Christian Right Shockingly Upset by Amsterdam’s ‘Pink Christmas’

Amsterdam hosted a Christmas celebration for its gay community on Sunday featuring a nativity tableau with a male Mary in drag that church organizations denounced as an affront to traditional values. Organizers said the event was meant to raise Amsterdam’s profile as a gay capital at a time when homosexuals feel threatened. Christians for Truth, an independent religious group, had asked the city council to cancel the “Pink Christmas,” event, saying it made a mockery of Christian tenets. The city did not comment…Frank van Dalen, chairman of Pro Gay, which organized the event said “Our objective is not to be offensive. This is about visibility.” [AP]