VALENCIA, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- A Jesus doll that quotes the Bible at the push of a button goes on sale in June, centerpiece of the Messengers of Faith collection for "the inspirational market."
Also part of the series are Barbie-size Moses, David and Virgin Mary dolls, being developed by the Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co. in Valencia, Calf., which already markets a teddy bear that sings "Jesus Loves Me."
"It's been on my heart to do these for at least three or four years," said the company's founder and executive officer, David Socha. "We are targeting the inspirational market, to do good things for children, something that adds to their quality of life and doesn't corrupt their minds. Our company has always created very conservative products."
The dolls' creators believe the market is ready for the 12-inch posable toys and will spark a forum for discussions in households about God and faith, the Los Angeles Daily News said Friday.