Nativity Scene With Two Josephs Enrages Conservative Colombians
BY Sunnivie Brydum
December 14 2012 5:41 PM ET
A gay couple in Colombia is coming under intense scrutiny for displaying a nativity scene outside their Bogotá home that features two Josephs and no Virgin Mary surrounding the baby Jesus.
Neighbors were apparently not ready to embrace an inclusive Christmas, as they took to social media to disparage the display and berate the couple. The national Catholic Church even issued a statement condemning the display as "sacrilege."
Andrés Vásquez, a political analyst, and Felipe Cárdenas, an entrepreneur, have been together four years, and took advantage of the nation's civil union law for same-sex couples, according to The Daily Mail.
The Mail describes the two men as "gay rights activists" who hoped that displaying the alternative nativity scene would help move the country forward on marriage equality. Last year, the nation's Constitutional Court ruled that Colombia must extend marriage rights to same-sex couples within two years.
Colombia is currently considering legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage, reports The Mail.
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