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.