January 15, 2009

The Christian God Doesn't Like Themed Zoo Exhibits, Apparently

The Kansas City Zoo has received a complaint about Buddha statues in an Asian-themed area.

David Engle, of Overland Park, Kan., complained after visiting the zoo on Sunday. He said it's "phenomenal to me" that the zoo would put up two smiling statues of Buddha when "we can't have a cross or a nativity scene on public property." Engle, who said he is Christian, called the statues idolatry and "infuriating to God."

Despite being a cry baby and a hypocrite Engle has completely missed the point. Religious things are allowed on public property, For instance in museums, historical exhibits and, In this case, A themed zoo exhibition featuring animals indigenous to Asia. What isn't allowed is the promotion of religion.


  1. I may be wrong about this, but from what I can find online, the Kansas City zoo is NOT publicly owned. They can erect a crucifix with L. Ron Hubbard nailed to it if they like, and nobody can say a word.

  2. I like your tag for this post, Matt. Hypocrites.