Last night, the 62-foot high, 8-ton iconic abomination along I-75 in Monroe, Ohio, that represented people fundamentally missing the point of their belief system on multiple levels, was struck by lightning and consumed by fire. Money quotes from the Middletown Journal coverage included the following:
- ‘…motorists were stopped along the highway and along Union Road in Monroe to watch the 62-foot King of Kings statue burn.’
- “God struck God, I like the irony. Jesus struck Jesus… What else are you going to do on a Monday night?”
- “Of all the things that could have been struck, I just think that that would be protected. … It’s something that’s not supposed to happen, Jesus burning.”
- ‘“I can’t believe Jesus was struck,” said his brother, who noted the giant Hustler Hollywood sign for the adult store across the street was untouched.’
I have faith they will build another.