Ohio Township To Drop Case Against ‘Zombie Nativity’
A suburban Ohio township is dropping zoning charges against a man cited for his holiday “Zombie Nativity” scene.
Jasen Dixon’s display had ghoulish figures in place of the baby Jesus and others who would be in traditional Christmas Nativities.
Sycamore Township officials said he violated rules about an improper “accessory use” structure housing the nativity scene in his front yard.
Dixon was facing thousands of dollars in fines. His defense argued the township was trying to suppress his freedoms.
Township administrator Greg Bickford says that since the display has been taken down, there’s no need to spend taxpayer dollars continuing the litigation.
A Hamilton County judge had planned to rule March 15 on a motion to dismiss the case.