Here’s something the folks at the Rock Church in Monroe will be talking about for a while. Near the church, there used to stand a 62-foot, six-storey statue of Jesus…until I guess God decided to strike it down with a lightning strike. Now all that remains are some smoking ruins, and a lot of onlookers.
I find it funny that this happened the same week that Zachary A. Bowers shot his father dead after dear old dad said “Shoot me, I dare you.” Was god saying to Zachery, “This is how you do it! Now that, that’s how you get rid of someone!
Let’s rip this story apart, because there is just so much here to laugh at.
Neu said indications are lightning struck the right hand of the statue.
Gees, God struck his own right hand!
As stated by a guy standing watching the big ol’ Jesus burn, “I had to see it. What else are you going to do on a Monday night?” Hmmm. I can think of a few things.
The statue was constructed of wood and styrofoam over a steel framework that was anchored in concrete and covered with a fiberglass mat and resin exterior, according to the church. It was slated to undergo renovations this summer.
Hmmm! Wonder why it burned then! And oh it got a rennovation, that’s for sure. It got a divine rennovation.
“I can’t believe Jesus was struck,” said his brother, who noted the giant Hustler Hollywood sign for the adult store across the street was untouched. “It’s the last thing I expected to happen.”
Maybe porn isn’t considered to be so bad by the big man upstairs after all. Or maybe the sign is untouched because it isn’t six storeys high and made of wood and styrofoam.
Now I want to find this Big Butter Jesus song mentioned in the story. That didn’t take long. Wonder if he’ll have to make a new song now?
All kidding aside, what a totally freaky thing to have happen. The highway won’t be the same.