In Cincinnati OH, there has been much controversy over a specific house that features a Nativity Scene that is viewed as either blasphemous and hilarious.
It is the Zombie Nativity.
The owner of this controversial showing of the birth of Christ is Jason Dixon. He has for the past 4 years been, literally, fighting city hall, neighborhood groups and the courts to keep his zombie nativity scene up and running. And it looks like 2017, will be the end of the road for this…interesting display.
Previous years, this display has been shut down or blocked because it isn’t “up to code” so this year Jason downsized the display, but that didn’t stop the protests.
“Last year they said I needed to file a permit and I did, and then I opened it up last Sunday night and by Monday they said my permit was denied,” Dixon told MTV News. “I called and they said it was because it was too tall… and they said I can’t have it in my front yard. They’re the ones who put me in the spotlight, but it’s just kind of a goofy holiday display. I’m not no redneck who’s gonna keep it up through February. I’ll take it down the day after the holidays.”
The reason it is coming down, there is a $500 a day fine being imposed on his household for the misdemeanor of it being displayed.
So the first assumption would be that Jason Dixon (and family who call their home “13 Rooms of Doom”) are atheists. To many’s surprise, that is not the case at all. They claim to be Christian, Catholic to be specific. They go to a Catholic Church and their kids are enrolled in a parochial school. . They just like the idea of their creation.
The body shop across the street from Jason’s house (which is run by church going people) seem to like it. But this is what the local Baptist Church has to say about it.
Even the local news is covering this controversy.
What do you think?