There are 53 comments and more are coming fast and furious. The first comments ran 25-to-1 against the queer Nativity scene, but a few voices are beginning to speak for it. The hot debate is on the Believe Out Loud Facebook page at this link:
A couple of sample comments:
"I am gay and Christian and I find this highly offensive. We all know it was Joseph and Mary why would anyone think it would be okay to change that? Let's just wipe out all important historical figures to reflect what we want while we are at it."
The whole point of the incarnation is that God becomes one of us and is like us. It seems appropriate, then, that we allow people to imagine a Nativity in which the holy family reflects our own families.... I don't condemn you for your imaging of the Nativity. Let us do like Jesus and allow all to come be fed."
Believe Out Loud published my queer Nativity photos and essay today at this link:
Love Makes A Family: Queering The Nativity
Believe Out Loud is an online network empowering Christians to work for LGBT equality. Their Facebook page has 128,000 likes.