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Christian wants Ohio State to drop the 'Buckeye' because the tree is bisexual

Editor's note: The letter referenced below was a hoax. And still quite funny.

Jim Flechtner, a reader of the Findlay Courier in Ohio, was very upset to find out that the buckeye tree, the state symbol and nickname of Ohio State University, bears flowers with both male and female organs. He wrote to the newspaper to rally Ohioans against the "bisexual" tree:

The buckeye is our state tree and most of us gladly wear the nickname, "buckeyes." But it is shameful and unacceptable that a bisexual tree should represent us! We are flaunting the Holy Bible!

I urge everyone to contact their state representative and demand legislation removing the buckeye as our state tree and condemning the use of the term "buckeye" as a nickname for residents of Ohio.

I guess we now know something that Michiganders have known for decades: Hell is populated by buckeyes.

Hat tip to Towleroad.

PHOTO: Ohio State Buckeyes players sing their alma mater after the spring game at Ohio Stadium. The Scarlet team won the game 20-14. Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE