Zombie-themed nativities are riling critics by offering up an infamous twist on the traditional Christmas scene that depicts Jesus' birth, with Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs standing among those who find such displays blatantly offensive.
Dobbs called a zombie-themed nativity that was erected by an Ohio family both "insensitive" and an "obscenity" during a segment on his show on Thursday, saying that the individuals behind it should have, instead, considered going after Islam.
"It would be interesting to see if [they] had the guts to be anti-Muslim," Dobbs said.
Later on in the segment, he continued with this narrative.
"I think if you’re going to mock a religion, I’m thinking they should have chosen the Islamic religion to see what would happen," he said.
"Wouldn’t that have been, somewhat, a display of courage?"
But guest Andy Levy countered that he believes that "the beauty and strength of Christianity is that it can handle a little mockery like this" — a sentiment that Dobbs openly agreed with.
Watch the scene below:
As TheBlaze previously reported, the zombie nativity in question was erected for the second year in a row by Cincinnati-area homeowner Jasen Dixon. Instead of the traditional characters, Dixon’s nativity is populated with zombies, including a zombie baby Jesus.
Comedian Dennis Miller also went after the display this week, saying, “Hey, why don’t you try this with another faith, Jason Dixon?”
He added, "I’m gonna buy the VIP package at the end of the world ceremonies so I can watch God smack Jasen Dixon upside the head for this crap."
This, of course, isn't the only zombie-themed nativity making headlines, as NerdTalk Toys' founders Ashley Gojic and Justin Contre are planning to put a zombie nativity on the market come Christmas 2016.