No Room in the Crib


Officials in the Library in Memphis ordered the removal from the Crib display there of some figures it had deemed (on ‘politically-correct’ grounds, we presume) inappropriate.  Perhaps someone had objected to the deification of a child born out of wedlock, the public flaunting of his parents, the prominence offered to strangely-dressed travellers – perhaps illegal immigrants.  The infant Jesus, his mother, St Joseph and the three Wise Men were taken away. 

There are Dervishes everywhere!

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