We’re thinking the State of Illinois is long overdue an erection!

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It’s stories like this, “Nativity Scene Returns to Illinois State Capitol Rotunda for the Sixth Year,” that catches our attention.

Springfield, IL – At noon on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the Springfield Nativity Scene Committee (SNSC) will unveil its annual display depicting the newborn Christ Child, lying in a manger inside a handcrafted wooden stable. For the sixth year in a row, the crèche will stand in the center of the Illinois State Capitol Rotunda, next to the Governor’s “Holiday Tree.” The Capitol building is located at South 2nd Street & East Capitol Avenue in Springfield, IL. From noon until 1 p.m. on December 3rd, the SNSC will host a celebration in honor of the true meaning of Christmas, which is not only a secular “holiday” but is also, more importantly, a Christian holy day honoring the birth of Jesus Christ.

So, in response, we’ve asked the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office permission to erect a Gay Pride Festivus Pole.

via email


My name is Chaz Stevens, Executive Director of The Humanity Fund.

I am seeking information regarding installation of our 2015 Gay Pride Festivus Pole inside the Illinois State Capitol rotunda.  We’d like the pole’s erection to near the Baby Jesus … as you never know, the little one might want to dance the night away!

The 2015 Gay Pride Festivus Pole is approximately 6’6” tall, painted with purple-glitter, covered in the rainbow colors of diversity, and topped with an 8” disco ball.  

There are no moving parts, no power requirements, but plenty of opportunities to air one’s grievances.

I’m including a couple of links to get you up to speed, just in case you dialed in from another galaxy (here, here, here, here, and here).

And, for your edification, here are a few pictures of the pole in action.

Yeah, it’s pretty gay looking! Ain’t that the coolest?

I’m expecting my application to be accepted in short order, otherwise I’m gonna have some problems with you people!


Happy Festivus, see you soon!

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