The Columbia City Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lake City, Florida seems to have gone a little over the top in putting together a drive-thru nativity scene. Going beyond merely depicting Joseph, Mary and Jesus and maybe some wise men, they decided to include Herod’s slaughter of male babies as well.
According to the Bible, the Edict of Herod ordered the killing of all infant boys age 2 and under, in an attempt to weed out baby Jesus.
The Columbia City Church portrayed the slaughter– replacing babies with dolls– but parents say it still traumatized their kids.
Lake City Resident Jenny Williams describes her experience, “as we pulled up further, they were depicting decapitating babies and that happened to be on the side of the vehicle that my 2 year old was on and it was very traumatic for her she started crying and screaming because of the baby and it took me hours to calm her down.”
Wait till she grows up and reads the rest of the Bible, which contains story after story of slaughter and genocide, usually at the command of God. Of course, there is no evidence that any such slaughter by Herod ever took place.