TAMPON NATIVITY SCENE IS A HIT
Catalyst January/February Issue 2013
“Have a holly, jolly, bloody good Christmas with these tampon crafts.” That was on the homepage of tamponcrafts.com: the website offers instructions on how to construct nativity scenes out of tampons, including Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the Three Wise Men. Indeed, it advises the reader to “Gather ‘round the manger for the Christmas Miracle. These three kings come bearing gold, frankincense, and…fresh-scented feminine hygiene products.” To show how inclusive the designer is, there were also guidelines on how to make a menorah out of tampons.
The tampon nativity scene, which has been around for several years, was the source of much humor this year. NPR liked it so much that one of its correspondents asked Martha Stewart about it. Some bloggers loved it so much they could hardly contain themselves. Indeed, the site’s Facebook page had almost 21,000 “likes.”
In any event, American Atheists and the Freedom From Religion Foundation did not say whether they would sue a municipal government that displayed a tampon nativity scene on public property. Our guess is they would fund it.