“Touchdown Jesus” Is Coming Back–This Time As “Hug Me Jesus”! UPDATED

Hug Me Jesus - Monroe OH

Driving north along I-75, you couldn’t miss him:  Jesus, arms upstretched, praying to the Father.  The 62-foot-high, 40-foot-wide landmark—officially called “King of Kings” but affectionately dubbed “Touchdown Jesus” by local drivers—was erected in 2004 by Solid Rock Church, a 4,000-member evangelical church in Monroe, Ohio.  And for six years, the butter-colored statue was a silent witness to faith, a call to prayer.Then on June 15, 2010, during a fierce electrical storm, Touchdown Jesus was … [Read more...]