A California Methodist Church is stirring conversation with its nativity scene this year, which depicts the Holy Family as detained migrants, ABC 7 reported.
Claremont United Methodist Church's nativity shows Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus held in separate cages, a clear reference to the thousands of migrant children who were separated from their parents at the US border under President Donald Trump.
The baby Jesus in the scene is even wrapped in a silver Mylar blanket, which detainees at such facilities have often been pictured sleeping in.
The Bible tells the story about how the Holy Family fled Jerusalem for Egypt after Joseph had a premonition that King Herod would kill Jesus.
Many on Facebook were angered by the political overtones of the scene.