Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lightning Destroys Big Butter Jesus in Monroe, Ohio

     Sick and tired of bad religious art, the Christian god, who controls volcanoes and earthquakes, sent a lighting bolt into the heart of a touchdown Jesus, destroying the statue which is also known as "Big Butter Jesus."

     The Dayton Daily News reports:
     Charred remnants remained this morning, June 15, of the large Jesus statue iconic to Interstate 75 that was destroyed following an apparent lightning strike during a thunderstorm late Monday night.  The Lawrence Bishop Music Theater at Solid Rock Church on Union Road endured smoke damage, according to officials.
     Damages to the King of Kings statue and the theater were estimated to be around $700,000, said Monroe Fire Chief Mark Neu.  No one was injured in the blaze.
     $700,000 to rebuild a wood, Styrofoam, and fiberglass Jesus?

     I wonder how many of Ohio's homeless, orphaned, and uninsured could use $700,000.


News coverage of Butter Jesus' demise.

     Heywood Banks' musical tribute to the statue.

Image credits: 
Unburned Jesus and Scorched Jesus by Towleroad


Dr. James E. Walton, Ph.D. said...

I love it! There was also a porn shop across the street that was left untouched by the lightening. I wonder how they are going to spin this one to justify their smug, self-serving, self-righteous selves.

Mrs. Levine said...

I went to school in southern Ohio just north of Cincinnati but I don't remember that. I can't believe it was struck by lightning. How symbolic is that?

Heretic Tom said...

A porn shot was spared, but Jesus was smited. Dog works in mysterious ways.