A six–storey graven image statue of Jesus in Ohio was struck by lightning and destroyed Monday night:
MONROE – Monroe fire officials set damage at $700,000 after lighting struck and burned down a 62-foot-high Jesus Christ statue and an adjacent amphitheater at Solid Rock Church late Monday.
Police are now ticketing motorists that are slowing down on I-75 to look at the landmark, one whose construction was nearly as controversial as its destruction.
Church leaders are vowing to rebuild the iconic “King of Kings” statue – also dubbed “Touchdown Jesus” – which alone was valued at $300,000.
$300,000? What a waste of money; it’s not like it could have been spent cleaning up pollution or helping the poor or something. No surprise that this was an evangelical megechurch.
Hat tip to Personal Failure at Forever in Hell.