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Festivus pole to go up in
Florida Capitol rotunda

Sun-Sentinel [Ft. Lauderdale, FL], by Jim Turner

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Posted By:MissMolly, 12/10/2013 11:00:25 AM

TALLAHASSEE —A nearly 6-foot-tall "Festivus" pole made from empty beer cans will be put up in the Florida Capitol this week as a not-so-subtle protest to the recent placement of a Christmas nativity scene. The mock monument will be erected most likely on Wednesday in the same first-floor rotunda as a nativity scene depicting the birth of Jesus Christ put up last week by the Florida Prayer Network. "I still chuckle, I literally can´t believe there will be a pile of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans in the state rotunda," said Chaz Stevens, a Deerfield Beach resident who applied to the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: William1, 12/10/2013 11:14:55 AM     (No. 9648095)

What a mockery. Courtesy of government, no less. This is pure evil with a smiley face.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 12/10/2013 11:18:09 AM     (No. 9648103)

It´s pure bigotry.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 12/10/2013 11:24:17 AM     (No. 9648115)

Yeah, all big fun. Beer cans in official offices. Hilarious.

It´s not about being "fair". It´s about making fun of the spirituality and goodness of Christmas. It always has been.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/10/2013 11:28:50 AM     (No. 9648125)

I am enraged over this. Rick Scott, knock it down. The faith of millions of Florida Christians is being MOCKED.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: avikingman, 12/10/2013 11:34:26 AM     (No. 9648139)

Puerile and ignorant.
Absence of wisdom.

Ignore at one´s peril.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 12/10/2013 11:39:04 AM     (No. 9648142)

I know what a nativity scene is depicting. What are the beer cans depicting, all I can figure is its depicting hateful people that are not very bright.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: msjena, 12/10/2013 11:41:40 AM     (No. 9648149)

Florida does not have to allow this. There is no question that "Festivus" is not a religion.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/10/2013 12:14:40 PM     (No. 9648228)

Self serving nonsense. Sadly, this is further evidence of the narcissism of our society.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Magic8Ball, 12/10/2013 12:28:20 PM     (No. 9648253)

A Festivus Pole made of BEER CANS?

I certainly will include this in my Airing of Grievences!

Outrageous!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/10/2013 12:37:56 PM     (No. 9648270)

Other people´s religion often looks silly.

This display, while it may contain an element of mockery, serves an important purpose.

Freedom of religion MUST be allowed even when it looks silly to non-believers.

Much the same as ´Freedom of Speech´ is designed to protect UNPOPULAR speech.

Get over the foolishness and try to see this as a victory for freedom of religion.

Leftist/Atheists would really prefer to outlaw all of this.

Silliness,in this case, serves a good purpose.

Think about it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: HPmatt, 12/10/2013 1:47:14 PM     (No. 9648385)

Seinfeld is not a religion.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

There shall be no State-sponsored religion.

It does not say there s/b separation of church and state - that is bunk inserted later by SCOTUS.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/10/2013 2:49:00 PM     (No. 9648467)

Forbidding Christmas is not an indication the rest of us will celebrate Festivius. Any one have a square to spare?


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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/10/2013 10:14:50 PM     (No. 9648914)

I think it´s disrespectful with beer cans, but then again, Islam is worse.

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