View Full Version : O! The irony!

06-15-2010, 08:10 AM
News item today on Huffington Post:

A six-story-tall statue of Jesus Christ with his arms raised along a highway was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm Monday night and burned to the ground, police said.

The "King of Kings" statue, one of southwest Ohio's most familiar landmarks, had stood since 2004 at the evangelical Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just north of Cincinnati.
The lightning strike set the statue ablaze around 11:15 p.m., Monroe police dispatchers said.

The sculpture, 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base, showed Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signaling a touchdown. It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, which is all that remained early Tuesday.
The fire spread from the statue to an adjacent amphitheater but was confined to the attic area, and no one was injured, police Chief Mark Neu said. The fire department would release a monetary damage estimate Tuesday, he said.

06-15-2010, 08:13 AM
It's a sign! It's a sign! .............. Um....... Er.............. a sign of.............. what?

06-15-2010, 08:27 AM
This message brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department.One more time.

James McMullen
06-15-2010, 09:17 AM
I always heard of this one called the "help, I'm drowning" Jesus, not touchdown Jesus.

That lightning strike did our nation an enormous aesthetic favor.