Florida: Atheist Sets up Anti-Trump Festivus Pole Near Nativity Scene

Veronica Neffinger | iBelieve Contributor | Friday, December 2, 2016

Florida: Atheist Sets up Anti-Trump Festivus Pole Near Nativity Scene

An atheist has erected an anti-Trump Festivus pole near a nativity scene as a form of protest.

The Huffington Post reports that Florida resident Chaz Stevens erected theFestivus pole on city property in Deerfield Beach.

Festivus is a secular holiday. It originated on the TV comedy show "Seinfeld" and is celebrated on December 23. It’s signature item is the Festivus pole.

Stevens’ pole serves two purposes: to mock Trump and to mock Christmas.

He therefore placed the pole near a nativity scene and decorated it with a “Make America Great Again” hat with a large safety pin through it.

“Wrapped with an upside-down American flag (acknowledging the majority of Americans who didn’t vote for the Pumpkin In Chief), this year’s pole is shorter, a shout-out to Donald’s tiny hands,” Stevens explained. “We’ve donned Distresstivus with the infamous Make America Great Again red cap, and fastened it all together with a big ol’ safety pin.”  

Stevens has also applied for a permit so he can eventually burn the display.

Stevens has erected other Festivus displays in past years. This year, he is placing a pole in Delray Beach as well as the one in Deerfield Beach.


Publication date: December 2, 2016

Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.