Did you hear the one about the "Zombie Prophet Mohammed" and "Zombie pope" parading together?
It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke but that scenario happened in Mechanicsburg, Pa., triggering an incident and court decision that is no laughing matter, impacting on U.S. constitutional law.
Atheist activist Ernie Perce participated in a Halloween parade last year as "Zombie Prophet Mohammed"; another participant as "Zombie pope." A Muslim observer, Talaag Elbayomy, saw Perce's costume and allegedly attacking him for insulting the prophet. Elbayomy was quickly arrested by police.