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Gay Pride Festivus Pole erected in Georgia Capitol

Christmas is indeed a time of miracles. A rainbow-striped Festivus Pole celebrating Gay Pride was installed in the Georgia Capitol today. The six-foot shrine to the inner curmudgeon in all of us — it's really a cheeky effort to raise awareness about freedom of expression and the separation of church and state — was placed on the second floor of the Gold Dome around 2:30 p.m.
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?"Move over Baby Jesus, move over the 10 Commandments, here’s come a Gay Pride Festivus Pole," Chaz Stevens of the Humanity Fund, the Florida-based free-speech group that led the effort, said in a statement earlier today. "Enjoy the erection! And let’s get ready to air some Christian Wingnut Grievances."
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? The pole's erection almost didn't happen. Stevens said the person who was supposed to install the mirrorball-tipped political statement earlier today "got cold feet." 
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?A husband and wife brought by a placeholder version. According to the AJC's Greg Bluestein — who reports that some lawmakers took part in celebrating the occasion with a light-hearted airing of grievances — local writer George Chidi stepped up and lugged the pole you see above into the Capitol.
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? We will now just sit here and marvel at its beauty.  



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