The atheist activist responsible for placing a mock-holiday Festivus pole in the Florida Capitol wants to erect a new religious icon there next month: a giant Shinto phallus.
Chaz Stevens officially submitted his request for the “The 2016 Shinto Kanamara Matsuri (かなまら祭り) Festival of the Steel Phallus” on Monday with the Florida Department of Management Services, which is in charge of regulating and maintaining state buildings. Stevens wants the 6-foot phallus to stand in the state Capitol, where other religiously themed displays go, from April 1-4. The official day of the Japanese festival is April 3 this year.
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About The Author
Archbishop Chaz Stevens, of Mount Jab Church, is an American entrepreneur, journalist, and well-known human rights and constitutional activist, focusing on the separation of church and state.
Stevens, a former Fortune 500 technology developer, is also CEO of ESAD Int'l, a global organization that provides emotional support animal-related services.
For nearly the last two decades, Stevens has been prominently featured on countess worldwide media outlets.