Readers responded to a story about Chaz Stevens of Deerfield Beach, who fought to set up a sitcom-inspired Festivus pole in the state capitol. His stated intent: to make a point about the need for a separation between church and state.
Teresa Ross: I believe this to be a symbol that freedom of speech is alive and well in the United States. THIS shows that we CAN all worship and celebrate the way we want to in AMERICA. Others around the world are not so lucky.
Glo DeWiccan: Sounds like so far they’re playing by the rules allowing all religions equal access. It would be interesting though if, as he mentions, some Santeria practitioner wants to stab a bird on the capitol steps.
Walt Crompton: I totally support him. Amazing how people who want to be able to setup their religious themed displays (nativity) are so quick to condemn others for wanting to do the same.
John Russell: Actually I believe he stole the Festivus pole idea from the TV show ‘Seinfeld.’
April Davila Burson: I find his lack of respect for my holiday “grossly offends” me and I hope he was cited for littering with his stupid beer cans. If you don’t like that we can worship and celebrate the way we want to in AMERICA … GTFO! We don’t want you. Some people are so miserable in their own pathetic lives that they have to suck the joy from others. Get a life!