Tonight’s monthly town council meeting at 7 pm promises lots of lively discussion.
On the agenda is a review of music for the upcoming Puddlegulch High Winter Dance, titled “Turn Up the Heat”; a vote on the formation of a new committee to form committees; and a discussion on the designation of the official sixpie recipe.
But the hot topic tonight regards the continued inclusion of Perry the Possum in the city’s “Live Holiday Baby Barn.”
Since its inception, the barn has housed a donkey, two sheep, a cow, and the humblest of animals, the opossum. But this year, Third Baptist Christ the Beloved Living Water Church has petitioned to draw the line on “civic religious corrosion.”
The scene was renamed from “Live Nativity” to “Live Holiday Baby Barn” in 2018 after a well-funded campaign by The Committee on Outrage on Behalf of Others at Douglas Presbyterian Church as a response to The Circle of the Blood Moon coven not being outraged enough.
Third Baptist has taken this opportunity to strike against any form of marsupial being included in the display — a long-held stance of the Baptists.
Both sides will be heard by the town council, after which a vote will be taken. The debate is expected to go late into the night.