"Awesome WTF Art Historical-esque ad!" A New Zealand church unveiled what some are calling a highly controversial billboard showing the Virgin Mary holding a positive pregnancy test.
Defending the poster, the vicar, the Rev Glynn Cardy, said: "Although the make-believe of Christmas is enjoyable, with tinsel, Santa, reindeer and carols, there are also some realities. It’s about a real pregnancy, a real mother and a real child. It’s about real anxiety, courage and hope. Mary was unmarried, young and poor. She was certainly not the first woman in this situation or the last." One of the suggested captions reads, "If I say I'm a virgin, mum and dad won't kill me." Classic Renaissance painting ♥.