This is a picture of the Nativity Scene at the Good Shepherd Church
in Lebanon, PA.
Last night, Mia and her Dance Troupe performed dances from the Nut Cracker
as part of their Christmas Program.
They do it every year for Charity.
This year, the Church leaders decided they could not include the
The reasons were political...
I am flabbergasted (and incensed) at this decision.
The Ballet was first performed Dec. 18, 1892.
I never thought of it as having any religious connotations.
If anything, I feel it honors other lands and cultures.
Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Danish and Arabian
cultures are represented as the flavors of Christmas.
Chocolate, Tea, Candy-cane, Marzipan, Coffee.
I am not sure what sect this Church is,
but its narrow-minded and absurd discrimination
is exactly why I am leery of organized religious groups.
Nevertheless, the Nativity was beautiful,
and I made my sweaty ballerina pose in front of it.
May Love conquer All.