25 May 2007

Big Tacky Jesus Revisited

I've just been doing more research into the big tacky watery Jesus statue I saw in Ohio. The town it's in is Monroe, and the church is the Solid Rock Church. The statue (which is officially called the 'King of Kings Statue') goes by many names, including 'Big Butter Jesus,' 'Touchdown Jesus,' 'Quicksand Jesus,' 'Ivory Soap Jesus,' 'Cheese Jesus' ('Cheesus'), and 'Drowning Jesus.'

And I thought Jesus could walk on water.

The name 'Butter Jesus' comes from its faintly yellowish colour, reminiscent of the colour of butter. And apparently at state fairs in the area they actually make Jesus sculptures out of butter. This is just a really big one.

It's a tourist attraction that 75% of Monroe residents think is a major eyesore. There's a Wikipedia page on it. There's even a song about it by comedian Heywood Banks.

What an eyesore. I'm glad I don't have to see it everyday.

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At May 26, 2007 1:31 a.m., Blogger Sacred Slut said...

That is nasty. It totally looks like the dude is going down for the third time. And not in a good way. ;)

Touchdown Jesus - that reminds me of this awesome old guy I used to work with who'd go around the marketing dept. singing "Drop Kick Me Jesus Through The Goal Posts of Life." What a riot.

At May 28, 2007 10:37 a.m., Blogger Carlo said...

Am I the only person who think that spending all this dough in glorifying the 'King of Kings' is kind of counterproductive to Jebus' whole 'help the poor' strategy? It's like that giant ugly statue of Christian-Liberty thing they built a few years ago (something like $275,000).

Ungh... sometimes I feel that every solid-gold pulpit should melted down and used to forge wedding bands exclusively for use in same-sex marriages, oh and African debt-relief. What a bunch of hypocrites.


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