Ethics: Black Baby Jesus in the Nativity Scene

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What would you do Wednesday!

Christmas is here and it is time to check out all the Christmas lights and decorations. You decide to head over to your local city park. The park has a huge Christmas tree and several decorations including a nativity scene.

As you are walking around checking out the park’s decorations, you hear some unusual commotion by the nativity scene. Curious, you walk over to what sounds like complaining – about the nativity scene. You figure someone is upset that the city actually put up Christmas decorations.

You hear a white guy shout, “But Jesus wasn’t black!”

Just then, you notice that there is a black baby Jesus in the nativity scene.

What would you do?

  • Nothing but enjoy the nativity scene.
  • Complain, then leave because Jesus wasn’t black.
  • Tell those complaining to settle down.
  • Sneak and change out a white baby for the black baby.
  • Or…

Here I blog…

Mark

p.s. The above scenario is based on a true story where, sadly, some people were upset over the black baby doll. (See: Black baby Jesus in Nativity scene causes upset.)

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The above article was posted on December 23, 2015 by Mark Lamprecht.
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1 Grant April 18, 2016 at 4:49 am

Ask the complaining white guy what Jesus DID look like, if He wasn’t black, and why does that matter so much to him.

2 Mikael December 17, 2016 at 3:30 am

The Jesus child wasn´t black
In Kingdom Kids Club all children are welcome to join Christian Sunday school, regardless skin colour
Shalom
Mikael
http://www.kkc.n.nu

3 Churches June 19, 2017 at 5:21 am

I would do Nothing but enjoy the nativity scene. Jesus was a typical middle eastern looking man. We all know that. But since he was our lord and above everything; colours become meaningless.. white or black or brown.. all same.

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