Fundie Guerrilla Theater at the Supreme Court

Fundie Guerrilla Theater at the Supreme Court December 3, 2011

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the mythical War on Christmas has begun, the wingnuts are gearing up for a little guerrilla theater at the U.S. Supreme Court, putting on a live nativity scene to do … well, something.

The display is part of “The Nativity Project” which is a nationwide campaign to share the message of Christmas and also to confront the erosion and hostility toward public expressions of faith especially during the Christmas Season.

The Nativity Scene, sponsored by Faith and Action and The Christian Defense Coalition, will be held on Wednesday, November 30 at 10:30 A.M.

The groups will meet at 109 2nd Street NE (right behind the Supreme Court) at 10:30 A.M., then have a processional with the live animals and actors, in front of the Supreme Court and past the U.S. Capitol Building which will end back at 109 2nd Street.

The “Live Nativity Scene” expects to be on the public sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court around 11:00 A.M.

I’m sure that will be very effective. At something. Probably raising funds.

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  • blorf

    How would they respond if a counter march of Santas shadowed them?

  • “…we are loudly proclaiming the powerful message of Christmas.”

    Phrases like this always puzzle me. If the message is so powerful, let it speak for itself.

  • Randomfactor

    Met by cops in riot gear and pepper spray, right?

    What? Why not?

  • D. C. Sessions

    I’m still looking forward to the one with a little squid in the manger.

    Hanging reindeer is a great holiday tradition around here, but it’s time to do a better job on the whole “nativity” thing.

  • regexp

    What were the founding fathers doing on December 25th during their time? Going to work since it was a relatively minor religious holiday at the time.

  • uzza

    “The fact that we have been granted a permit to hold this ‘Live Nativity Scene’ in front of the Supreme Court ensures the right for every American to set up these public displays”

    Gee, I thought the Constitution ensured that.

  • Aliasalpha

    I say counter guerrilla theater with gorilla theatre. A bunch of people dressed up as apes putting on a performance about evolution, perhaps an opera

  • N. Nescio

    Nuts to a living nativity scene – burn the goat.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A4vle_goat

  • matty1

    So that’s what ‘GOATS ON FIRE!!!’ means

  • raven

    This seems to be more of the fundie’s program to irritate normal people and destroy their religion.

    AFAIK, most people have long ago gotten tired of their constant whining about nothing much.

    And oh yeah. Happy Holidays!!! Happy Holidays!!! Happy Holidays!!!

  • jamessweet

    Pamela Anderson is playing Mary, right?

  • Doug Little

    Ed, you really need to start quoting wingnuts using a suitable font, similar to what PZ does. That passage just screams Comic Sans.

  • I hope they show up dressed as rabbits and chicks for Easter.

  • Doug Little

    Pamela Anderson is playing Mary, right?

    Reminds me of the Curb your Enthusiasm episode Mary, Joseph and Larry

  • Aquaria

    I hope they show up dressed as rabbits and chicks for Easter.

    The surrealism of them dressed up in such cute outfits while foaming at the mouth about all the things that piss these idiots off (and it seems to be everything!) might make for a good horror show.

    Besides, these people are way behind the curve. Michael Moore already put on a show like this, in his Bravo series, The Awful Truth skit, A Cheaper Way to Conduct a Witch Hunt

  • Reading this story, all I can say is: Sweet! Go for it, guys. Seriously. I think the fact that in today’s civilized and advanced world it’s cute and endearing that some people have preserved the tribal folklore of a Bronze Age war band and their military political demise at the hands of Rome. It’s also quaint how in the old days, people were so ignorant as to think superimposing their myths onto the already celebrated holidays of northern latitudes (the Palestinian area and similar geographical areas tend not to emphasize the solstices as much as the change isn’t as noticeable) can actually make their claims true.

    Yes, I know these dumb shits actually believe this crap, but let’s approach it as though nobody was so stupid. I think if we all clap our hands and laugh at what people believed 2000 years ago, we can accomplish more than outright hostility or direct mockery. Still, I like some of the other ideas here. Maybe we could get a bunch of people dressed as Santa to protest “Rudolf is the Reason for the Season?”

  • Phillip IV

    Oh no, they’re going to get arrested! I read on WND that nativity scenes have been declared illegal because they offend gay people!

  • Doug Little

    Oh no, they’re going to get arrested! I read on WND that nativity scenes have been declared illegal because they offend gay people!

    Ahhh the power of the gay. I don’t want to do it but there’s been an internet meme going around so here goes.

    The power of the gay > god.

    There it’s done.

  • chilidog99

    I wonder if anyone will point out to them the bas relief sculpture of Mohammed on the wall?

  • sunsangnim

    Doug Little beat me to it. When I saw “live nativity” all I could think of was Larry David fighting with Joseph. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find that clip, but this one is great too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRYtFJKavNU

  • peterh

    “…to share the their singularly narrow and exclusionary message of Christmas…”

    It’s fixed now.