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Ohio's Zombie Nativity Scene goes Viral

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  • #1105826

    Posole
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    Has anyone seen the viral story about the guy here in Ohio who put up a zombie nativity scene? He’s now being fined $500 per day, even though neither he nor anyone one else in his neighborhood was fined for similar displays just a few weeks ago during Halloween season.

    Zombie Nativity Scene in Ohio Draws $500 Fine as Protesters Descend

    Zombie Nativity

    #1105830
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    Didn’t he/someone do this last year also?

    #1105831
    spfld_expat
    spfld_expat
    Participant

    The zombie thing jumped the shark about 5 years ago.

    #1105834

    Ned23
    Participant

    The article says this is the second year in a row. Only this year he’s being fined.

    #1105836
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    That’s bullshit he’s being fined. People only champion religious freedom when it’s their own brand.

    #1105841
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    He’s now being fined $500 per day…

    I smell a GoFundMe campaign cooking…

    #1105860

    WJT
    Participant

    It would be great if he could prove that he was denied a permit due to some bulls*it reason(religious discrimination, etc.) and could sue the township.

    The zombie thing jumped the shark about 5 years ago.

    Given the declining membership, you could say the same thing about organized religion.

    #1105875
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    The zombie thing jumped the shark about 5 years ago.

    When The Walking Dead started?

    #1105884
    spfld_expat
    spfld_expat
    Participant

    Sure, that was peak-zombie craze.

    #1105888

    OneBagTravel
    Participant

    The zombie thing jumped the shark about 5 years ago.

    Agreed, along with Pirates and Ninjas.

    #1105889
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Sure, that was peak-zombie craze.

    I dunno… that show has only gotten more and more popular.

    I’m sure that plenty of horror/zombie fans are tired of the genre being abused, but the wider audience general public seems to continue to mindlessly lurch toward all forms of zombie-related media. Their numbers and herds only seem to get larger.

    #1105892
    lazyfish
    lazyfish
    Participant

    I think Easter is the appropriate Jesus/Zombie season.

    #1105929

    Ned23
    Participant

    The crux of his argument is that the city zoning code is inconsistent. It says in one place that if the display is under 200 square feet no permit is required. Then it says in another place for permit requirements that sites can’t take up more than 35% of the lawn space.

    #1105932
    Kilgore Trout
    Kilgore Trout
    Participant

    The crux of his argument is that the city zoning code is inconsistent. It says in one place that if the display is under 200 square feet no permit is required. Then it says in another place for permit requirements that sites can’t take up more than 35% of the lawn space.

    I don’t know that that’s inconsistent. If you had a large yard where 35% is greater than 200 sf, they limit you to 200 sf. If you have a small yard, 35% may end up being less than 200 sf. That’s how I interpret that. That said, it may not be clearlY written that way in the code, or is stated in separate sections that don’t reference each other.

    #1105935

    Eugene_C
    Participant

    Last I heard the township replied to his appeal citing the nativity roof as an “accessory structure” that is not permitted as part of the display. So, he removed the roof and is waiting to see if they continue to fine him. He has a crowdfunding page to help raise money for the fines.

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