December 13, 2016

Italian priest BANS Nativity scene out of fear it could 'offend' Muslims

StaffRebel Columnist

A priest in Italy has said there will be no baby Jesus nativity scene at the local cemetery this year because Muslims could be offended.

According to Breitbart, Fr Sante Braggiè said there would be no crib in the cemetery in the northern city of Cremona because it may anger people of others faiths.

“A small corner of the cemetery is reserved for Muslim graves,” he said. “A crib positioned within sight of them could be seen as a lack of respect for followers of other faiths, hurt the sensibilities of Muslims, as well as Indians and even atheists.”

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However, not all Christians agree with the decision. Fr Braggiè’s predecessor as local priest, Fr Oreste Mori, spoke against the move and even took a shot at Saudi Arabia.

“Seriously? I can’t believe it!” he told Corriere della Serra. “We cannot renounce our culture and traditions. That would be an unpardonable weakness.”

He then added, “I am, for the time being at least, in Italy, not Saudi Arabia.”

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commented 2016-12-15 11:15:01 -0500
I agree Ron Joseph. Wise Christians are doing just that like Franklin Graham with Samaritans purse. Helping them over there.
commented 2016-12-13 22:36:00 -0500
Mette Reed—The Hungarian Prime Minister has a great saying" Send the help to the problem, do not bring the problem to the help."
commented 2016-12-13 19:01:49 -0500
Yes, Christians do have to start taking a stand. Liberalism has crept into the church and told them that they are to be tolerant of everything. Jesus wasn’t. And, churches that have supported Syrian refugees coming to Canada have not been very wise. I am a Christian, and do not think it wise to bring potential danger to your neighbours, your community or your country. Wake up and stand up, Christians!
commented 2016-12-13 17:29:26 -0500
I like the nativity scene so let’s keep it. I will be offended if you remove it.
commented 2016-12-13 14:52:29 -0500
D. Jerome Hauk – exactly! The pope that says that Jesus is a lie, wants the removal of truth, so that he can continue with his one world religion.
commented 2016-12-13 14:13:26 -0500
“Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do….”
commented 2016-12-13 14:04:08 -0500
The response by a priest is not surprising given pope francis’ near grovelling to Islaam.
commented 2016-12-13 13:34:03 -0500
Christians have GOT to start taking a STANDNOW! I saw a church sign the other day stating…Jesus was a refugee. What a crock! If you are involved in a church that accepts muslims…get out! muslims refer to Jesus as a prophet not the Son of the Living God. By saying that, they deny the diety of Christ. When you deny that…it’s called ANTICHRIST. Read the quran…they are mocking us and stealing from us! They rape the women and if we continue to give them everything they will KILL US. Islamophobia? Not at all…simply a realist and we’ll educated to this cult full of demon possessed inbred animals!
commented 2016-12-13 13:18:14 -0500
50 years ago we used hear jokes about Italian Tanks having one forward gear and four reverse gears. I believe they were jokes!
commented 2016-12-13 12:56:08 -0500
Well, its time to take down the cross on top of the church, stop the ringing of the bells, and remove any reference or indication of the church being a church on the chance that a Muslim might see or hear anything from another religion and, of course, be offended.

But please, no complaints about the 5:00 AM call to Muslim prayers, the towers shooting up in the sky with the half moon for all to see, or Sharia enforcement patrols around mosques.


What a complete moron (in the clinical sense of the word).
commented 2016-12-13 12:49:03 -0500
The best way to stop this idiocy is quite simple.

Remove the Muslims from the scene and the problem will be gone.

Perhaps removing Islamic sympathizers would also help.
commented 2016-12-13 12:12:17 -0500
I think he has fear but it isn’t about politically correct sensitivities, he doesn’t want his church burned down or a jihad terror attack during mass.

Peace be upon you father dhimmi
commented 2016-12-13 11:36:33 -0500
Defrock this priest. He doesn’t deserves even to be near any church, he’s not a priest he’s a personification of evil.
commented 2016-12-13 11:31:30 -0500
Que Sera, Sera, Whatever will be, will be The future’s not ours, to see Que Sera, Sera What will be, will be.

commented 2016-12-13 11:28:06 -0500
Spineless Christians do as much to weaken Christianity as Islamist extremists.

Grow some backbone, fellow Christians!
commented 2016-12-13 11:22:54 -0500
So sick of this muslim bullshit
commented 2016-12-13 11:11:36 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,422 Attacks, 207,753 Killed, 290,954 Injured that we know of.
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