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December 26, 2013

Of Course: Church Displays Nativity Scene With Hoodie-Wearing, Bleeding Trayvon Martin as its Jesus

Good Lord.

No artist or political commentator ever went broke selling provocations that play into unthinking people's resentments and vague feelings that they should have more than they do.

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The article was originally posted at the Daily Bulletin.

John Zachary, the artist, told me the acquittal in July of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot the 17-year-old African-American in 2012, struck him as a worthy subject for Christmas comment.

For one thing, the backdrop to the Christmas story is the slaughter by King Herod of all infants in Bethlehem, a barbarous attempt to kill the Messiah.

This additional information is from Breitbart (the first link):

Zachary described that when looking for pictures of Trayvon "one of the teenager lying dead on the pavement particularly tore at him. 'What if Jesus was lying there bleeding to death? I was kind of thinking of that,' Zachary said."

The title of the nativity "art" is called " 'A Child is Born, a Son is Given,' the wording outlined in red formed from a pool of blood at Trayvon’s feet."

You can tell the "Artist" is just sick about what happened to Trayvon Martin:

"I thought this would be more controversial, but I come to find out people don’t really like people gettin’ shot,” Zachary said with a chuckle. “They may not agree what to do about it, but they agree it’s a bad thing."

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