In an attempt to help children understand the problems many people suffer in the world, Kinver Schools have altered their nativity plays to emphasise the plight of many who find themselves in a war-torn country having to struggle to survive.
The hard-hitting versions of the nativity will show how the couple have to escape their country under cover of darkness, cross borders without being seen and then seek lodgings in a place that is generally hostile to their cause.
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There have been calls to boycott the play due to the revelation that the woman in the story will be pregnant and the couple is unmarried.
This has angered church leaders who suggest that such a story is not suitable for primary children and is simply an example of how society is pandering to the liberals.
Another change to the classic tale replaces the three wise men with inspectors from the National Lottery investigating allegations of charity fraud.