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Gay Barbie Nativity Raises Stink at Italian Parliament

BarbienativityTwo Italian parliamentarians, Bruno Mellano and Donatella Poretti, raised a furor in Italy after they placed pairs of embracing Barbies and Kens next to a traditional Christian nativity scene in order to make a statement about gay marriage.

Several parliamentarians spoke out about the gesture. A statement from the opposition conservative Forza Italia party blasted the dolls: "This is a vulgar and unacceptable double attack against both a (national) institution as well as a religious symbol." A communist parliamentarian called it "a grave political error".

Pope Benedict also released a statement: "Has anyone seen my Barbies?"

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  1. If Barbies cause a stir, watch this:

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Dec 22, 2006 1:12:17 AM

  2. From the article: "In recent weeks, several state schools have decided not to erect the nativity scene.... But even Education Minister Giuseppe Fioroni has criticized such schools, saying they had gone too far in banning nativity scenes which could instead be used as tools for inter-religious dialogue."

    They would probably use them to teach the children what people are too despicable to be allowed to greet baby Jesus.

    Posted by: borut | Dec 22, 2006 6:16:44 AM

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