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Zombie Nativity Scene Draws $500 A Day Fine From Town As Christian Protesters Descend

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For the second time in as many years, Ohio man Jasen Dixon, who manages the “13 Rooms of Doom” haunted house, is under fire from local authorities and the town’s Christians for setting up a zombie nativity scene. The scene depicts the undead worshipping a zombie baby Jesus.

He was ordered to take it down last year, and decided to disobey orders.

 

Dixon needed a permit for the morbid milieu but Sycamore Township officials denied his request for one; now he faces a fine of $500 per day for every day he leaves it up.

He had anticipated the rejection and had begun crowdsourcing donations to pay the initial fee. Now he is striking a note of defiance:

Dixon wrote on his Facebook page last Friday: “We were going to take it down, decided to leave it up, all the lights are re-hooked and open for business just no roof. Let’s see what happens.”
Local authorities claim his zombie nativity scene violates the town’s zoning code by taking up more than 35 percent of his front yard. Dixon believes they received pressure from the town’s Christian community, which dislikes the zombie theme.
“I got all the paperwork and how it was wrote out, and it says as long as it’s not over 200-square -foot that I can have it without a permit, and it’s about 65 square foot,” he asserts.
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