Big Butter Jesus (2004-2010)
NO OFFENSE TO MY CHRISTIAN READERS IS INTENDED. MY FOCUS HERE IS THE STATUE AND NOT THE MAN.
By Jon E. Easter
By now, I am sure most of you know all know about the King of Kings Statue outside the Solid Rock Church just off I-75. The statue was called, informally, Touchdown Jesus, due to its arms raised pose. Comedian Heywood Banks penned a song a few years back about the ridiculous monstrosity called, appropriately, Big Butter Jesus, because it looked like the foam, fiberglass and resin statue had been carved out of butter, as Banks wrote "Just like at the State Fair."
Well, after the storms on Monday, old Heywood had to add a verse to the song (Starts at about 1:05 into video).
Here is the serious news report, and I do feel sorry for the church and its members who clearly were attached to the statue. However, it honestly did look ridiculous, and it looks like maybe the big critic upstairs didn't like the thing, either.
The church said they don't believe it was a sign from above, and, appropriately, a Jesus statue will be resurrected, according to the Pastor of the church. Hopefully, next time, they will do the subject a little bit more justice.
Still, Heywood Banks' original version of the Big Butter Jesus song contains a warning:
Well don’t make no graven images.
That’s one of the 10 commandments
I hope the grading curve is kindly
You get to heaven with a 90.