The Zombie Nativity Scene has made it to Snopes. I reckon there were some people who doubted that the controversial exhibit was enjoying its final run this season and needed to fact-check it. I don’t know why; I mean, I told you all last week that it was official, that the ZNS wouldn’t be back next Christmas. You don’t need Snopes if you’ve got me. If you read it here, it’s gospel, baby.
We must celebrate the attraction, though, and praise owner Jasen Dixon. I admire the way he took a stand for his rights to freedom of expression and defied the city council of Sycamore Township, Ohio (outside of Cincinnati) when they decided to try to shut him down–illegally, I might add. They heaped fine after fine on him, made threats. But he took them to court and he won. Last year the city council didn’t even try to shut down the attraction. They haven’t uttered a peep this year, either, though I’m sure they are quietly celebrating the news that Dixon won’t put the zombies out again next year. One councilman was quoted as saying that it wasn’t worth the time and cost involved for them to try to fight the display. Yeah! Who says you can’t fight City Hall? Dixon did. And City hall backed down. Take that, zombie-haters! You should know better than to think you could legislate zombie behavior. Zombies don’t give a rip about your rules, your codes, and your laws. Zombies will not be constrained!