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Gov. Rick Scott allows ‘militant atheist’ to erect beer can Festivus pole at Florida Capitol

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Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) office has approved the request of a self-proclaimed “militant atheist” to install an 8-foot-tall Festivus pole made of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans in the Florida State Capitol building.

According to Tamarac Talk, Deerfield Beach resident Chaz Stevens asked for permission to honor the holiday created by the television show Seinfield after learning that there was a Christian nativity manger and a Three Wise Men display.

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“I figured one ridiculous act required another,” Stevens noted.

After the activist forced Deerfield Beach to allow him to erect his pole outside the main fire station last year, the city voted to ban all religious displays.

Stevens plans to install the pole at the Capitol building on Wednesday.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was also forced to approve a Festivus pole for his state’s Capitol building this year.

Watch this video of the making of Stevens’ Festivus poll, filmed in 2012.

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Listen to this report from WFSU, broadcast Dec. 6, 2013.

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