Zombie nativity scene scares up controversy at Ohio home

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SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, Ohio– A man’s nativity scene, which features Jesus, Mary and Joseph as zombies, is turning heads and causing controversy in an Ohio town.

It’s the second year that Jasen Dixon put up the display in his yard in Sycamore Township. He said some people love it and some people hate it. His father is one of the people who hates it, but others drive by and give him a thumbs up.

Dixon told FOX 19, “I wanted a nativity scene. I had been talking about the zombie-themed nativity scene for a long time.”

Last year, he had to take down the display because he didn’t have a permit; this year, he was told the nativity scene couldn’t be up because it violated zoning code.

Dixon told WKRC that he isn’t buying that.  “I think it’s the theme. It just rubs people the wrong way and it puts the spotlight on me. That’s why they’re coming down so hard on me.”

He faces a $500 fine for every day the nativity scene stays up.