Originally posted on vineoflife.net:
Nov 12, 2012
The Baby Jesus will have a bit more company in the Nativity on Christmas Day — President Obama and the First Lady.
Figurine replicas of the president and first lady will appear in Italian nativity scenes alongside Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Reuters reported. Naples craftsmen are selling the figurines in advance of Christmas.
“The ones we are selling the most of are those of Barack Obama, America’s new president, along with his wife Michelle, craftsman Genny Di Virgilio told Reuters.
There are also figurines available of other notables including former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Some locals ridiculed the inclusion of Obama into the Nativity – a nun called it a “cartoon version of a nativity scene.”
Something as beautiful as the traditional nativity scene shouldn’t be spoiled by these figurines of personalities and I don’t think children like them,” another critic…
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