Church replaces Jesus statue burned by lightning

A southern Ohio church has drawn a standing-room crowd for the dedication of a towering roadside Jesus statue that replaced one destroyed two years ago in a lightning fire.
Associated Press
Oct 1, 2012

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/V3JTjT ) reports that the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, north of Cincinnati, dedicated the 51-foot statue at a service Sunday night.

Nicknamed "Hug Me Jesus," the lighted statue depicts a full-bodied Jesus who's standing with open arms. It looms over the adjacent lanes of Interstate 75.

The previous statue that was ruined by lightning in 2010 was known as "Touchdown Jesus" or "Big Butter Jesus" for its creamy color. It depicted a waist-up Jesus with arms uplifted.

Sculptor Tom Tsuchiya received a standing ovation from the crowd Sunday night.

 

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Dinghy Gal

It was already struck by lightning once. Where's your sign?

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