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Billboard Shows Joseph and Mary in Bed — Love It or Leave It?

If you've ever wondered how Mary — a virgin — could give birth to Jesus, you're not alone. A group of progressive Christians at New Zealand's St. Matthew in the City church are trying to look past the superficial magic of biblical miracles and into the deeper spiritual truths. They put up this billboard, which uses a literal interpretation of the Christmas story, to imagine what Joseph must have felt after God impregnated Mary. Glynn Cardy, the Archdeacon of St. Matthew, explained the purpose:

"The Christmas billboard outside St Matthew-in-the-City lampoons literalism and invites people to think again about what a miracle is. Is the miracle a male God sending forth his divine sperm, or is the miracle that God is and always has been among the poor?"

But not everyone is so open to this message, and one critic actually partially painted over the billboard. No matter what you think about it, I'm sure we can all agree that billboard Mary and Joseph need to check out our tips on how to avoid a holiday sex slump.

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