(NEWSER) – Most nativity scenes include three wise men and a stable. The one at Claremont United Methodist Church in California has replaced Jesus with Trayvon Martin wearing a hoodie, his heart pouring blood, the Los Angeles Times reports. "What if Jesus was lying there bleeding to death?" says the artist, John Zachary, reports the Daily Bulletin. "I was kind of thinking of that." A native Tennessean who grew up Methodist, Zachary says he thought the scene would be "more controversial," but learned that people of all political stripes "don’t really like people gettin' shot."
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Posted Monday, December 30th 2013 @ 10am by Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff