A rainbow-striped Festivus pole, inspired by the TV show Seinfeld’s fictional holiday, has been the most prominent sign of the season at a Florida Capitol.
The Capitol’s religious wars are almost over after three years of conflict between groups that support a Nativity scene and atheists, Satanists, and others who believe in a flying spaghetti monster.
The Festivus pole is the only visible display in this scene, which is a mix-up of O. Henry’s Gift of the Magi themes and those on the Florida Man twitter feed.
“Celebrate diversity. Celebrate inclusiveness. Celebrate inclusion.
He added, “This is an ode towards the separation of state and church.”
It was built using Pabst Blue Ribbon beer containers, just down the hall of Gov. Rick Scott’s office has been promoting Stevens’ Festivus pole, which is now receiving more attention.
The six-foot long pole, wrapped in rainbow and gay pride colors, and decorated with a disco ball, will be displayed in Oklahoma. Stevens stated that he also expects them to be up in Georgia, Illinois and Michigan, as well as New Mexico.