Dispatches from the Creation Wars

A Festivus Pole in Illinois

A high school senior put up a Festivus pole next to a nativity display and the now-infamous FFRF sign at the state capitol in Springfield, Illinois, and it has led, ironically, to grievances being aired.

Funny, but nobody’s laughing much about the Festivus pole that popped up under the dome of the Illinois Capitol this week.

Not the people who set up the nearby nativity scene.

“I think it’s a mockery,” said Dan Zanoza, chairman of the Springfield Nativity Scene Committee.

There’s only one way to settle this: let the feats of strength begin!