A Nativity scene
that features a gay couple standing in for Joseph
and Mary, a terrorist as an angel, and Lenin, Stalin, and
Marx as the three wise men is causing a stir on
the University of Texas campus in Austin, according to
Austin television station KVUE.
The gay couple,
Gary and Joseph, is part of what the Young Conservatives
of Texas is calling its "ACLU Nativity scene."
"The idea is to
bring attention to the ACLU and also to bring
attention to the issue of taking down Nativity scenes during
the Christmas season or trying to silence, you know,
the word Christ and the word Christmas," Tony
McDonald of the Young Conservatives of Texas told
executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of
Texas, called the scene "festive," adding
that because the group enjoys First Amendment
rights, it should be allowed to display the scene.
"Keep in mind, nothing in the First Amendment requires
that you be accurate about the information. The First
Amendment protects parody as well," he said to the
station. (The Advocate)