Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Have Yourself a Merry F'ing Christmas

An "anti-religious" protestor set himself on fire on Friday, December 22nd to protest the San Joaquin Valley School district's decision to change the names of winter and spring breaks to Christmas and Easter vacations.

The man whose name was not released doused himself with a flammable liquid and set fire to himself in front of the town square's Liberty Bell, where public events and demonstrations are common.

The unidentified man, draped in an American flag, first set fire to a Christmas tree he stood near. When Sheriff's Deputy Lance Ferguson saw the flames, he grabbed a fire extinguisher and raced toward the man.

As the deputy approached, the man poured the liquid over his head and quickly burst into flames, as the fumes from the gas met the flames from the tree.

The deputy ordered the man to drop to the ground as he sprayed him with fire extinguishers.

"The man stood there like this," the deputy said with his arms across his chest and his head bent down, "Saying no, no, no."

The man suffered first degree burns on his shoulders and arms, Milam said.

Kern County Sheriff's Deputy John Leyendecker said the man had a sign that read: "(expletive) the religious establishment and KHSD."

On Thursday, the Kern High School Board of Trustees voted to use the names Christmas and Easter instead of winter and spring breaks.

Allah pundit has some great pictures and some better questions...

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