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Jesus has returned ... north of Cincinnati

Published: Mon, October 1, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m.

Jesus has returned ... north of Cincinnati


A southern Ohio church has drawn a standing-room crowd for the dedication of a giant likeness of Jesus Christ that replaced a similar iconic statue destroyed two years ago in a lightning fire.

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.


1Sumpintasay(55 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth." Exodus 20:4

So an act of God (lightening) stikes this statue, destroying it and instead of the congregation saying, "oh hey, there's that passage in the Bible where God says we aren't supposed to have this", THEY REBUILD IT!! geez oh pete.

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2DSquared(1744 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

It's not a graven image. That would be a golden calf or a picture of ODumbo!

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3LtMacGowan(708 comments)posted 3 years, 7 months ago

Big Butter Jesus!! Sweet Cream Jesus! O Country Fresh Jesus, Unsalted Jesus, O Promise Jesus, Imperial Jesus, Can't believe its not Jesus!

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