Tampon Nativity Scene Is A Hit – OpEd


“Have a holly, jolly, bloody good Christmas with these tampon crafts.” That’s the opening line 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 web designer is, there are also guidelines on how to make a menorah out of tampons.

Bill Donohue
Bill Donohue

The tampon nativity scene, which has been around for several years, is the source of much humor this year. NPR likes it so much that one of its correspondents asked Martha Stewart about it. Some bloggers love it so much they can hardly contain themselves. It is so popular with social media addicts that over 21,000 Facebook users are already on board. Indeed, as a measure of how popular tamponcrafts.com is this Christmas season, it is currently posting a 92 percent Social Media Impact score.

In any event, American Atheists and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have not said whether they would sue a municipal government that displayed a tampon nativity scene on public property. My guess is they would fund it.

William Donohue

William Donohue is the current president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States, and has held that position since 1993.

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