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EXCLUSIVE: Colombian Activist Responds To Criticism Of All-Male Nativity Scene

Screen Shot 2012-12-20 at 2.37.46 PMJesus’ family is the representation of all Catholic families in the world. Some of them are white and heterosexual, others are Asian, black or Latino. My Nativity scene represent a reality: There are a lot of Catholic families with two fathers or two mothers. And in the case of two fathers, they needed a surrogate mother, as Mary was. It is not disrespectful—it’s just an small adjustment to today’s times.”

—Political analyist and LGBT activist Andrés Vásquez, reacting to criticism of his all-male Nativity scene.