Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Season’s Grievances

They’re going all in for the holidays in Tallahassee.

Chaz Stevens, a Deerfield Beach resident, made a Festivus pole from Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans and applied to have it displayed in the state capitol. Festivus was established on “Seinfeld” as a way to protest the commercial nature of Christmas, and the holiday’s traditions include displaying a Festivus pole and an “Airing of Grievances” with friends and family.

Stevens applied to display the Festivus pole because he wanted to make a political statement about separation of church and state after learning that there would be a nativity scene at the capitol, according to the News Service of Florida.

“I still chuckle, I literally can’t believe there will be a pile of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in the state rotunda,” Stevens said.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group based in Madison, Wisc., also applied for a secular display in the Rotunda. The group has placed a banner in the capitol that reads, “At this season of the Winter Solstice, we celebrate the Birth of the Unconquered Sun — the TRUE reason for the season.”

Let the griping commence.

3 barks and woofs on “Season’s Grievances

  1. The Satanists want to put up a display in Oklahoma City next to the Ten Commandments the OK Legislature allowed at the courthouse. And they may well win their case.

    Have I missed it, or are you going to put up your “Axial Tilting” church sign this year?

  2. There is something great to be said about peoples sense of humor. The holidays bring out the fun on both sides of the issue. lol

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