Legal action? Seriously? So much for freedom of expression. This guy’s right: if this had been a traditional Nativity scene, nobody would have said a peep about it. If you’re so offended by this that you feel the need to threaten someone, maybe you should take a moment to examine why that is. Surely your faith and your religion is strong enough to withstand some satire…? If not, you’re no better than the Muslims who flip their wigs when someone draws Mohammed.
But just days after WXIX spoke to Dixon, Sycamore Township township ordered him to take it down or face legal action. Town officials claimed that Dixon was breaking the rules with a structure on the front side of his yard, and a display that took up more than 35 percent of the area.
But Dixon said that he wasn’t buying the explanation. “I’ve lived here for 15 years and I’ve never had a violation of any kind,” he insisted. “It’s a holiday decoration. I know if it was a real pretty nativity scene they wouldn’t be saying anything.”