Baby scan ‘Jesus’ has message for Christmas

A poster showing an ultrasound scan of “the baby Jesus” with a halo is being circulated by church leaders in protest about the commercialism of Christmas.

The poster will feature on billboards at bus stops and shopping centres in Glasgow and across west Scotland. It is part of a UK campaign by Protestant churches to reinforce the spiritual meaning of Christmas.

The imagery has been adopted by John Knox Parish Church in Stewarton, Ayrshire, to promote festive services.

It has already been adopted by other parish churches across the country to promote festive religious events.

The poster was produced by ChurchAds.net, which is made up of representatives from the Church of England, Methodist, United Reformed and Baptist Churches.

A spokesman for the Church of Scotland said: “This is an ecumenical campaign designed to raise awareness of the true meaning of Christmas – that Jesus Christ was the Son Of God made man.

“There are no hidden messages or agendas in the simple image of an ultrasound scan of a baby in the womb designed to make people think of Jesus at this time of the year.

“It is on that basis the Church Of Scotland is happy for this to be used."

• Full story at the Glasgow Evening Times.