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‘Touchdown Jesus’ Burns to Ground As Porn Shop Goes Unscathed

Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Briefs | Tags: , , | Comments Off on ‘Touchdown Jesus’ Burns to Ground As Porn Shop Goes Unscathed

A six-story tall statue of Jesus in Ohio was struck by lightning and burst into fire, damaging a nearby Church but leaving a nearby porn shop unscathed. "Church founder and former horse trader Lawrence Bishop and his wife paid $250,000 for the statue in an attempt to help people," Dana Chivvis wrote. Maybe the 250 grand would have been more helpful?

Bigoted religious zealots are so often so quick to declare signs of God, from Pat Robinson's claim that Hurricane Katrina was divine retribution for legalizing abortion to Iranian clerics who say immodest dress cause earthquakes, that I, for one, would love to see them explain this one! Oh, wait, I already know: "A similar incident in 2007 ripped the arm and hand off a Jesus statue at a shrine in Colorado. The nuns at the shrine said the bolt was a freak act of nature and warned people from gleaning any religious significance from it."

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