Group pe­ti­tions GA of­fi­cials to erect ‘Gay Pride Fes­tivus Pole’

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A free speech group that fo­cuses on LGBT rights has re­port­edly pe­ti­tioned state au­thor­i­ties to erect a “Gay Pride Fes­tivus Pole” at the State Capi­tol.

The AJC re­ports that the pole is 6’ 6” tall, painted with pur­ple glit­ter and rain­bow colors and topped with a disco ball. If you think it’s far­fetched that this will get ap­proved, think again. The pole has al­ready been dis­played at the Florida State Capi­tol and was re­cently ap­proved by of­fi­cials in Ok­la­homa.

“Why Ge­or­gia? Really? Why not, given Ge­or­gia’s his­tor­i­cal tol­er­ance for dif­fer­ing views (wink),” Hu­man­ity Fund di­rec­tor Chaz Stevens wrote the to the At­lanta Jour­nal-Con­sti­tu­tion in an email. “If any­one in the South could use an erec­tion, it’s those Con­fed­er­ate flag wav­ing lunkheads.”

Fes­tivus was of course in­tro­duced to the masses on “Se­in­feld.” The fic­tional hol­i­day is cel­e­brated on Dec. 23 and is a sec­u­lar al­ter­na­tive to the com­mer­cial­ism of the Christ­mas sea­son that in­cludes a fam­ily din­ner where cel­e­brants take part in an “air­ing of griev­ances” fol­lowed by a “feats of strength” con­test.

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Chaz Stevens, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of The Hu­man­ity Fund, is on a cru­sade to erect gay ‘Fes­tivus Poles’ na­tion­wide. (Screecap im­age)

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