According to a few local residents, a public park at the foot of Bute St. in Vancouver is evidently no place for a Device to Root Out Evil.
Well, obviously. A device to root out overly sensitive meddlesome Jeebus thumpers should have been installed there first.
The decision to remove the 25' steel, aluminum, and Venetian glass sculpture after 2 1/2 years was approved unanimously by Vancouver Park Board commissioners.
Artist Dennis Oppenheim "has denied any anti-religious design to his sculpture.
"Pointing a steeple into the ground directs it to hell as opposed to heaven," he told one interviewer. "It's a very simple gesture."
The Park Board should have responded to the complaints with an even simpler one.