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In protest, Festivus pole put up at Fla. Capitol

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Updated: 12/11/2013 3:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - To protest a Nativity scene, a Florida man has put up a Festivus pole with beer cans at the state Capitol.

Chaz Stevens admits the pole is ridiculous, but he opposes religious displays in government buildings. And if a Nativity scene is allowed, he says a Festivus pole should be as well.

Festivus is a non-secular holiday. It was created in an episode of "Seinfeld" to protest the commercialism of Christmas.

Pam Olsen organized the Nativity display. She told Stevens she welcomes his decision to exercise his right to free speech, but a plain aluminum pole would have been more appropriate rather than Stevens' beer can version. In the television show, the Costanzas use a plain pole.

A Festivus pole was also put up in the Wisconsin Capitol.
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Truthseeker - 12/17/2013 4:51 AM
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Chaz Stevens is a shining example of how childish and ignorant the people of this country have become.
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