nativity has to be relevant to our time. I think Jesus is a symbol of hope and I think he has to be seen in today’s context.”

Want to get even more outraged, watch the VIDEO below of John Zachary attempted to explain his twisted and deranged logic of his interpretation meant to shock people. Sorry, but this is not supposed to be thought provoking, it is just meant to be PROVOKING! Just curious, why is innocent gun violence depicted as Trayvon Martin? If one is going to go this route, wouldn’t true innocent lives lost at the hands of gun violence be the 20 children that were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School?

In the VIDEO below check out the shirt that John Zachary is wearing … Islam convert Mohammed Ali, hmm, I think some one just lost a bit of credibility.

Zachary,57, told media he added the slain teenager’s likeness this year to show the parallel between rampant gun violence and the dark time Jesus was born in.

“He was, in my view, an innocent child like the innocent children killed by King Herod,” Zachary told the Los Angeles Times. “I think the Nativity has to be relevant to our time. I think Jesus is a symbol of hope and I think he has to be seen in today’s context.”

Check Out their Facebook page with comments of individuals who are outraged and disgusted. But what else should we expect from a Hollywood production designer? Next year I guess the Baby Jesus will be replaced with Mohammed. I can’t wait until 2016 when Mary and Joseph will be Bill and Hillary Clinton and the baby Jesus will be the Obamamessiah. According to accounts, Zachary’s 2011 Nativity display included depictions of gay couples and was vandalized and investigated by police as a hate crime. Imagine that … because there is nothing hateful about depicting Mary and Joseph as a gay couple, now is there?


UPDATE I: Just how irresponsible and factually incorrect is it to some how portray Trayvon Martin as the symbol of innocence lost at the hands of gun violence when a the VIDEO below shows, Trayvon was no stranger to guns, fighting and drugs.

The text messages include a conversation from November 2011 in which he appears to say his mother has kicked him out of the house after “da police caught me outta skool.”

“So you just turning into a lil hoodlum,” the person with whom he is texting says.

“Naw, I’m a gangsta,” the text message read.

In other messages, text message exchanges appear to be discussing guns.

“U wanna share a .380 w/ (blacked out),” one text message sent from Martin’s phone reads.

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to ““Sacrilege” and an “Abomination” … Claremont United Methodist Church in California Replaces Baby Jesus in Nativity Scene with Bloody, Hooded Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)”

    1. dawg1948 on December 30th, 2013 9:18 am

      I think want happened to Trayvon is a tragic senseless loss of life. However, you people don’t know how information about the young man’s character was suppressed by the Judge, Travon was a THUG not a saint. Please open your eyes and stop trying to make a saint out of Trayvon. Memorials for Trayvon are alright just don’t go overboard.

    2. Conflating Trayvon Martin with Jesus Christ - BitsBlog on December 30th, 2013 9:34 am

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    3. A Texas Grandfather on December 30th, 2013 10:20 am

      This is a church that has lost it’s way. If the people agree with this behavior, then the majority of the congregation is in trouble.

      I am ashamed as a christian for this group. This is taking an event that has nothing to do with the nativity and making an ugly unchristian statement.

      Makes one think that the church has embraced the Black Liberation Theology with it’s message of hate.

    4. kashekamon on December 30th, 2013 11:55 am

      OMG!!!! Travyon Martin was a thug. Replacing baby Jesus, baby Jesus can never be replaced. That nativity should be taken down. Travyon Martin was a punk kid!!!!

    5. John on December 30th, 2013 7:23 pm

      I don’t even know where to start! The guy who did this and anyone in that church who agrees with him are all going to Hell! Wouldn’t surprise me if someone burned the church down, or at least the Nativity scene. People being bused into Sanford from out of state and standing in the streets and parking lots shouting “Justice for Trayvon.” I think he already got his justice. How do these people know he didn’t? Shows “mob mentality” at its best. What possessed Zachary to think he could replace Baby Jesus at all? Least of all with a hoodlum/gangsta wannabe. Church “leaders” exploiting the situation and putting this country on the verge of a race riot all over some punk who wants to be a badass and now this? Our country is headed for Hell at 90 mph!

    6. RightKnight on December 30th, 2013 10:17 pm

      Artists of this calibre in Los Angeles and environs have just
      as much access to mind altering drugs as artists of this calibre
      in any other part of the United States. Some drugs actually make
      a permanent alteration to the reasoning ability, and yet others
      are temporary in their distortions of mental function. It’s amazing
      what some will do in their quest for fame and notoriety under the
      influence of these poisons.

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