EASTER BUNNY EXPELLED
Catalyst May Issue 2006
Tyrone Terrill, the human rights director at St. Paul City Hall in Minnesota, evicted a toy rabbit, colored eggs and a sign with the words “Happy Easter” from the premises. The display, which was in the lobby of the municipal building, was expelled on the grounds that the Easter Bunny might offend non-Christians.
Bill Donohue’s response was picked up by national media outlets:
“We are sending Tyrone Terrill the ‘Supreme Bunny Suit’ from buycostumes.com. The adult-sized suit includes ‘a faux white fur bunny suit with attached tail, black velcro closure, a pair of mitts, shoe covers with velcro straps, and a full over-the-head character mask’; expected date of delivery is Monday.
“It is our hope that once Tyrone dons the costume, he will realize that even non-Christians are not offended. And we urge him to read and digest a copy of the First Amendment, preferably while munching on some rancid carrots.”
We are delighted to note that our actions inspired many Christians in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to flood the lobby of the building with all kinds of Easter gifts.
No word from Tyrone on whether the suit fits.