This is Touchdown Jesus, a.k.a. Drowning Jesus, a.k.a. Big Butter Jesus, a.k.a. Quicksand Jesus, a.k.a. King of Kings, in Monroe, Ohio:
He no longer exists, though. An “act of god” has done away with him.
The large Jesus statue iconic to Interstate 75 in Monroe is destroyed following an apparent lightning strike.
Motorists were stopped along the highway and around the Monroe area to watch the 62-foot “King of Kings” statue burn before officers dispersed traffic. The fire was reported just 11:15 p.m. Monday, June 15. Within minutes, all that was left was the steel frame of the statue at Solid Rock Church, 904 N. Union Road.
Of all the giant crosses and Jesus statues out there, this was one of my favorites.
At least an atheist wasn’t blamed for the damage…
***Update***: Pics of the burned Jesus are available at the Dayton Daily News:
(Thanks to Stephen for the link)
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