Can you envision a 300-pound statue of a 6-foot-high pink penis on display in a public park at Fort Lauderdale’s famed corner at Las Olas and A1A? Chaz Stevens can.
The rabble-rousing atheist from Boca Raton, a First Amendment activist with a long resume of poking fun at government officials who dare to ignore the separation of church and state, is at it again. Stevens, the same man who made headlines a decade ago after winning permission to put up a beer-can-themed Festivus pole at the state Capitol, is now seeking permission from Fort Lauderdale and eight other cities to erect a 6-foot-high custom-made penis statue at various local town squares.
So far, Stevens says he’s gotten a no from Deerfield Beach and a possible maybe from Fort Lauderdale.
Stevens is still waiting to hear from seven other cities, including Miami Beach, Wilton Manors, Hallandale Beach, Deerfield Beach, Margate, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Baltimore. Stevens hopes to display his phallic statue on April 2 at Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Oceanside Park, where the city recently showcased a Christmas tree and menorah display.