Snowman Adoring Jesus

A county in Florida wants to have their traditional creche display, but must comply with constitutional rules, after all. So they’™re going to put a snowman in the scene. It’™s supposed to be the middle east, right? Wouldn’™t the darn thing melt?

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

Bigfoot Only in Florida, right?

In DeFuniak Springs, FL, they’™ve got a creche at the courthouse. For all you atheists, a creche is that arrangement of figures centered around the adoration of the baby Jesus. You’™ve got the holy family there, Mary and Joseph, some shepherds who’™ve seen the signs in the skies that a savior is born, and those wise men bringing gifts to Jesus. (I’™m sure Jesus would have preferred a furby or a playstation over Myrrh, whatever that is. Heck, give the boy a hoola hoop or something.) This year’™s creche is going to include a snowman. Yes, a snowman adoring the baby Jesus.

From the Northwest Florida Daily News:

The annual Nativity creche on the Walton County Courthouse lawn will look a little different this year.

The County Commission decided this week to include secular items such as a snowman to the display after Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent the county a letter in July claiming that the creche is unconstitutional.

. . .

In the letter to the county that included wording from one of the rulings, Americans United stated that by displaying only the Nativity creche, ‘œWalton County has endorsed Christianity, improperly conveying the message to ‘nonadherents that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community, and an accompanying message that they are insiders, favored members of the political community.’™ ‘

I hate to clue them in, but snowmen are inanimate things. They cannot adore the Christ child. They don’™t have brains. Besides, Jesus was born in the Middle East, and any snowman traveling there to pay homage would surely melt, and we don’™t want to have children crying over a melted snowman, do we? I’™d suggest putting a yeti in there instead, or something like that. An abominable snowman, if you were. Imagine! You could say it came all the way from the Himalayas or something, a long way to see and honor the Prince of Peace. That would be IMPRESSIVE!

Friday, November 30th, 2007 by Richard Blair |

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