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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jesus Christ intervenes, changes racist signs at Mulligan's for Easter


Mulligan's Food and Spirits, the Marietta bar well-known for signs advocating far-right beliefs and the occasional racist thought, has seen the light.

Gone are the days when owner Mike Norman sells t-shirts depicting President Obama as Curious George. No longer will motorists see such signs as "I wish Hillary had married OJ" and "Border patrol eat free." (And some others. Former CL staffer Russell McClendon interviewed the "owner" of Mulligan's in March 2008.) Early Easter morning, Jesus Christ visited the city, traveled by donkey to the pub, and changed the sign's messages.

On one side, He wrote: "Healthcare for all." On the other: "Open the borders." The Son of God had a plan. The bar is less than 100 feet from Roswell Street Baptist Church, a bustling house of worship that attracts thousands of the faithful on such a religious day. To see this act of divine intervention would be an inspiration to all lambs.

Tim Franzen of the American Friend Service Committee lives near Mulligan's and is familiar with the bar's sign. As he drove home Easter morning, however, something was different.

"There was a light that normally wasn't there," Franzen tells CL. "[The sign] was glowing. So surprised, I looped around and took some photos to celebrate this miracle. Some people see Jesus in a piece of toast. Lo and behold, I found Jesus in a bar marquee."

We've reached out to Mulligan's for comment. A pilgrimage is expected. Pope Benedict is rumored to have purchased a plane ticket to come and bless the site. He will stay at the Hyatt Regency, where he'll also sign copies of his new fitness DVD.

After the jump, photos of the signs.



(Mulligan's photo by Ken Edelstein of Atlanta Unsheltered, Blingee by me, divine sign photos by Tim Franzen)

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