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Ohio Couple Told To Remove Zombie Nativity Scene

Postby toucana on December 8th, 2015, 2:19 pm 

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Undead nativity - Ohio

An Ohio couple have been ordered to remove a zombie themed nativity scene from their front garden after local zoning officials and religious groups took offence.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/08/us/zombie-nativity-scene-cincinnati.html

Jasen and Amanda Dixon built the first version of their unconventional nativity display a year ago in Sycamore Township Cincinatti as a publicity stunt to publicise a haunted house attraction they were running nearby.

The composition includes undead wise men, mother Mary, and a razor-fanged zombie baby Jesus in the straw manger, with a sinister version of 'Silent Night' playing over a sound system. At night rainbow-coloured lights showcase the scene

The problems began last year when local officials said the couple did not have a permit to construct the spooky display. Ms. Dixon said that they thought they were in compliance this year. But their permit application was declined, and she said they could face a fee of $500 a day.

As word of the structure spread — and supporters made the point that, technically, Jesus rose from the dead — a local religious group dropped a pamphlet at the zombie baby Jesus’ feet.

“God frowns upon this manger scene,” the pamphlet read. “Jesus has supreme power over death and evil; he is not a zombie.”
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Re: Ohio Couple Told To Remove Zombie Nativity Scene

Postby Watson on December 8th, 2015, 3:04 pm 

Does everyone need a permit for their nativity displays? And since when is bad taste illegal?
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Re: Ohio Couple Told To Remove Zombie Nativity Scene

Postby Braininvat on December 8th, 2015, 3:27 pm 

When I find myself in times of trouble,
Zombie Mary comes to me,
eating brains and groaning,
"Arghhhuheeee, arghhuheeeee!"
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Re: Ohio Couple Told To Remove Zombie Nativity Scene

Postby wolfhnd on December 8th, 2015, 8:38 pm 

Maybe we are on our way to outlawing hate speech :-)
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